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Which devices support the EU satellite system Galileo?






In everyday life, GPS or GPS devices are still mostly used, but positioning via satellite has long since been limited to the US “Global Positioning System”.

The location also works worldwide via the systems from Russia (Glonass), China (Beidou), Japan (QZSS) and Europe (Galileo). The prerequisite for this is that the device has a satellite chip that can receive the satellite signal.

For the European system, the Galileo website offers an up-to-date list of devices that process Galileo signals in addition to GPS. The “Wearables and sport devices” category includes sports watches, fitness trackers, speedometers for bicycles and classic GPS devices. The “Smartphones / Tablets” section lists the mobile phones and tablets with the Galileo chip. To search for a specific model, either scroll through the list sorted alphabetically by manufacturer. Or you type in the relevant model in the search field (“Search”) – such as your existing or a new, favorite smartphone.

Galileo offers a list of devices that process the signals from the European satellite system: from smartphones to bicycle speedometers to fitness trackers.

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Galileo offers a list of devices that process the signals from the European satellite system: from smartphones to bicycle speedometers to fitness trackers.

The simultaneous use of several satellite systems offers the advantage that the location can be determined more quickly and more accurately than when using GPS only, depending on the conditions on site and the satellite constellation.

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