iPod Touch ? - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of Old 01-22-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Ok. Thnks SVAuspicious. Very interesting.

s/v Moomba,
Hans Christian '38 Telstar
Magoofskie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of Old 01-22-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 677
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post
Not true. Assisted GPS uses a preliminary navigation solution based on the nearest cell tower(s) as a seed to the full-blown GPS chip in the device. That means a more-or-less useful location solution within seconds. Shortly thereafter the GPS position will show up. Well offshore the GPS will eventually (many seconds or at worst in my experience a minute or so) lock on without the assist and provide a location.

I regularly use Charts & Tides on my iPhone 4 hundreds of miles offshore. The GPS works fine.

The bigger issue is that the cell phone part of the phone uses a lot of power in a "No Service" state trying to get connected. If you turn on airplane mode you disable the GPS. Pain.

Still it's been useful. I've had a delivery or two on which we lost nav from onboard instruments and used my phone to finish. *grin*
Thanks Much!
I'm still not certain of whether I should buy a new MacBook or an iPad, but real-world experience from users is vital and valuable. Then, there is a sort of "plan b" where we get an iPod Touch and put one of the several plug-in gps antennas on it.

L
olson34 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
keeping in touch..Ipod-touch?? jobi Gear & Maintenance 5 05-24-2010 12:13 PM
ipod xort Gear & Maintenance 70 12-07-2008 09:26 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome