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Are cell phone GPS trackers accurate?

I have spybuble on the H's cell phone. He works out of town all week..I asked him earlier where he was and he said he was at the hotel but the GPS tracker is telling me he was at some house.


Since he's been gone on Sunday he hasn't been at the hotel he says, only around that area but not EXACTLY there..

I don't know what to do..I am 80% sure I'm ending this..I just can't do this all the time and keep my sanity.
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Re: Are cell phone GPS trackers accurate?

Pretty sure the GPS is accurate. But that's not the point -- the point is that your gut is telling you that you are being lied to, and you need to end it. Trust your gut.
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Well... to give you an idea: we have navigator on our cells. That stupid thing has us ending our trips about 1/4 mile before we actually reach our destination. And, when locating the phone itself, sometimes it gets within a couple of streets. So... it's iffy. Does the GPS give the ADDRESS or just show the little bubble/dot that says where you are?

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I will tell you right now the GPS tracking on Spybubble is NOT accurate. I have it installed on an android cell phone and sometimes it can be off by a mile or so . Sometimes it's right on also. It seems to default to certain locations when the phone is in a place like a store or restaurant. The other functions all work fine but don't rely on the GPS tracking. Don't do like I did and accuse someone of not being where they were supposed to be based apon Spybubble GPS. It showed my tracked phone of being in a vacant lot one mile away when the phone and user were actually exactly where they were supposed to be. (Physically verified) Also it only updates once an hour-- very unreliable.

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ughh..well what worries me is that it never points directly to the hotel where he supposedly spends hours sleeping.
It showed he was at some house from midnight til 3:45am in the same city as the hotel but not a mile from there..I would say far from there really..
The GPS is what I was relying on..that's all I've got....and my gut.....
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Also, since it only updates every hour..could it be the times are wrong too?
Wishful thinking?....ugh
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I have an iPhone the GPS tracker has never been more than a hundred yards off at worst.

Most cheap GPS tracking systems are pretty good now days.

If the two locations that concern you are miles apart something ain`t right.

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The difference is 5 miles..I just mapquested
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I spoke to him he said he was working right now..when he's supposed to be sleeping..the gps does show him there this time..but now he says he's coming home today vs Friday night..this has changed twice this week..first he said he'd be gone 3 days, then nope all week, now when i called and told him no to lie to me about where he was he got all nervous and said he's working during the day today so he can come home..
I am not falling for it.......I called him about 20 times this morning and he didn't pick up..from 8am..he just called me back
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why dont you test it when he gets back? drive around a bit with the phone and create of log of places and times and see how accurate it is

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GUYS! The problem is not with the technology, and whether it's accurate within 5 miles or only 2 miles. The problem is that she does not trust her husband. That's the problem that needs to be dealt with.

The rest is just technology.
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I have spybuble on the H's cell phone. He works out of town all week..I asked him earlier where he was and he said he was at the hotel but the GPS tracker is telling me he was at some house.
Why don`t you just continue to monitor and if he keeps tracking to that house or area you`ll be more likely to be onto something.

To bide your time find out what you can about that area.
Who owns the house?
Check the clerk of court.
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GUYS! The problem is not with the technology, and whether it's accurate within 5 miles or only 2 miles. The problem is that she does not trust her husband. That's the problem that needs to be dealt with.

The rest is just technology.
yes and no

recently betrayed souses will have an elevated sense of fear and mistrust and rightfully so. Verification through spying will either help confirm that the WS is doing what they say and thus help rebuild trust or reveal that they are still in the affair or lying about what they do and therefore letting the BS know it's time for more consequences or divorce.


You dont get betrayed and then trust blindly again if you want a proper R that isn't false.

That said if she feels she doesn't want to deal with the process of regaining trust or trying R then yeah, screw the tech and file.

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GUYS! The problem is not with the technology, and whether it's accurate within 5 miles or only 2 miles. The problem is that she does not trust her husband. That's the problem that needs to be dealt with.
She`s dealing with it.

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The rest is just technology.
That`s how she`s dealing with it.
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GUYS! The problem is not with the technology, and whether it's accurate within 5 miles or only 2 miles. The problem is that she does not trust her husband. That's the problem that needs to be dealt with.

The rest is just technology.
So.... how would you suggest she deal with the mistrust of her spouse who has cheated on her already? As Tacoma said, she IS dealing with it... with technology. She is doing what works FOR HER. If she feels better by keeping tabs on her WH, so be it. It is HER choice. And she is asking how accurate the GPS on the phone is. She didn't ask if this was the right way to deal with her mistrust of her spouse who has already cheated. She asked for help in figuring out how her technology works.

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