Poor GPS

* રનસ્ટાર નામની એપ્લિકેશન (confession: પહેલી વાર એન્ડ્રાઈડ એપ ખરીદી :D) લીધા પછીયે જો તમને દોડવાનો મેપ આ પ્રમાણેનો મળે તો ફોનનાં ભંગાર GPS નો જ વાંક કહેવાય. અને, એન્ડ્રાઈડમાં સ્ક્રિનશોટ લેવો એટલે માથાનો દુખાવો છે એ વાત અલગ છે.

Poor GPS

એમ તો વાંધો નથી, પણ આ રીતનું પરિણામ તમારી પેસ પર અસર કરે છે. ૬ કિમી. માં લગભગ ૬૦૦ થી ૮૦૦ મીટરનો ફરક પડ્યો હોય એમ લાગે છે. જે હોય તે, અત્યારે તો આનાથી જ ચલાવીશું. પછી ક્યારેક, Garmin watch વિશલિસ્ટમાં જ ઉમેરીશું અને દોડીશું – પણ એ તો મેરેથોનનો વારો આવે ત્યારે.

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11 thoughts on “Poor GPS

  1. Generally in India we don’t find GPS (Satellite) much accurate. Highest accuracy is 4 meters which rarely happen under sky roof & device is in your pocket. Also it depends on Hardware of device (in your device it is not the concern).

    I know its not strait way but you can use DDMS to take the screenshot. From ICS it’s easier.

    Let me know if you have any special need for LBS app, i will write & gift you an app.

    In a separate note, Irony is, generally we Indian can effort 20K device but dont have tendency to purchase 100 bucks app. 🙂 Maybe mindsets.

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    1. In my case, Pressing Home + Power button takes screenshot – trick is to press both at same time. I’ll show you how poor it is designed!

      Agree with last statement. I’ve seen people with 50K+ devices and do jailbreak to download pirated apps only. Well, the main hurdle is CC in many cases, but things are changing fast.

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  2. I use runkeeper and it gives fairly accurate route on which I run at the end. Though I’m still doubtful about the figures of the kms run and calories burned calculated by app.
    Can’t comment on GPS accuracy in India n SG.
    I have so far just bought one app (in iOS n none in Android) from app store/market. I have never found any compulsive reason to go for buying apps though. I prefer spending on online content i.e. magz, books, etc.

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    1. If you really want to be accurate on your timing/distance and pace, just do following:

      1. Go to dailymile, create new route you want to run. It’ll give you distance. Remember to map exact map.
      2. Run. Measure time using stopwatch (mobile or digital watch).
      3. Bingo! 😉

      I however bought app, because I sometime run on unknown route. It gives fairly accurate reading on main roads. Loops run are not accurate for me so far (unfortunately, I run in loops during weekdays at both Ahmedabad and Mumbai places!)

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              1. તમે તો મારા આગળ સ્ફૂર્તિવાળા ગણાઓ. હું તો ઓફિસેય જતો નથી 😉 એવા દિવસો હતા જ્યારે હું અઠવાડિયામાં બે વખત માંડ ઘરની બહાર નીકળતો હતો!!

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