GPS Accuracy Acer Iconia A100


How is the GPS-unit in my Acer Iconia A100 supposed to act. Is it pin-point accurate within seconds or does it have a mood of its own?


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So far it seems to be

Those assisted GPS units can lag by minutes. As to pin-point GPS is only good to so many tens of feet and it can bounce around under certain conditions.

Are you new to GPS and it's limitations? I found a big company tried to use it to track parcels in a building!

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3-5 second, 30 seconds, 1 minute or never

My Garmin Asus A10 smartphone is accurate within 3-5 seconds! That's when the light goes from yellow to green Wink
The Acer A100 has been able to connect within 30 seconds. But very often it's above 1 minute or even never.

And that's outside in the clear!

I terms of reliability I guess that the GPS unit in my Acer A100 tablet is either unreliable or broke.
I just bought the unit and wishes to return it. But before returning it, I wanted to make sure if there is a general issue with the Acer A100 GPS unit or a faulty GPS in my A100 tablet.


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As you use more and more GPS units

You will discover variations in accuracy, the speed at which it will get a lock and more. Assisted GPS is going to get even more fun as it involves some other connection to assist in the location.

It does not matter to you if the product is faulty at this point. It is not performing well enough for you. So like a bad meal, it's best to return it.
Bob (who has worked on GPS tracking systems.)

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GPS Accuracy Acer Iconia A100

I would love to hear from people how has an Acer A100. Preferable people in Europe/Denmark or maybe not. I'd like to keep mine or get it replaced. Due to the surcumstances there aren't alot of interest in the workmanship of the Acer A100, so I have to make guesses. Due to the lack of compentition in Danmark, there aren't a lot of option. Due to the low price at which I bought the Acer A100, I will be most kind and wait for a new unit to arrieve at the retail store and then look if the GPS is any good.

I will get this sorted Wink

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Let's hope others chime in.
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Mobility at its Best?

Thank you for the inspiration Bob!

Acer also claims that the A100 is "Mobility at its Best"!
I am having a laugh Grin
So if I should take "Entertainment Champion" into account, then I guess that "Mobility at its Best" is a lie.
The unit does not even support GSM or HSDPA. It's a WIFI unit for home/office use. Not a travel unit.

"Have a great time" is much more preferable!

I will look into XDA Developers and then return to this forum later.


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