N95 Offshore GPS Testing

While boating with my dad this past weekend, I decided to check out the GPS on the N95. As you can see in this video the Nokia Maps application is able to show position relative to land pretty easily (though perhaps hard to see on video) but the Sports Tracker App really gives you better info (Latitude Longitude, Speed etc) in this usage scenario. My dad and I also compared the accuracy of the GPS against the boat instruments and it matched up… just a confirming note to say it really is working and correct. SportsTracker is especially cool to use since you can save your tracks and trip info for review later and even import into applications like Google Earth to see your travels and stats on the map.

In a related note, I’ve tried activating GPS now in a few different applications and SportsTracker seems to be the quickest for getting a signal from a cold start. Nokia Maps and MGMaps both take considerably longer – upwards of 10 minutes at times even outside in clear and open conditions.

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7 comments for “N95 Offshore GPS Testing

  1. 3/28/2009 at 11:31 am

    Promising stats, but still, a satellite phone is more reliable when it comes to boating trips, given that the weather is very unpredictable and even the smallest of boating hobbyist could get stranded in a deserted island with no means of communication.

  2. 3/28/2009 at 3:31 pm

    Promising stats, but still, a satellite phone is more reliable when it comes to boating trips, given that the weather is very unpredictable and even the smallest of boating hobbyist could get stranded in a deserted island with no means of communication.

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