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[General] - Altitude readings seem to be innaccurate

Author: Robert Taylor Reference Number: AA-00227 Views: 10672 Created: 2014-04-28 20:37 Last Updated: 2014-06-04 13:27 75 Rating/ 1 Voters

The altitude reading in various parts of the software does not seem to be accurate. Is something wrong?

Not really. Altitude readings in most in-car GPS systems should be taken with a "pinch of salt". This is a result of the way the GPS system works.

On GPS units the altimeter is only a rough guide as it uses the theory that the earth is a perfect sphere.

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