GPS Device Data
By PS Ventures Limited
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GPS Device Data gives you all the GPS information available to your device on one handy screen.
See latitude, longitude, bearing, course, speed, altitude and device accuracy in a number of different formats and units of measure.
GPS Device Data goes further and gives you access to the 'Desired Accuracy' and 'DIstance Filter' settings usually only open to a developer so that you can customise the GPS updates to your own needs.
GPS Device Data will also record your movements showing your distance travelled, travel time and an average speed.
Distance can be seen in metres, feet, miles, kilometres and nautical miles.
Speed can be seen in metres/second, feet/second, mph, kph and knots.
Perfect for any GPS use and also for developers seeking to understand the effect of the location services settings on each device.
Note: Non-3G iPads and iPod Touches use wifi hotspots to determine your location. These devices do not have as high an accuracy as those with built in GPS and if you are not near wifi hotspots, the device may fail to find your location.
This app supports multitasking. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Once you have finished using this app, make sure you press the 'Off' button or close it down properly to avoid continued excess battery usage.
What's New in Version 1.7
Added information about non-3G devices and their GPS limitations
After installing this app, I was worried about my iPhone because it became very hot in a couple of hours. I turned it on and found that the battery was very low. Then I read reviews for newly installed apps and found that this app kills the battery. I do not think that this app is supported, because in spite of fact that there were so many complains about the power usage, the last update was released a year ago. I do not really know how Apple allowed publishing this app in the App store, being so aggressive about the power usage by other apps (Flash player, etc.).
Kills battery in background
The app provides a lot of information but it kills the battery when you're not using it. I can't say for sure how long it takes before the battery runs flat but I had a completely full charge on my 4S when I went to bed and the battery was totally flat in the morning. As much as I like the info the app provides, an app that I have to force close does not belong on my phone.
Lots of info
First off, the other reviewer is WRONG!
Not all iPads have the gps chip...only the ones with the sim card/3G 4G has the gps chip. I learned the hard way.
App is great and has lots of useful info. I would give it 5 stars if it could show the satellite map or at least how many satellites you were connected to.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jan 28, 2012
- Version: 1.7
- Size: 2.2 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: PS Ventures Limited
- © PS Ventures Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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