GPS on a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4" WiFi tablet?

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 20:18
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I'm new to tablets and despite reading many specs of the above on the net I'm still confused if this unit will receive GPS signals out in the bush away from phone towers.

Planning to use OziExplorer Android on this tablet after having used OziEx on a laptop with a BU353 mouse GPS for many years. No place to mount the laptop in my new car.
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Reply By: Bludge - Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 20:47

Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 20:47
V8,

This Wi Fi tablet has a GPS See under features on GSMarena I have a used a Sony Tablet with Oziexplorer and HEMA maps (Memory Maps) for about 18 months and it works really well.
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Follow Up By: V8 Troopie - Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 22:48

Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 22:48
Thanks for that Bludge.
I had meanwhile found & downloaded the user manual and read its entire 148 pages. And yes, the GPS feature was shown amongst all the other incredible stuff this tablet can do.
So I think I'm going to order one.
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Follow Up By: 489 - Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 18:07

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 18:07
I was looing at the Samsung galaxy note 10.1 as it has the gps. The thing I found was the resolution on the samsung is 1280x800 compared to hema 800x400. far better and will work out far cheaper buying the tablet and raster map including oziexplorer than the hema hn7
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Follow Up By: V8 Troopie - Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 20:45

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 20:45
489, the reason I'm interested in the SamsungTab pro 8.4" tablet is its resolution of 2560 x 1600 which is lots better than the 10.1 tablet you are looking at. The smaller tablet should be easier to find a place for on the dash.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 23:45

Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 23:45
Troopy, mate Sludgy just did a trip up North and said his Samsung Tablets GPS was faster than his normal GPS and was fantastic.

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Follow Up By: Al-one - Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 19:57

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 19:57
Hello Duncan,
How did your mate find the screen brightness of the Samsung on the dash in full sunlight? I had a brief experience with a Nexus 7 tablet and the brightness was fantastic, even outdoors in the sunlight. I took it back after three weeks because the GPS would freeze from in anywhere between ten minutes and twelve hours. The tablet had to be turned off and re-started again to get a GPS fix again. Not the best thing to happen in city traffic! Apparently this is a common problem with this brand of tablet and no reliable fix seems to be forthcoming. Consequently I am looking for another tablet again.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 20:25

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 20:25
Hi Al-one. He said it was great. With the windscreen mounted Ram mount he could put it anywhere he wanted and he had it mounted on the right hand side of the steering wheel. He just said it was fantastic and wanted to lend it to me to use on my Simpson trip next week.

I currently use an EePC and he used to use one also, we both have the same small GPS as well. He said that the tablet was leaps and bounds better, including use and visually also.

When I get home I'll most probably end up buying one as well.

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Follow Up By: Al-one - Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 21:57

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 21:57
Hello again Duncan,
Can you tell me what model Samsung you mate has. It seems that the very latest model Galaxy Tab s 8.4 is not being released into the shops in Australia. Kogan is the only Australian supplier and they seem to only import them in after an order. Some people have had issues with dead pixels on the screen so a good warranty backup is necessary.
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Reply By: Sludgie W.A - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 14:38

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 14:38
Hello V8 troopie, I use a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.00 with android Ozi explorer loaded with my maps mounted with a Ramm mount on the right hand side on my steering wheel in a v8 ute.The screen is excellent in bright light and the gps if very quick to pick up the sats. Duncan has been out with me many times and still can't spell my name properley.

Hope this is the info you require.

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 20:03

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 20:03
Ner ner ner. Picture me sticking my tongue out at you. Yer I've stared at that number plate of your's enough times as well. Sorryyyyyyyyy mate, pre trip stress or too much wine or both.

Suspension done, exhaust done (didn't know about that one), service tomorrow. You think I'm counting down the days. Found out why the Sat phone wasn't working last trip - dher my pre paid had run out hadn't it!

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