IOGEAR Bluetooth GPS with Navigation Software - GBGPS201

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This product works great overall for me. It is a nice add-on to your pocket pc. <BR> <BR> Pros: <BR> 1. Come with the GPS navigation software. The software is an OEM of iGuidance, which is actually very good. It is very rare for a product at this price range to include the GPS navigation software. The software alone could cost a good $100. <BR> 2. The 25 hour Li-Ion battery life is very nice. So I only need to charge it in the night. <BR> 3. The vechicle charging adaptor can charge my Dell Axim X50v, which saves me money. <BR> <BR> Cons: <BR> 1. Need some time from it being turned on to the time you can establish a bluetooth connection. And bluetooth connection can break sometime. You jut need to learn to get used to it and recover from this situation. <BR> 2. For those with a VGA screen, The voice guidance software executable get automatically deleted when you switch to real VGA mode, using things like SE_VGA. I think this is by design, not a bug, because it will install another executable in real VGA mode. But it created panic situation for me and make me finally abandoned real VGA mode (too small for navigation anyway). <BR> 3. Sometime locates you at a wrong road close-by. I think this is either a map problem or a software problem. <BR> <BR> As a final word, 8 satallites are more than enough to find an accurate location. You only need 4. However, it would be better if this unit has the WAAS capatability.beete

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I got this for use with my IPAQ 2495 and it works great! It took 3 tries, however, to get one where the CDs worked and the unit itself worked (hense the 3 as ease of use). The navigation s/w it comes with is OK, but my IPAQ seemed to have some memory issues with it. It works great with TomTom 5. The unit starts up quickly and locks onto satellites quickly, and overall I'm very pleased with it. The only caveat I have is that the CDs for the navigation system in the package seem to consistently not work and IOGear won't do anything about that in the first 30 days, so I had to keep returning the unit to Buy.com until I got one that worked.

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Nice product except for some small annoyance

by J Luo on 8/31/2005

This product works great overall for me. It is a nice add-on to your pocket pc. <BR> <BR> Pros: <BR> 1. Come with the GPS navigation software. The software is an OEM of iGuidance, which is actually very good. It is very rare for a product at this price range to include the GPS navigation software. The software alone could cost a good $100. <BR> 2. The 25 hour Li-Ion battery life is very nice. So I only need to charge it in the night. <BR> 3. The vechicle charging adaptor can charge my Dell Axim X50v, which saves me money. <BR> <BR> Cons: <BR> 1. Need some time from it being turned on to the time you can establish a bluetooth connection. And bluetooth connection can break sometime. You jut need to learn to get used to it and recover from this situation. <BR> 2. For those with a VGA screen, The voice guidance software executable get automatically deleted when you switch to real VGA mode, using things like SE_VGA. I think this is by design, not a bug, because it will install another executable in real VGA mode. But it created panic situation for me and make me finally abandoned real VGA mode (too small for navigation anyway). <BR> 3. Sometime locates you at a wrong road close-by. I think this is either a map problem or a software problem. <BR> <BR> As a final word, 8 satallites are more than enough to find an accurate location. You only need 4. However, it would be better if this unit has the WAAS capatability.beete

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on 12/22/2006

I got this for use with my IPAQ 2495 and it works great! It took 3 tries, however, to get one where the CDs worked and the unit itself worked (hense the 3 as ease of use). The navigation s/w it comes with is OK, but my IPAQ seemed to have some memory issues with it. It works great with TomTom 5. The unit starts up quickly and locks onto satellites quickly, and overall I'm very pleased with it. The only caveat I have is that the CDs for the navigation system in the package seem to consistently not work and IOGear won't do anything about that in the first 30 days, so I had to keep returning the unit to Buy.com until I got one that worked.

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Product Overview

Never get lost again! IOGear’s Bluetooth GPS is a real-time navigation system. The Bluetooth GPS receiver allows you to receive positioning data from satellites and deliver the data to mobile computing devices wirelessly via Bluetooth. It provides pinpoint accuracy and thoroughly reliable tracking capabilities. The ultra low-power design and long-life rechargeable battery gives you 25 hours of continuous usage and eliminates constant recharging between uses. It is portable and lightweight, so you can put it on the dashboard or any other location that provides a direct line of sight to the sky.

The included map data covers the U.S. and Canada, in detailed street names, even major interests such as restaurants and parks.

