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Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

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sumanml07
Posts: 11

Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

i'm unable to get my current position using only "Integrated GPS". the device keeps on searching and nothing happens. also in the indicator area on Ovi Maps the satellite symbol is not appearing. i'm not sure whether my integrated gps is working or not. is there any way by which we can view the satellite status as in other nokia devices like 5800 XpressMusic??? Plzz help!!!

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Professor
vvaino
Posts: 626

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

Hei,

In the maps-section here in discussion you can find
a lot of material about this, but one thing is good
to be said. It could take pretty long time for your
phone to get the gps-signal, if you have disapled
the a-gps and internet connection. It could take as
much as an hour.

-vvaino
#SwitchToLumia
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Advisor
sumanml07
Posts: 11

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

plzz tell me how to see the satellite status in N8, if it is possible.

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Mobile Overlord
scoobyman
Posts: 10,000

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

Hi sumanm107

 

Even on 5800XM satellite status icon disappeared from OVI Maps v3.04 onwards, so unfortunately there is no way that you will see a "satellite symbol" within OVI Maps application.

Happy to have helped forum in a small way with a Support Ratio = 37.0

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Professor
vvaino
Posts: 626

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

Sorry, I do not know, is it possible. Let's wait until
our fellows members here can help you.

-vvaino
#SwitchToLumia
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Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 19,492

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

On Nokia 5800 xm.. if you want to see the satellite status (not in OVI maps..). goto  Menu-->Applications-->Location-->GPS Data-->Navigation-->Options-->Satellite status...

 

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Sage
fonero
Posts: 104

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

sumanml07: i'm unable to get my current position using only "Integrated GPS".

 

You usually cannot get position fix if you are indoors. Getting a fix can also be difficult if there are high buildings around. Go to an open place (a park?) and let the phone seek the satellites without moving it. Wait patiently for half an hour. If you don't get a fix, then something is really wrong. (Actually you should get a fix within 15 mins.) Later you should get a fix more easily.

 

Markus

 

 

 

(Lumia 820, 8.0.10328.78, 3047.0000.1328.0003, Here Drive+ 3.0.4121.0, map 8.30.51.121)
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sumanml07
Posts: 11

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

farby: it is not possible to get the satellite status in N8 as you have mentioned for 5800 ExpressMusic. there is no such thing as "location" in the "application" menu. is there any other way to view the satellite status??? 

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Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 19,492

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

Just check under this....Menu-->applications-->Social...

 

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sumanml07
Posts: 11

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

farby: there is no such thing as "social" in Menu>Apllication.

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Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 19,492

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

http://nds1.nokia.com/phones/files/guides/Nokia_N8-00_UG_en.pdf

 

Refer Page 61 /62..

 

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sumanml07
Posts: 11

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

farby: first of all to use "Social", i need to use net service which i don't want to use. and even if i use social,there is no provision of finding the satellite status within "Social".

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Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 19,492

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

Ok.. Thanx for the info.. I do not own an N8 and was refering the User Guide if it could be useful..

 

 

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Mobile Sensei
chanchan05
Posts: 8,090

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

The N8, as on any other Nokia phone, uses a smaller version of very low power GPS chip, and as such will have trouble acquiring a fix if used on Integrated GPS alone. The common advice for people who insist on using Integrated GPS alone is to leave their phone searching for satellites on a windowsill overnight.
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Sage
ovikovi
Posts: 247

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

 


sumanml07 wrote:

i'm unable to get my current position using only "Integrated GPS". the device keeps on searching and nothing happens.


If you don't mind carrying a tiny additional unit in your car or in your bag or pants, look into a bluetooth GPS receiver like the Holux M-1000. They work great.

 

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Registered Member
halogen_guy
Posts: 2

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

How very useful. You need to get somewhere and try to use the integrated GPS to help you out but oh you have to wait 30 mins to acquire a connection and obtain guidance.

Now that's convenient!
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Counsellor
Posts: 30

Re: Nokia N8 "Integrated GPS"

I am using endomondo.com on my N8 to track jogging/running.

 

I have two issues:

1. When no internet, the phone sometimes takes 15-30 min to get a signal, if it gets a signal at all. Then sometimes just looses the signal, even in open space. So it seems to me the phone is only useable with A-GPS, which require data costs. When abroad, this is painful.

 

2. The accuracy is less then I wish. Sometimes, the registered points are way off the road, in buildings, middle of the lake, and such. Sometimes it is good. I didn't find out, what influences that the registered points are on the road or not.

 

I am thinking to get an external Bluetooth GPS unit. I was thinking about the Nokia LD-4W, but it is quite outdated by now.

Probably the Qstarz BT-Q1300 is the best option out there, with 66 parallel channels, and 35 seconds lock in cold start.

 

Anyone haveing exeperience with external GPS units and the N8?

Qstartz BT-Q1300 nano

 

 

 

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