Re: Elipsis 7 GPS problems
paweiss
Newbie

Hi Kevin,

I think I requested to follow you, and approved your request.  What should I do now?

Thanks,

Philip

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Re: Elipsis 7 GPS problems
SoccerRef12
Specialist - Level 1

Have you tried to go into Settings/Apps/Maps and clearing cache and data (it will download data again from Google)?

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Re: Elipsis 7 GPS problems
paweiss
Newbie

Thanks for the suggestion.  Tried that, but it's just back to the eternal "Searching for GPS"

- Philip

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Re: Elipsis 7 GPS problems
TB3
Newbie

I just picked up the Ellipsis 7 yesterday. I have exactly the same problem. It is as if there isn't a GPS in this device, all it can do is use WIFI or LTE to locate itself. Neither puts it in the correct location very well, maybe a couple hundred feet off. And it looses track of itself every now and then, maybe 1/3 of the time. What did the technical support folks determine on this? I'm about to take mine back.

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Re: Elipsis 7 GPS problems
TB3
Newbie

I think I figured it out. This thing is just pathetically slow at obtaining its first fix and requires a lot of patience. It would be helpful if there was some progress indicator. I installed an app named GPS Test. As soon as I opened it I could see that the device does indeed have a real GPS in it. It started finding satellites one by one. I went outside where the device had clear view of the sky, this usually improves a GPS ability to receive satellite signals. Eventually it got its initial fix and the accuracy improved to 12 feet.

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