Cold start: if you turn on the GPS after travelling a long distance it can take quite some time to get a fix but this is quite normal. Having tried it in the top pocket of a rucksack I can say I'm pleased with the performance, it kept locked on whilst cycling and going in/out of shops (not on the bike! You need a Sony camera in order to make full use of this device.) and the track matched the route very closely on Memory Map; very well in fact considering it only takes a reading every 15 seconds. It doesn't appear to work in aeroplanes, much to my disappointment.See the map to the right: the red line is the GPS track and it seems to be on the road most of the time and no more than 15 to 20m off at worst. It works on the ground but right after take-off it stops working.This is only mentioned in a short sentence in the manual Here I've used Robo Geo to create a Google-Earth file from my recent flight from Tokyo to London.Create a folder on your memory card “/PRIVATE/SONY/GPS” (all caps! You can look in the “PRIVATE/SONY/GPS” folder on the memory card and check the timestamp on the file “assistme.dat”. If you can create an installer that would install the workflow to the correct folder and attach it as a Folder Action to /Volumes let me know. Right click on it and select “Run With Powershell” whenever you want to update the Sony GPS Assist data.
Use the Apple Scripts menu (click here if you don’t see it) and select the “Folder Actions/Configure Folder Actions” menu item.After having bought a new Sony DSC-HX5V digital camera, which is equipped with an integrated GPS, I discovered that it comes with windows-only software for downloading and updating the GPS almanac on the camera (the supplied PMB Portable software runs on Apple OS X, but it does not support downloading the GPS almanac).Run Keeper, a popular exercise tracking app for Android and i OS, quietly announced in November it would support the dedicated GPS in Android Wear watches.Add the “Sony GPS Assist Update.workflow” folder action to the “/Volumes” folder.This can be tricky, directions on attaching a folder action to “/Volumes” are here. Now, when you plug in your memory card into your card reader, within 5-10 seconds the GPS Assist Data should be automatically updated. Here is a powershell script for those who want to to download on Windows 10 or later: Invoke-Web Request Just put that line in a file “gpsupdate.ps1” stored in “private/sony/gps” on the SD card.Originally had article on how to update the Sony GPS Assist data on a Cybershot using a Mac back in 2010, however the recommended tool has long since stopped working.