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Windows 10 Tablet - Want GPS
leeroy2009
I'm a Windows man so please no advice regarding using android or crappy little phones

just done 600 on a nice win 10 tablet.

will GlobalSat BU-353-S4 USB GPS work with google maps bing etc etc on windows 10 i dont mind configuring drivers settings etc

all i want to know is when i mount my 12inch tablet in my car, attach the above gps and configure it will it work in the same way a sat nav / google maps does on my phone for navigation?

cheers
leeroy2009
scrap this, my tablet has gps built in, i must of turned it off when i was setting it up for first time use
tcassidy
Interesting! Which Windows tablet do you have that has GPS built in?

Terry
Boyd
If you have a tablet with cellular connectivity, doesn't that include a GPS? I believe that has been the case in the past, for example there was a version of the HP Slate I got in 2011 like this.
leeroy2009
i bought the asus 2 in 1 laptop model number t303ua, using this tablet on my home wifi, it will also teather to my mobile phone, for some reason i cant get it to work yet on google maps, but its working on all other navigation software
GoneNomad
Wow! It's got a full power CPU, TWO USB ports (A & C), and a backlit keyboard folio too!
https://www.asus.com/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS-Transformer-3-Pro-T303UA/

...but a keyword search finds no mention of internal GPS anywhere in the specs or the manual.

I only know of one or two non-cellular-data Windows tablets that have internal GPS, even though GPS is standard on all but the cheapest Android tablets.
leeroy2009
ive turned off the wifi, i turned on location in windows 10, i just cant get the nav icon to appear on google maps, it lets me input destination etc, im going out in the car in a moment to test it. this google map thing is really annoying me though
GoneNomad
The nav icon doesn't appear on the google maps website, because it doesn't do navigation, which is available only on the Android GoogleMaps/Nav app, and there is no Windows GoogleMaps/Nav app.

Also, don't be fooled into thinking you have a GPS receiver just because location is on (which works using other things, like detecting nearby wi-fi networks).

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leeroy2009
looks like it was using nearby wifi networks, it wouldnt work when i drove to a remote location, so as per my first question guys, will that gps reciver i listed above enable me to do what i want
tcassidy
It will work with any navigation program that doesn't require a location sensor. If you need a location sensor, you can fake one with the GPS and GPS Direct from Turboirc.com

https://www.turboirc.com/gps7/

Terry
leeroy2009
thank you terry ordering now, this tablet is strictly for in the car, it will contain my music, be a navigation device etc, i basicaly wanted windows 10 on a large screen in the car with me at all times.
tcassidy
Wow! A pretty heavy duty 2 in 1 laptop for such mundane tasks. Make sure to let us know how you like it. Screen brightness in direct sun etc.

Terry
GoneNomad
Terry - yeah, the brightness isn't listed in the t303ua specs.

That's one thing I like about the Samsung Series 9 ultrabooks: they have a "daylight" mode that boosts brightness to 500-600 nits, which is well above what other laptops and almost all tablets will do.

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LeeRoy, you should check out the Windows 10 Maps app.

It performed well in tests that compared it to Google and a few others, results of which are posted in a few threads started last November, for example, this one.

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GoneNomad
...and just an update: tonight I did some quick comparisons of bing.com/maps/ vs. Google Maps vs. MapQuest vs. mydrive.tomtom.com vs. wego.here.com on a few known local "problem" destinations, as well as one of my favorite cross-country test routes. The bing.com/maps/ website (and presumably it's companion Win10 maps app) still has the lead overall. It's the only one that actually guides to all the "problem" destinations. Google, MapQuest and TomTom all guided to what is almost a dead-end street behind a shopping center, but the last two also came in from the wrong direction, so if you didn't know the shopping center was there, you wouldn't even ever see it (google took you past it). Bing & Here both got that one right.

In the ~1,670 mile cross-country trip, I checked all those listed above as well as CoPilot (Android 10.2, the "new" version intro'd in Dec. 2016) and all of them except TomTom had the same correct default route, differing only by the exact total mileage along identical routes.
TomTom blew that one too: not only did it fail to find the correct route, it also did not find the only credible alternate route (which is about 37 miles further). TomTom's default route was 1,828 miles, and it also routed across steeper mountain grades than the correct route too. TomTom's two alternate routes were over 1,950 miles. No thanks.
leeroy2009
guys the gps reciver arrived today, i cant get it too work though, i see it in device manager - windows auto installed the drivers, in gps info i get a solid lock with lots of blue bars.

i also have gps complete (trial) and gps gate (this program says running gps data with valid position) but i cant get ms maps to find the signal - says no gps, every other app im using also fails to find the gps signal, what am i doing wrong? id love to get this set up and try it all out in the car
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