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Re: 5500 Sports Mode with GPS

Registered Member
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5500 Sports Mode with GPS

I'm using the sports mode on the 5500 with a bluetooth GPS and have concerns over the accuracy of the distances travelled. It regularly gives a figure 10% higher than that expected but I don't know whether the problem is with the phone or the GPS. I'm using the miniature GPSlim 240 supplied with the Navicore SAT NAV product but wondered if anyone else had similar experiances with other GPS products.
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Advisor
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Re: 5500 Sports Mode with GPS

It probably has a SIRF III GPS chip, which is good for power consumption etc, but not extremely accurate on such minute details.
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Re: 5500 Sports Mode with GPS

The accuracy of the built in accelerometer was terrible and I thought that connecting a GPS would make a vast improvement. But from my experience it is only slightly better. Thanks for your post.
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llendorin
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Re: 5500 Sports Mode with GPS

Strangely enough, i found the pedometer function to be quite accurate... but only on level ground. When hillwalking, it really doesn't take the gradient into consideration. (Especially not for the calorie burn part)
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