One Plus 3 GPS tracking issues

  1. Schmmuck Eclair Jun 28, 2016

    Schmmuck, Jun 28, 2016 :
    One plus veteran here since the OPO days. I just upgraded from the one plus 2 to the one plus 3 and am shocked at how bad the GPS tracking is. This is my jogging route and as you can see from the OP3 tracking on the left vs the OP2 one on the right, the OP3 is terrible. The readings are also inaccurate due to the jerky tracking. The conditions and pace are the same too. Heck I'm even using the same arm band and headphones. I wonder if this is due to a faulty GPS chip or just a bug? Anyone else facing this issue on the OP3? I use runkeeper and Strava both and both have been very flakey.

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    Last edited: Jun 28, 2016

  2. vinodh3 Cupcake Jun 28, 2016

    vinodh3, Jun 28, 2016 :
    Yes. You are right. My device also GPS is very unstable and took more time to connect to the satellite for first fix.

  3. G_Marcin_Mucha_UoCN Cupcake Jul 3, 2016

    G_Marcin_Mucha_UoCN, Jul 3, 2016 :
    Is it only me or when you turn off your screen the gps loses the fix? or when you press the home button or just when you're not directly in the app that uses gps the gps automatically turns off, when you swtich back to the app the gps turns on again, it's a deal breaker for me, I'm afriad I'm gonna have to return the phone.

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  4. gerryaj Gingerbread Jul 9, 2016

    gerryaj, Jul 9, 2016 :
    There is a big problem with GPS it's not accurate, my Google now shows that I have 24minutes to reach when I am already at home. Is this hardware issue or software. The maps application is ok. It shows the blue dart in the right location though . . .

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  5. Jac_Q Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 9, 2016

    Jac_Q, Jul 9, 2016 :
    Google Now is not updating its tiles every second. If you need 24 minutes home, then it's updated the tiles at a location where you were 24 minutes away from home.

  6. Karthik Raghavan Honeycomb Jul 9, 2016

    Karthik Raghavan, Jul 9, 2016 :
    Are you on the latest update (3.2.1) ... Other than unspecified GPS issues that it fixes, it also fixes the magnetometer which should help GPS perform better.

  7. MarwiN Gingerbread Jul 10, 2016

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  8. ajcolianni3 Cupcake Jul 10, 2016

    ajcolianni3, Jul 10, 2016 :
    Happy to report that 3.2.1 was a major improvement for the GPS using strava. It was so bad at first I thought it was a deal breaker.

  9. MarwiN Gingerbread Jul 10, 2016

    MarwiN, Jul 10, 2016 :
    omg, if it's now major improvement i don't want to know how bad it was before.

  10. puneet_si Froyo Jul 10, 2016

  11. giximan Cupcake Jul 10, 2016

    giximan, Jul 10, 2016 :
    How can I open / close the GPS? I can't find a icon. It's first time with Oxygen.

  12. MarkusRanz Honeycomb Jul 11, 2016

    MarkusRanz, Jul 11, 2016 :
    What about a step counter.?
    I tried a app today and it was super inaccurate... Is that normal or does this work on other phones?

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  13. Yossiw Cupcake Jul 12, 2016

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  16. Preben Pedersen Eclair Jul 12, 2016

    Preben Pedersen, Jul 12, 2016 :
    I also have gps problems on oxygen 3.2.1.. Keeps disconnecting from sattelites..
    Tried Tomtom which was terrible.. Google nav was a little better but still lost satellite connection.. Even when there was good coverage.. I really hope this is a software problem..

  17. Robert-RC Cupcake Jul 13, 2016

  18. G_Andre_W._GsXG Cupcake Jul 13, 2016

    G_Andre_W._GsXG, Jul 13, 2016 :
    Me 2, Google Maps, Navigon, Blitzer.de, every app loses GPS, sometimes after 1 hour of usage, sometimes after a few minutes, it dosn't come back until i reboot the 1+3 oder disable GPS and reactivate it.

  19. Preben Pedersen Eclair Jul 13, 2016

    Preben Pedersen, Jul 13, 2016 :
    Downloaded a couple off third-party GPS programs ( among them GPS Fix) and ran a GPS fix, did some GPS cash cleaning i think.. Dont know if this makes sense..
    Used Tomtom app today driving to work (50 km) and it worked like a charm.. no disconnections..no freezes.. just as it should be working... last time Tomtom froze after 10 minutes use and couldn't find any GPS signal after that..
    Will use GPS for awhile to see if it has solved the problem... Others may try the same and report back here..

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  20. JnManso Eclair Jul 14, 2016

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