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GPS with IPAQ

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones Forum' started by Marcus D, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Marcus D

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    Hi

    I have an IPAQ 371 and wouldn't be without it. I am thinking about GPS and am totrally confused as the best / most cost effective way to go. After some googling I think that I want a blue tooth unit, but need advice as to what I need, where to get it and what to expect to pay.


    Cheers :confused:
     
  2. Chanser

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    I believe you have the Ipaq rx3715.
    If you want a all in one car navigation kit then get TomTom Navigator 5 bluetooth kit, unless you meant finding your gps position when your cross country etc.
    http://www.globalpositioningsystems...&vt=list&product_id=351&max_cat_id=-1&vt=list

    Then if you want a car cradle. http://www.globalpositioningsystems...arch&pp_id=351&cid=92&vt=list&product_id=1885

    If you prefer to buy a GPS receiver separately, I would recommend you get the Fortuna Slim Bluetooth.
    http://www.globalpositioningsystems...ortuna&hp=Fortuna,mfg=Fortuna&product_id=3492
     
  3. Pete Delaney

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    Have a good look on E-Bay.....Bluetooth GPS, car mounts gps software etc :thumbsup: You could save yourself a considerable amount ;)
     
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    Search ebay for BT 77 bluetooth unit you can get them for about £40 - £45, and they work great.

    I got one from a seller called ' Discount-bluetooth-gps' (or something similar!), and it arrived next day.

    You can get the software for under £100. People have their preferences and think one is better than another, but they all work well.
     
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    I use an EMTEC (Socket GPS) bluetooth system with TomTom on my MDA3.
    Can I suggest that which ever bluetooth system you choose that you make sure its the SIRF3 (spelling?) chipset. It has the ability to use mobile phone base stations to help achieve a lock a lot quicker. My EMTEC system can take up to 7 minutes to get initial lock - usualy a lot less - but, with the newer chip set my mate got a lock inside his house in about 8 seconds! It of course, still uses GPS satelites in preference. He uses the Globalstat BT338 with his cute lil' Nokia, bless him hehehe

    Best of luck!
     

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