GPS Accuracy and the CT8

3 Jul 2019

If you find that your device doesn't quite have the accuracy you are expecting, you may want to check your location settings.

The CT8 contains a UBLOX M8030 chipset for its GPS.

To change the GPS settings on the CT8 go to Settings > Locations > Mode > and set it to "Device only."

Setting to "Device Only" will make it so the only the GPS is used in the unit. You would especially want to use "Device Only" if you are connecting to an external GPS receiver, such as our Geode GPS. Using high accuracy mode is more for finding address, it relies on cell towers and Wi-Fi (sometimes Bluetooth) to help triangulate position, which tends to cause drift from actual GPS location, and can cause you to be off by several meters more than the standard error.