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  • I'd agree that augmented data from cell towers and wifi geolocation will predominantly help with initial fix, as you suggested. I'd also say that they typically do more harm than good. But they can be an additional source of errors as well. It proba…
  • A few points come to mind. First is battery. First, let's separate devices into categories of devices that are primarily designed for recreation/fitness (like a Garmin fitness watch, Garmin Edge GPS for bikers, eTrex, etc) and those devices which ar…
  • At one point we offered that option and people abused it. People would come in, ask a question or participate in a thread, then when their question was answered they would delete all of their posts. It made reading threads really confusing when ther…
  • They actually got tripped up in our spam filter. A notice does appear indicating that... but it flashes by and many people don't see it.
  • Just like the wind, some days I get lots of drift, sometimes none at all. :)
  • Using the URL I gave above, I logged in, zoomed in on the map where I wanted to add the POI, selected 'Point of Interest' under 'Choose what to report', clicked 'Add a point of interest', dragged the pin from the toolbar to the point in the map, fil…
  • @footloose did you start from here? http://www.tomtom.com/mapshare/tools/#
  • A secondary reason is that it can be super annoying to people who are busy crafting a reply to a post only to have the original question change after an answer has been posted. Ironically, that just happened to me a few minutes ago in another forum.
  • Photobucket tries to be very sneaky (for SEO purposes) and embeds links and redirects to their images. In the process of trying to be sneaky rather than helpful their links don't work in a number of places. I've fixed the links.
  • Yeah, that is a strange one too. The Navigon brand lives on, as do many of their apps.
  • Interesting that they are using so much of the DeLorme infrastructure here. I get it-- the acquisition is recent and therefore not much time for development other than the Garmin logo. I'd expect future products in this line to ditch more of DeLorme…
  • but with those, it's ded-rec should be better - almost as good, if not as good, as with full GPS information It could be, yes. I suspect it isn't something the GPS companies feel is worth prioritizing their engineering resources for.
  • Even though you asked for no speculative answers, I'm going to offer one. I have no idea exactly which model GPS you have, but many made by Fujitsu Ten have a gyro. It probably doesn't work well in the scenario you described as a loss of signal is a…
  • Did the download take longer than it should have for the size? If so, are you using your ISPs default DNS servers on your phone/router?
  • Wow, I wrote that article nine years ago, but didn't remember the answer myself.
    in The red dot Comment by Tim October 2016
  • Also makes me wonder why there is a need to predict the next map update on this page There isn't a need, other than it has historically been the second most question I get asked on this site. I used to be quite accurate, however the switch from four…
  • I wouldn't say they are delayed at all since Garmin doesn't have a release schedule. The times when they have released new maps in the last year or so have changed significantly since the years previous. So anticipating a release is just a wild gues…
  • I too primarily use an Edge 500 while cycling. I haven't worn a watch in a very, very long time and I think I would have trouble getting used to it. But even with that said, I'm still considering getting a Series 1 (not the original, nor Series 2) a…
  • Likewise, as a cyclist, looking to replace my Garmin Edge device, the Apple Watch is more compelling than the new Edge devices.
  • Yes, you will be able to do that once you install and activate the map.
  • Yup, that was it. I've removed the dups.
  • @privet01, typically, I'm on the site at least two to three times per day, but there are times when I'm away for a full day, or even a couple of days. This was one of those times when I was away from the site for the weekend. @Boyd is correct, that …
  • Android? iOS? The built in iOS 'Compass' app will show it.
  • Just to bring up an interesting point, it isn't always safe to use a zip code + street combination to find a specific address. In rural areas groups of towns may share the same zip code. And of course many towns will have identical street names like…
  • Hey, I'm sorry if I came across that way. But when I asked for an example your response was to not answer the question and I further read your response as "the GPS is supposed to do what I expect". So there isn't much help I or anyone else could pro…
  • Why would the address have to be entered in any other way than the way it is normally spelled out? That sounds weird. And if a GPS is based on precision, why wouldn't it require the address to be as close to accurate as possible? If you don't want h…
  • Often it is a matter of entering the address in a slightly different way than you might expect. If you can provide the address, others can check too and give you some help/tips.
  • I am an android developer I want to implement AGps supportale app how we can implement it in android is it same as GPS. Yes, for those purposes it is the same and there is nothing additional for you to do. The location API will take advantage of w…