gps (some) on ipod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by seamustry, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. seamustry macrumors member

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    is it true that ipod touch can where you are roughly by using wifi? does it matter if it can only see one hot spot?
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    yes. using the awesome power of skynet.... errr skyhook
     
  3. njguyfla macrumors member

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    there are a few free apps that have GPS like properties, but you have to use the wifi to use them.

    One is called "GPS tracker"
     
  4. seamustry thread starter macrumors member

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    what about the native "Maps" application?
     
  5. njguyfla macrumors member

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    Maps is more like a Mapquest type app, it will not follow where you are, to get you to where you are going, with turn by turn directions in real time.
     
  6. seamustry thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah i know that but can maps tell me where i am if i'm in a wifi zone? i know it won't be like iphone 3g but i'll be happy with a rough estimate...
     
  7. Dudeman486 macrumors member

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    yes it can. if, however, the location is way off...say like...a few hundred miles it is possible that the particular wifi network you are logged onto has a proxy, meaning it redirects all connections through a third computer, making the location inaccurate.

    short version: it will locate your rough location on nearly all wifi hotspots. its not iphone-accurate, but it's close enough to get you within a block or two.
     

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