My Location is way off!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Eric Lewis, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    Feb 4, 2007
    CANADA? eh?
    I tried the my location on the iPod touch and its way off

    Its around 5 miles away from my house?

    My house (and surrounding) has around 6 wifi access points?

    Why is this so off? It really does location
  2. iDAG macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2007
    Athens, Ohio
    Nothing will ever be as good as a real GPS chip. Don't worry, it can't find my house either, but it does get close.
  3. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    Better than starting from a map of the world and having to find your place manually. I usually treat non-gps locators as a way to find where I am. Even on my phone, my location isn't anything to brag about (cell towers go down and throws the whole triangulation out of wack). Maybe some wifi spot moved or got turned off?
  4. VZGuy macrumors regular


    Nov 25, 2007
    5 miles ?

    My Location shows me 1,262 miles from where i am located... Can't rely on this info... Thinking about getting a gps...
  5. CrazyIvan macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2006
    I don't what makes the variation for the location, but get this...

    I live in Montreal, Canada. Right now, I'm sitting in the computer room in my apartment and the "locate me" features sports me right on.

    If I go to my bed room, right across the hall, "localize me" puts me in the middle of Kansas, US!!!

    Isn't the iPod Touch is a great?
    It permits teleportation! :D;)
  6. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    It refuses to even look for me @ home, but at school it's fairly spot-on, building/relative location within the building and all.

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