Michael Kluge vollseil at
Mon Jul 14 19:15:35 CEST 2008

Today I powered up my gps the first time and got a fix after 80 seconds. 
I was on a hill in a small village outside in a garden under a apple 
tree and the Freerunner was standing upright. Then I rebooted it and got 
an other fix in 80 seconds again. I've been using agps-gui. Much better 
than I expected. The Freerunner did see 5 satellites the first time, 3 
the second time.


Ken Young schrieb:
> 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.

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