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02-14-2012

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-02-14, 20:39 PM

did a small test, took it out of my house and drove about 900mts away, no wifi, no data, gps seems to pick up my location to about 5mts, appears to work, will try on a long road trip and find out ....

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08-27-2009

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-02-15, 15:16 PM
My K1 GPS experience has actually been pretty good. If I haven't used it in a while, it takes maybe 3 or 4 minutes to lock in, but if I've used it once already that day, it's more like 30 seconds. It typically locks on to about 7 satellites, with up to 11 or 12 detected. I've installed some geocaching apps like Locus and c:geo, and they work great. On a good day, accuracy is to about 30 feet. Not sure what to tell all those having problems, other than the GPS in the K1 *SHOULD* work.
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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-02-16, 0:24 AM

did another small test, walking around the blocks, seems to work showing correct location, however when i took it on the highway, it did lose gps connection for a while and the app also stopped talking .... i would for now give the gps with  navfree about 4.5 out of 10....

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12-15-2011

Canada

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-02-17, 14:35 PM

Yes, the GPS does work, installed Sygic Nav for trial works like a charm from Calgary to Medicine Hat.

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02-10-2012

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-03-01, 17:38 PM
I have attempted to use both these apps. Other users in the forum have mentioned them as well. However, I am still unable to get my K1 to lock on to any sattelites.
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02-10-2012

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-03-08, 0:52 AM

As this thread seems to have stalled. I was wondering if anyone was able to get the GPS to work on a K1 Ideapad that didn't work before.

 

I have tried to use all the apps that have been listed in this thread. I car-pooled with a coworker and while he drove, I had 40 minutes to play with the GPS. During this time, the k1 found upwards to 8 satelites, but would not attempt to get a fix on a single one.

 

Staples (point of purchase) only had a 15 day return policy, I would like to get my money back. As the GPS is obviously fraut with problems, I would appreciate any advise on how to return/refund my purchase dollars.

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12-27-2011

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-03-08, 3:14 AM
I seem to get faster locks when i use google map and gps status at the same time. Like there is something weird going on on how the k1 gets a lock. I need to use 2 apps both searching for a lock to get a lock.
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04-12-2012

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-04-12, 16:33 PM

Hi from Peru.

 

My new tablet Lenovo K1 is not working properly in GPS mode. It is not possible to get any location.

 

1. Built version: K1_A301_14_14_120223_SG

2. Mfg date: 11/08/21

3. Model Name: 20115

4. S/N: CB100XXX60

 

I expect to hear good news from you about to get in service the GPS

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08-06-2008

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-04-12, 16:38 PM

All,

 

As a baseline comment, if you have a leather protective cover with magnetic latches, make sure those magnets don't interfere with the GPS feature...


Cheers,

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01-02-2012

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-04-12, 17:12 PM
nice try but i dont have a case :(
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