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My R7 will go from 0-3 mph while sitting still and sometimes will not register anything for a few minutes when I first start driving? Has there been any post about this?
 

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That's not unusual for any consumer GPS.

I've been using GPS since the 90's. You should have seen how long it took to acquire any sats back then. And even when you had more than 3, it would drift your position.. causing it to something think you were moving, when you're sitting still. These days, it still happens, but not to the same degree.. especially since they turned off SA.

BTW, if you're acquired sats (It says GPS connected), and you're not getting any speed for mins while driving, that's something I haven't seen. I've had times where it took a few mins to get a GPS connection, but once it connected, it gave time and speed.
 

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well, a GPS device uses a wireless connection to at least 3 satellites traveling 9000 Mph at a distance of 12,000 miles above the earth and then they find your location using math. I think they do pretty well considering.

with that being said, being in a garage, or around tall buildings etc can block or distort your communication with satellites and reduce the accuracy of a GPS device (consumer or scientific grade). Sometimes this can cause drift, showing you moving when you are not.

If there is no obstruction in your area, then there may be an issue with the GPS in your unit, and you can try re-flashing the firmware to see if that helps. If you are convinced there is an issue not related to signal, and re-flashing the firmware does not help, then I could consider sending it in under warranty.
 

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That sounds normal to me.
It has been mentioned in many threads.
You should be good.
:cool:
 

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i had this issue with the firmware that came with the detector on release, once i updated the firmware, it was a non-issue
 

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heh yeah, I remember sitting down after a hike and if I forgot to turn off my GPS tracker, it would drift around my campsite and accumulate a bunch of fake distance, messing up my distance hiked, average speed, and so on. I'd have to remember to stop it after hiking.

People playing Pokemon Go take advantage of this intentionally to have their character walk around without having to physically go anywhere.

It's a GPS thing, not a Uniden thing.
 

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heh yeah, I remember sitting down after a hike and if I forgot to turn off my GPS tracker, it would drift around my campsite and accumulate a bunch of fake distance, messing up my distance hiked, average speed, and so on. I'd have to remember to stop it after hiking.

People playing Pokemon Go take advantage of this intentionally to have their character walk around without having to physically go anywhere.

It's a GPS thing, not a Uniden thing.
what? no... I definitely walked 6 miles at my desk today.
 

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