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On: 06/05/2012 | 10:53
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by: islayuk1
on: 06/05/2012 | 10:53

hi, i have loaded google maps onto my phone, at present my phone does not have gps, so when i put in a from and to address will this google maps work like a gps eg, changes as i drive, and is it allowed on my £10 goody bag.

 

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by: greenman
on: 06/05/2012 | 10:56

@islayuk1 wrote:

hi, i have loaded google maps onto my phone, at present my phone does not have gps, so when i put in a from and to address will this google maps work like a gps eg, changes as i drive, and is it allowed on my £10 goody bag.

 


Without GPS your update will rely on phone masts and mobile signal to give your location.

I'm not convinced it will work satisfactorily.

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by: gawright
on: 06/05/2012 | 10:55
Will give limited location tracking based on mobile signal.

Ok with goodybag

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by: hhaarrryyyy2020
on: 06/05/2012 | 10:55
It will probalbly work kinda like a sat mac but won't be very accurate and depends on a constant data signal so uses a lot of data and if the signal is lost so are you. :-)
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by: greenman
on: 06/05/2012 | 10:56

@islayuk1 wrote:

hi, i have loaded google maps onto my phone, at present my phone does not have gps, so when i put in a from and to address will this google maps work like a gps eg, changes as i drive, and is it allowed on my £10 goody bag.

 


Without GPS your update will rely on phone masts and mobile signal to give your location.

I'm not convinced it will work satisfactorily.

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by: charlesn
on: 06/05/2012 | 10:56

Without GPS signals the routing on your SatNav program will be very innacurate and of not much use.

 

Mobile phone signals can be used to enhance the GPS received signa but on their own ... A bit useless.

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Charles

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by: islayuk1
on: 06/05/2012 | 10:58

thanks for your advice, 'can i add gps onto my phone? 

 

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by: gawright
on: 06/05/2012 | 10:58 edited: 06/05/2012 | 11:00

GPS requires hardware. If your phone doesn't have it you can't use it

 

 

Location tracking accuracy without GPS varies. Sometimes it's pretty good, if your phone has WiFi it can use local Wifi signals to help locate you. Other times it can be out by several miles


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by: charlesn
on: 06/05/2012 | 10:59

@islayuk1 wrote:

thanks for your advice, 'can i add gps onto my phone? 

 



Perhaps ...

 

Depending on which phone you have some phones allow you to use a Bluetooth GPS receiver.

Regards,

Charles

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by: greenman
on: 06/05/2012 | 10:59 edited: 06/05/2012 | 11:03

@islayuk1 wrote:

thanks for your advice, 'can i add gps onto my phone? 

 


A GPS module is available, but you may find buying a phone with GPS is a cheaper option.

 

Take a look on eBay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sis.html?_nkw=Co+Pilot+bluetooth+GPS+receiver+mobile+phones+laptops

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by: guardianhawk
on: 06/05/2012 | 11:03
I have a nokia 5228. It does not have GPS. I use google maps a lot. The only thing that it struggles with is pinpointing your location accurately, (usually within about 150 meters), but just finding directions or a point on a map, it works fine for me.
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