1. novaprime9's Avatar
    Hello,

    My phone, a 928, always gives turn-by-turn directions (via Here Drive+) with measurements in yards. However, there is no way it's even close to accurate... I believe it's using the word "yards" in place of "feet."

    ​Does anyone else get this behavior? Is there a fix?
    01-28-2015 09:09 AM
  2. dKp1977's Avatar
    Check your device's settings. Settings -> Region -> regional format. It's possibly set to English (UK) or any other country that uses yards.
    01-28-2015 09:47 AM
  3. novaprime9's Avatar
    Thank you, but that's not it. Set to US across the board. :\
    01-28-2015 10:23 AM
  4. dKp1977's Avatar
    Thank you, but that's not it. Set to US across the board. :\
    Got it. Launch Here Drive and pull up the bottom bar. Go to settings -> units (or measurement or so, mine is German). You can choose from miles/feet, miles/yards and metric there.
    01-28-2015 01:58 PM
  5. novaprime9's Avatar
    Holy cow... I think you got it!

    I had it set for Imperial (yards/miles), but there is that other setting for US (feet/miles) !

    Can't wait to see if this fixes it. I'm pretty sure that was an oversight in the Here conversion, from Metric (ie- whole world) to Imperial (for us poor US folks stuck with that nonsense), because I was fairly sure it was just saying yards instead of feet. "In 300 yards, turn right." And I KNEW it wasn't 300 yards, and was probably somewhere around 300 feet.

    We'll see!

    Thank you!!!
    01-28-2015 02:20 PM
  6. dKp1977's Avatar
    Holy cow... I think you got it!

    I had it set for Imperial (yards/miles), but there is that other setting for US (feet/miles) !

    Can't wait to see if this fixes it. I'm pretty sure that was an oversight in the Here conversion, from Metric (ie- whole world) to Imperial (for us poor US folks stuck with that nonsense), because I was fairly sure it was just saying yards instead of feet. "In 300 yards, turn right." And I KNEW it wasn't 300 yards, and was probably somewhere around 300 feet.

    We'll see!

    Thank you!!!
    My pleasure. I hope this fixes it for you. I didn't even think about checking the app first, because normally apps just hook into the system's regional format settings. When you told me that these settings were fine, the only thing left was the app then.
    01-28-2015 04:00 PM
  7. novaprime9's Avatar
    Yes, and I had looked in there and saw that it was set to Imperial (yards/miles) so I figured it was good. I didn't even look at the other options lol

    I really just assumed that the app was doing the correct number, but just saying the incorrect word (yards, for feet). Actually, that probably still is an issue, just not MY issue anymore! :D
    01-29-2015 07:55 AM
  8. dKp1977's Avatar
    Yes, and I had looked in there and saw that it was set to Imperial (yards/miles) so I figured it was good. I didn't even look at the other options lol

    I really just assumed that the app was doing the correct number, but just saying the incorrect word (yards, for feet). Actually, that probably still is an issue, just not MY issue anymore! :D
    Lol.. Don't expect GPS in cell phones to be very accurate. They're not comparable to dedicated GPS devices, as the GPS chips used in cell phones are less powerful than those used in navigation devices. That's why navigation in cell phones is never based on GPS alone, but also triangulation using AGPS.
    01-30-2015 03:36 AM
  9. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Lol.. Don't expect GPS in cell phones to be very accurate. They're not comparable to dedicated GPS devices, as the GPS chips used in cell phones are less powerful than those used in navigation devices. That's why navigation in cell phones is never based on GPS alone, but also triangulation using AGPS.
    How works HERE drive than if you use offline maps and don't have a data connection?
    01-30-2015 03:44 AM
  10. dKp1977's Avatar
    How works HERE drive than if you use offline maps and don't have a data connection?
    Triangulation doesn't need an internet connection. If it's available, it's used additionally. If not, it's only GPS + triangulation. If the device is in Airplane mode or no SIM card is present, it's only GPS. Which is where you'll see that it's not as accurate as a dedicated GPS device.
    01-30-2015 03:47 AM
  11. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Triangulation doesn't need an internet connection. If it's available, it's used additionally. If not, it's only GPS + triangulation. If the device is in Airplane mode or no SIM card is present, it's only GPS. Which is where you'll see that it's not as accurate as a dedicated GPS device.
    That I know but that was not the question.
    You stated that gps was NEVER used alone in cellphones. But it can.

    You should however know that this could have been easily misinterpreted. There's a whole lot of users around these forums, who aren't tech savvy. :-)
    01-30-2015 04:22 AM
  12. dKp1977's Avatar
    That I know but that was not the question.
    You stated that gps was NEVER used alone in cellphones. But it can.

    You should however know that this could have been easily misinterpreted. There's a whole lot of users around these forums, who aren't tech savvy. :-)

    lol, touch. :) Sure, it's used alone if it's forced to. I could've been more clear about that. :)
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    01-30-2015 04:24 AM

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