Iphone 5 GPS accuracy & mounts

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Iphone 5 GPS accuracy & mounts

Postby limpabit » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:47 am

Hi everyone.

How are you finding the iphone 5 for GPS accuracy? I used the 3GS with the tom tom cradle which seemed to work fine.

They don't do a tom tom cradle for the iphone 5 yet. But been looking at the different mounts. See the ram mounts in the compatibility list. Twist and lock mounts scare me as the cheap one off ebay I got, don't seem to stick very well. Though not a ram mount one. Is the ram mount suction good?

Would like one that is compatible with the GO Pro mounts I have. But only ones I've found (Life Proof) require there own case first, then buy the adapter. I have this suction mount already. Could pick a car up with it!
http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/window-cam ... -mount.htm

Please let me know you thoughts.


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Re: Iphone 5 GPS accuracy & mounts

Postby Harry » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:06 pm

Actually two topics: the iPhone5 GPS seems to be pretty much the same as the iPhone4S's Both are by far better than the iPhone3G/3GS chips, but probably not as good as the TomTom has been. Recommendation can be found here: www.gps-laptimer.de/Compatibility.html including a RAM Mount that works.

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Re: Iphone 5 GPS accuracy & mounts

Postby xps911 » Wed May 07, 2014 11:11 am

what about the iphone 5s gps ? I used to use the iphone 4 with the tomtom - would it be the same as that?
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Re: Iphone 5 GPS accuracy & mounts

Postby Harry » Wed May 07, 2014 11:59 am

I have not seen a lot differences since the iPhone 4. But I ran no tests either.... As a dedicated GPS, the TomTom has been better than any internal smartphone GPS I have seen so far.

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Re: Iphone 5 GPS accuracy & mounts

Postby xps911 » Wed May 07, 2014 1:47 pm

annoying i cant make the 5 fit it, be ideal then


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Re: Iphone 5 GPS accuracy & mounts

Postby Harry » Wed May 07, 2014 2:12 pm

Well, it is still a 1 Hz device and recent external GPSes are even better ;-)

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Re: Iphone 5 GPS accuracy & mounts

Postby xps911 » Wed May 07, 2014 2:17 pm

whats the cheapest one? :)


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Re: Iphone 5 GPS accuracy & mounts

Postby xps911 » Thu May 22, 2014 8:31 am

xps911 wrote:annoying i cant make the 5 fit it, be ideal then


Well with some adapters and changes to the case I made it fit !
however... first of all the iphone 5s says this accessory is not supported by this iphone.
second laptimer picks it up!
third, go to main lap timer screen, it stops working/disconnects it and no longer shows on sensor list:(

oh well. I'm on track this weekend, so will use the internal gps and see how I get on
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