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Asus Vivo Tab Smart

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Win8

    Asus Vivo Tab Smart


    Hi,

    Just got this tablet and overall love it.
    Only problem is MS Streets and Trips doesn't detect its GPS.
    Does it have GPS at all? If not i think im going to return it.

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hello!

    That is a pretty nice ASUS tablet I must say, I played around with it the other day and it was quite nice.

    To check if you have a GPS, swipe open the Charms bar, hit Settings, then PC Settings, then hit Wireless. You should see on the right hand side if the GPS is turned or if you even have one.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Win8


    tnx for answer

    there i have GNSS device

    but

    in device manager i see under Sensors;

    Broadcom GNSS geolocation sensor
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    GNSS stands for Global Navigation Satellite System, which I believe includes GPS systems. It seems they're basically similar from what I gather.

    What is the app that you're using that isn't detecting a GPS? The Maps app?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    how old is your MS Streets and Trips? it might be too old to recognize the newer hardware.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Win8


    i tried 2011 and 2013 ...

    i also tried Navigator Free | mapFactor, s.r.o. and same results

    non will recognize gps. L(
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    windows 8

    GPS


    I asked the same question in XDA forums (reply is under Windows 8 section). Basically someone needs to write a patch software in order for desktop map programs (like MS Streets 2013) to talk to the built-in GPS. mean while, buy a $2 OTG USB adapter and get yourself a cheap USB GPS device (compatible with WIN8), plug it into the micro-USB port (using the OTG USB adapter) and your desktop map software should work...

    My MS Streets 2013 came with a USB GPS unit and I am waiting for the OTG USB adapter to try it out...
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  8. #8


    Posts : 4
    Win8


    Tnx for answer,...

    I decided to return it today anyway. Not sure but i am not completely satisfied with it. Maybe i expected too much or something unavailable - lol.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro


    For those that want to run desktop navigation programs, please checkout Centrafuse Localizer (Google search). It connects directly to the Broadcom GNSS chip (bypasses the location platform) and provides a virtual comport for your navigation app to connect to. Tested with Streets and Trips, CoPilot, PC Navigator and many more. 100% standard NMEA 0183 output.

    VegasGuy
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  10. #10


    I figured I would go ahead and post a link to the Centrafuse Localizer product since it does come with a "trial" download...

    Centrafuse Inc. - Centrafuse Localizer
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