02-12-2014 10:41 PM
I've been trying for days to get a satellite fix, by using GPS Satellite from Store, without any luck.
HP GNSS Sensor and Windows Location Services are enabled.
The only info I get, sometimes, are Altitude reading but no satellites and no fix.
I tried to place my phone and tablet beside the 840 and both picks up satellites and get a fix quite fast. So I know I have gps covering.
AS we know the GPS interface has changed from Win7/XP to Win8. Win8 use an API and not com ports.
Has anyone successfully got a reading, lock / fix, from the HP GNSS Sensor?
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02-13-2014 04:54 AM
First update the Bios
Install the Driver Pack
go outside and test the GPS
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02-13-2014 09:32 AM
I have both the 1.06 bios and the latest drivers.
I downloaded MS Sensor Diagnostic Tool and I ran it in parallel with all of the GPS related apps from MS Store The apps dont read correct data from the GNSS-sensor(whitch is a Huawei chip btw). All apps is showing wrong altitude and missing data.
The Sensort Diagnostic Tool shows me that II got16 satellites in view and 7 satellites used in fix .
These apps show lattitude and longitude position but that info is not from the GNSS-sensor. It's from triangulation data from Windows Location Service.
So my conlution is that the GPS-apps i MS Store does a bad job reading info from the GNSS-sensor.
Attached picture shows info from the Sensor Diagnostic Tool when testing.
HP should add a small app with info on satellites in view and satellites used in fix so we don't need to trust those badly developed apps.