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Posts: 102
Registered: ‎07-15-2008
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Internal vs. Bluetooth GPS Performance

I did some testing see which is more reliable my bluetooth GPS unit or the internal one found in my 8310.  I would have thought the bluetooth one would perform better especially indoors, but they seem about equal.   My Nextel phone will never get an autonomous fix indoors ever.  Since I plan to release a tracking application for the BB and I thought I was going to require a bluetooth unit. I am now re-thinking my position and saying an internal is acceptable as well.  Can anyone comment on their experiences?   Thanks.
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Posts: 19,636
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
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Re: Internal vs. Bluetooth GPS Performance

Our testing against 3 different external pucks, suggested that the internal GPS units were a match for the (admittedly low end) external GPS pucks.  We only tested 8800 and 8310 devices.