How many seconds for GPS to locate you?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kinkster, Dec 24, 2008.

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How long for GPS to locate you?

  1. 1-5 seconds

    22.7%
  2. 5-10 seconds

    40.9%
  3. 10-15 seconds

    18.2%
  4. 15-20 seconds

    18.2%
  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    This is for those of you with iphone 3Gs only, I don't want to get the results mixed up.

    So, how long on average would you say your iPhone takes to locate you?
     
  2. firewood macrumors 604

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    Question not well specified.

    Right after device reset may have a different time than if a GPS app has been run since the last reset. How long it's been and how far you've moved since a GPS app was last run also may make a difference. The GPS may appear quick if you haven't moved since last using it, since it might first report the last cached location before getting a new fix. How close you are to a cell tower or known wifi access point may also make a difference. How many satellites are overhead and not obscured by trees or buildings. And Etc.

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  3. Cask Guest

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    Restarted iphone 3g, took iphone outside and pressed locate button, it took about 4 seconds for the blue dot to appear, and it appeared in the correct place. I think it has improved alot.
     
  4. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, restarting make a HUGE difference. Also being outside effects the results tremendously.
     
  5. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well that information just adds to the thread, but I'd still be more interested in people's average time.
     
  6. S Brake macrumors regular

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    #7
    My first attempt was 15 seconds then after a restart it was 9 seconds, both attempts were indoors.
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    #8
    (15) seconds flat...:cool:

    Sadly, this poll overlaps.

    Should be:

    1-5 seconds
    6-10 seconds
    11-15 seconds
    16-20 seconds

    if it were otherwise, you're answer could be in two categories.
     
  8. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    5-10 outside, 15-20 inside (if it can even determine my exact location)
     
  9. The General macrumors 601

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