iPhone not tied to a phone service

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iPhone not tied to a phone service

Postby rbpeirce » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:53 pm

I have a 5S that I am thinking about upgrading. I currently use the 5S with HLT. If I switch to a new device, will I still be able to us the 5S with HLT and will I be able to upgrade the software going forward?

I originally got the 5S to combine a PDA and a cell phone into one device. I guess I'm asking if I can use the 5S as a PDA!


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Re: iPhone not tied to a phone service

Postby Harry » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:03 pm

Yes, you can use LapTimer without phone service provided you can join a WiFi from time to time.

Track sets can be loaded before going to the track. Once loaded, they are stored locally and will be used automatically.

App updates will be pulled from the store while in a WiFi too.

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Re: iPhone not tied to a phone service

Postby Cleggmeister » Tue May 08, 2018 9:40 pm

Similar question - I've just used my old phone (Moto G4 Android) as a dedicated HLT camera/recorder. No sim card installed. I can't get GPS or speed overlay now, even though the phone has inbuilt GPS. Do I need a SIM card in the device or am I missing a setting to be able to record speed/location. I have offline maps in Google enabled and updated every 24 hours on wifi.


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Re: iPhone not tied to a phone service

Postby Harry » Wed May 09, 2018 8:45 pm

GPS does not require cellular services to work. It max take slightly more time to get the first fix, but once you are connected, there is no difference.

In car you get no GPS lock - please check your mounting position. See illustration #3 in Quick Reference.

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Re: iPhone not tied to a phone service

Postby Cleggmeister » Fri May 11, 2018 2:19 pm

Thanks Harry, and sincere apologies - I was being stupid - the phone had been factory reset and was set to "GPS low accuracy" i.e. triangulation. I've set it to High Accuracy and it's working perfectly. Many thanks again.


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