Ken Young rtm at
Mon Jul 14 14:12:45 CEST 2008

thomasg wrote:

> This all are no arguments.
> With my TomTom device I can do a full reset so that no GPS data is 
> available
> at all (also no time and so on) and still get a fix in < 3 minutes at 
> 100 km/h.
> Well, I know the freerunner is no specialized gps navigation device, but 
> the
> fact that the signals are so weak that it's barely possible to get a fix
> under optimal condition (clear view to the sky, antenna on top, without
> moving 1 mm) shows, that this is no simple software problem and has to 
> be fixed.

The GPS performance of my Freerunner is also much worse than
the GPS performance of my neo1973.   I've done side-by-side tests of the
two units many times.   My neo1973 gets a good fix in 2 to 3 minutes
after a completely cold start; it's very reliable.   My Freerunner 
initially was getting a fix after 7 or 8 minutes.   For the last few
days it has not been able to get a fix at all.

Ken Young

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