1. BLACKBERRYGEEKER's Avatar
    Does smrtguard require that the GPS Service be left ON? I assume it does inc ase the phone islost it willgive a accurate reading off where the phone is at vs GPSlocation being off and th euser getting a general area of where it is..
    03-27-10 07:21 PM
  2. SolidOrange's Avatar
    no, it does not. smrtguard turns your GPS on to check the location even if you have it set to off in the same way you can make it sound an alert to aid in finding your phone even when it is on silent.
    03-27-10 07:39 PM
  3. BLACKBERRYGEEKER's Avatar
    Nice Thank you. Should I set all the permissions to allow
    03-27-10 08:40 PM
  4. SolidOrange's Avatar
    Nice Thank you. Should I set all the permissions to allow
    i did.

    aldadl;fkjsadflkj (damm character minimum!)
    03-27-10 09:47 PM
  5. Mr300's Avatar
    Don't think it turns on GPS if it's off but just locates by cell tower. At least that's the way it works on my 9550
    03-28-10 06:29 AM
  6. BLACKBERRYGEEKER's Avatar
    ^^^ Is this correct?>
    03-28-10 02:28 PM
  7. SolidOrange's Avatar
    don't think so. using smrtguard to locate my phone seems far too accurate to be using only cell tower triangulation. most of the time using the towers leaves you off by as much as 500 meters, and smrtguard is definitely more accurate than that.
    03-28-10 02:32 PM
  8. Mr300's Avatar
    For me, SmrtGuard is not accurate unless I manually turn on GPS. However I live in the city and connect to 9 different towers as I walk around my house. [I can see 9 towers in SmartWifi which I also use.] Without GPS on, Smrtguard will mislocate me as I bounce between these towers. If I turn on GPS and click on the pin on the map it actually pulls up my exact address. FWIW when using cell tower location, Poynt pulls up the address of the house next door when I click on my location. Go figure.
    03-28-10 02:42 PM
  9. SolidOrange's Avatar
    i just tried it from smrtguard's website and the location shows directly on top of my house. there is almost no way that tower triangulation can be that accurate, leading me to believe that it does, in fact, use your gps.
    03-28-10 04:24 PM
  10. Mr300's Avatar
    If you click on the pin on the map, the top line will say "Your Approximate Location" if you do not have GPS enabled OR it will say "Your GPS Location" if you have GPS enabled. What are you seeing on the 1st line?

    BTW I meant to say Google Maps instead of Poynt in my previous post. Sometimes GM shows my exact location, sometimes it's off by 10 blocks or several miles.
    03-28-10 04:46 PM
  11. SolidOrange's Avatar
    mine says "your GPS location", and does have my correct address listed.
    03-28-10 05:19 PM
  12. Mr300's Avatar
    Hmm...Do you have the free or paid version? What are your settings in mobile network options?
    03-28-10 05:28 PM
  13. SolidOrange's Avatar
    Hmm...Do you have the free or paid version? What are your settings in mobile network options?
    free version.

    Data Services: On
    While Roaming: On

    Network Selection Mode: Automatic
    Network Technology: 1XEV
    03-28-10 05:35 PM
  14. Mr300's Avatar
    Same here. My GPS settings are E911 Only and Location Aiding: Enabled
    03-28-10 05:43 PM
  15. SolidOrange's Avatar
    Same here. My GPS settings are E911 Only and Location Aiding: Enabled
    ditto.
    03-28-10 05:44 PM
  16. Mr300's Avatar
    Geeker. What's your experience with the tracking function?
    03-28-10 06:14 PM
  17. Mr300's Avatar
    Orange what version are you running? I'm on 2.15 which I just noticed does not have remote wipe whereas the previous version I was running did.
    04-09-10 08:48 PM
  18. SolidOrange's Avatar
    Orange what version are you running? I'm on 2.15 which I just noticed does not have remote wipe whereas the previous version I was running did.
    i am on 2.11
    04-09-10 09:35 PM
  19. greydarrah's Avatar
    To the OP...Why would you ever turn gps off anyway? My experience is that is causes little to no battery drain.
    04-09-10 10:14 PM
  20. Muscle Master's Avatar
    I live where X marks the spot

    04-10-10 01:10 AM
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