Is it possible to completely turn off GPS tracking?

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As per thread title, is it possible to disable GPS completely on the F770?
I know you can choose whether or not it's displayed when the video is played back but I want it off completely.
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It's not possible i'm afraid. The only way i could think of to try and do that would involve putting something metallic (tin foil for example) over the GPS part of the camera but it wouldn't look pretty! Can i ask why you would like to disable it?
 
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I am interested in this matter as well. The dashcam gps interfere with my Navigational system. So I am also want to know.
 

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I didn't know a GPS receiver could transmit to cause interference. Now I am just curious, I haven't had any problems from mine in this way.
 

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All electrical and electronic circuits "transmit" by the very nature of how electricity works.

There are a number of good reasons for wanting to turn GPS off, but all that should matter to a manufacturer is that people want this and if you do not give it to them they may decide to buy from someone else who does.

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I know they all transmit, but most are at such an extremely low level they don't produce enough RF to cause interference. I was just curious if these did. If I remember right, there is some regulation that states how much RF a device can produce to keep them from causing interference to other devices.

Yeah, turning off a GPS ought be an option made available for those that don't want or need it. As far as I know, mine shuts down during parking mode to save on power consumption. But I keep mine active for the speed indicator.
 

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the problem he has is more likely the processor or the CMOS sensor interfering rather than the actual GPS so disabling that is unlikely to help anyway
 
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