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What happens when the GPS runs continuously (more than 5 hours) in an Android device? Can it cause the battery or GPS receiver to overheat? Will it be able to keep determining my location correctly the entire time?

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Unless you have your phone hooked up to a car battery, your phone will run out of charge. –  Chinmay Kanchi Nov 5 '12 at 9:55
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If you turn on GPS, Android will use it every once in a while to get a position. If you use an app that will request a GPS location continuously then the only thing that will probably happen is that you run out of battery soon. Heating should not be a problem. –  THelper Nov 5 '12 at 9:56

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Mainly there should not be any hardware problems if the unit was tested correctly.

For other information you can use this application that has also power monitoring for GPS.

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