1. Rancid's Avatar
    I had an LG Dare and the turn by turn navigation was great. With my iPhone and Gokivo, the GPS performance is awful. Since my Incase hard case is covering the silver ring (where the antenna supposedly is), will GPS tracking improve caseless? Anyone else experience a problem like this? I'll try some more testing tomorrow on my mini road trip.
    06-26-2009 09:44 PM
  2. cobra302's Avatar
    i wouldnt think that it would make too much differnece.
    06-26-2009 09:47 PM
  3. chobbs1's Avatar
    Take your phone out of the case and give it a go. Then you can tell us what what is!
    06-27-2009 12:34 AM
  4. rknowlt's Avatar
    Take your phone out of the case and give it a go. Then you can tell us what what is!
    Couldn't have put it better myself. Let us know the results of your experiment.
    06-27-2009 04:05 AM
  5. Rancid's Avatar
    Unfortunately, removing the case doesn't seem to make a difference. Gokivo constantly thinks I'm not on a road and doesn't update the directions quickly after turning. I'm not sure if it's the GPS in my phone or if this is just typical, but i'm really dissapointed compared to the turn by turn navigation on my LG Dare.
    06-27-2009 11:52 AM
  6. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    So then buy a GPS unit.
    06-27-2009 12:10 PM
  7. GMJeff's Avatar
    If it is a GS, take it back. There was another post on here about one of the users having issues with the compass and the GPS. He returned it to an Apple store and he said the new unit worked properly.

    Maybe there is a small failure rate of the GPS units in the devices. They are electronic devices, after all.
    06-27-2009 12:15 PM
  8. chobbs1's Avatar
    The gps on my phone without the turn by turn software works great. Is that the case with your phone? Does the problem only happen in that application? If your gps is faulty take it in to have it replaced. If it is just an application problem. Then please make that known so others will not buy the same app and also contact the developers of said app and have them help with the problem.
    06-27-2009 12:17 PM
  9. Rancid's Avatar
    So then buy a GPS unit.

    Google maps seems to be the same way. I'll try my ATT or Apple store on Monday.
    06-27-2009 03:32 PM
  10. chobbs1's Avatar
    Good luck!
    06-27-2009 05:17 PM
  11. Rancid's Avatar
    Update: on my way to the Apple store, I tried using Gokivo with wifi turned on and off. With wifi turned on (but not even connected to a network) the GPS worked great. With wifi turned off, the GPS had no idea what road I was on. At the Apple store, the guy went through my settings and agreed it might be a hardware issue. I made a genius bar appoinment for tomorrow at lunch.
    06-28-2009 12:24 PM
  12. chobbs1's Avatar
    I think Its a gokivo problem based on what you've said. Di you ever try the GPS without the third party??? When troubleshooting one should always rule out the most obvious first.
    06-29-2009 12:26 AM
  13. Rancid's Avatar
    Yes, same problem in google maps.
    06-29-2009 07:02 AM
  14. chobbs1's Avatar
    Copy that! Then I would reinstall software if that didn't work then I would take it back and have it replaced. Good luck!!!
    06-29-2009 07:56 AM
  15. Rancid's Avatar
    I told them the GPS only worked with the wifi on. The phone was swapped out for a new one with pretty much no questions asked. Cool! The GPS on the new one appears to be working much better.
    06-29-2009 01:44 PM