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ocean224
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Can someone tell me why follow me does not work? It complaines of a weak gps signal. I know the gps is ok as it works fine in all other modes like active track.
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jwt-873
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What device are you using?
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ocean224
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jwt-873 Posted at 2017-5-29 12:49
What device are you using?

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jwt-873
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Active track does not use GPS.  Not all devices have a GPS receiver built in.   What device are you using?
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jwt-873 Posted at 2017-5-29 12:53
Active track does not use GPS.  Not all devices have a GPS receiver.   What device are you using?

Oh I get it. I'm using Ipad air/2 w/ wifi and cellular
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ocean224 Posted at 2017-5-29 12:52
Oh I get it. I'm using Ipad air/2 w/ wifi and cellular

OK..  If you have the Cellular model iPad, then you do have GPS capability.   Only thing I can suggest is to make sure you're out in the clear to get a good satellite fix.
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jwt-873 Posted at 2017-5-29 12:53
OK..  If you have the Cellular model iPad, then you do have GPS capability.   Only thing I can suggest is to make sure you're out in the clear to get a good satellite fix.

Definitely out in the clear. Not that big a deal I guess.
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Jim Watkins
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Very interesting.  I upgraded to an iPad air2 with cellula (although no plan is active) about 3 months ago for two reasons.  1. larger screen and 2. GPS.  Unfortunately, I have NEVER even once been able to update the home point to my iPad location, but it works every time on my Samsung Galaxy S-8.  Also, follow me mode has never worked with the iPad.  I too would love to find an answer to this issue since I spent an additional $100.00 for the GPS functionality.  Any help is appreciated.

--Jim Watkins

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Jim Watkins Posted at 2017-5-29 13:18
Very interesting.  I upgraded to an iPad air2 with cellula (although no plan is active) about 3 months ago for two reasons.  1. larger screen and 2. GPS.  Unfortunately, I have NEVER even once been able to update the home point to my iPad location, but it works every time on my Samsung Galaxy S-8.  Also, follow me mode has never worked with the iPad.  I too would love to find an answer to this issue since I spent an additional $100.00 for the GPS functionality.  Any help is appreciated.

--Jim Watkins

Is the Ipad real GPS or some kind of hybrid?  Yes, it would be nice to have full functionality.
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ocean224 Posted at 2017-5-29 13:47
Is the Ipad real GPS or some kind of hybrid?  Yes, it would be nice to have full functionality.

This is an old issue I guess with no solution than to get a compatible device. Not all i devices are created equal I guess.
https://forum.dji.com/thread-89659-1-1.html
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Jim Watkins Posted at 2017-5-29 13:18
Very interesting.  I upgraded to an iPad air2 with cellula (although no plan is active) about 3 months ago for two reasons.  1. larger screen and 2. GPS.  Unfortunately, I have NEVER even once been able to update the home point to my iPad location, but it works every time on my Samsung Galaxy S-8.  Also, follow me mode has never worked with the iPad.  I too would love to find an answer to this issue since I spent an additional $100.00 for the GPS functionality.  Any help is appreciated.

--Jim Watkins

The only way I could solve this was with a Garmin GLO - another $100 unfortunately.

The gps performance/refresh rate of a phone simply isn't fast enough for drones, so I don't understand why a GPS receiver is not included  as part of the controller.
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ocean224
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tokenbrit Posted at 2017-5-31 04:18
The only way I could solve this was with a Garmin GLO - another $100 unfortunately.

The gps performance/refresh rate of a phone simply isn't fast enough for drones, so I don't understand why a GPS receiver is not included  as part of the controller.

Just had this https://www.amazon.com/gp/produc ... 0?ie=UTF8&psc=1 delivered today. Will see how it works.
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ocean224 Posted at 2017-5-31 12:00
Just had this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M49G80/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 delivered today. Will see how it works.

Confirmed, this unit works for follow me also.
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