The navigation software gives detailed driving direction in text, graphic and voice. The voice instruction indicates distance, and turns. The software also includes other convenient features such as speed detection, alternative local-only routes, programming buttons on PDAs for convenience, 3-D display option, trip time estimation, etc. Key Features:

  • Compatible with PDA or laptop: This unit supports both Bluetooth enabled PDA and laptop. The software included supports Windows based operating system.
  • Extra long battery life: The IOGEAR Superior power saving design allows ar least 25 hour operation when the battery is fully charged.
  • Map data and software included: Map data covers both U.S and Canada.
  • Voice direction to assure safe use: Voice instruction through PDA or laptop, to allow you to keep your eye on the road while driving.
  • Many extra features: Voice instruction through PDA or laptop, to allow you to keep your eye on the road while driving.
  • User friendly: IOGEAR provides detailed hardware and software instruction in printed manual, making the installation easy and fast.

    Package Contents

  • 1 IOGEAR Bluetooth GPS reciever
  • 1 Quick Start guide for hardware
  • 1 Quick Start guide for map software
  • 1 CD with user documentation, GPS software and map data
  • 1 AC-DC charger
  • Car charger
  • Carrying pouch
  • Neck strap
  • Warranty/Registration card
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer IOGEAR, INC.
    Mfg Part# GBGPS201
    SKU 10391401
    UPC 881317003058
    UPC 14 00881317003058
    Features
    Bluetooth-enabled GPS system works seamlessly with your Bluetooth enabled PDA or computer
    Map and navigation software included
    Highly sensitive unit to assure effective tracking and navigating
    Superior power saving circuitry to allow at least 25 hour operation
    Class 2 Bluetooth device
    Connects easily with your favorite mobile devices
    Navigation software gives detailed driving direction in text, graphic and voice
    Voice instruction indicates distance, and turns
    Software Features:
    User-friendly software and updated map date for US and Canada
    Route options- allows you to select your route in various ways according to your needs. For instance, it can include or exclude toll roads; or go local if freeway is jammed.
    Point of interest- offers an excellent guide for user to find places, either for fun or for business.
    Direction- plus different ways to display the direction according to your preference: text based, 2-D or 3-D pictures with zoom in features when you make turns.
    Tech Specs
    Batteries 1 Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Rechargeable
    Interfaces 1 x Bluetooth
    Manufacturer IOGEAR, Inc
    Package Contents Bluetooth GPS with Navigation SoftwareQuick start guide for hardwareQuick start guide for map softwareCD with user documentation, GPS software and map dataAC-DC chargerCar chargerCarrying pouchNeck strapWarranty/Registration card
    Additional Information Frequency: L1, 1.575.42 MHzAccuracy without DGPS: Time:+/- 400 nano-second (nominal)Position:5 m, CEP (50%) without SAVelocity: 0.1 m/sec without SADynamic Conditions: Velocity: < 505 m/secAcceleration: < 4 gDisplay Features:3D display optionDay and night color schemes for better view based on the time of dayAutomatic guidance feature zooms in when approaching a turn making it easier and safe to view map directionsMapping Features:The included map data covers the US and Canada in detailed street names Covers major points of interest such as museums, parks, restaurants and hospitals It provides pin point accuracy and thoroughly reliable tracking capabilitiesBluetooth Features:Class 2 Bluetooth deviceHighly sensitive unit to assure effective tracking and navigatingSuperior power saving circuitrySoftware Features:The navigation software gives detailed driving direction in text and graphic alsoTrip recording and playback for future referenceProgrammable PDA hotkeys to perform common tasks with the touch of a buttonCustomizable routing options give you the flexibility to tailor your trip based on quickest route, shortest distance, major roads, and local streetsOther convenient features include speed detection, alternative local only routes, trip time estimation, and trip demonstration mode
    Manufacturer Part Number GBGPS201
    Temperature -20 °C (-4 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) Operating
    Dimensions 1" Height x 2.4" Width x 4" Length
    Standard Warranty 3 Year(s) Limited
    Channels 8 Channel(s)
    Input Voltage 100 V AC to 240 V AC / 5 V DC - Device
    Battery Life 25 Hour(s) - Continuous
    Altitude < 59055 ft
    Parts Warranty/Labor 3 Year(s)
    System Requirement For Desktop or Laptop:Windows MEWindows 2000Windows XPMinimum of 256MB system RAM and at least 512MB of free hard disk spaceMust be Bluetooth-enabled and support serial port profile For PDA or Pocket PC:PDA must have at least 266 MHz processor with at least 64MB main memoryAt least 64MB storage card to load additional mapsMicrosoft Pocket PC 2002 or laterPDA must be Bluetooth-enabled and support serial port profile
    Compatibility Devices:NotebookPDAMobile
    Acquisition Times Hot Start 12 Second(s) Average / Warm Start 40 Second(s) Average / Cold Start 120 Second(s) Average / 1 Second(s) Average Reacquisition Time
    Navigation Instructions Voice
    Certifications & Standards NMEA 0183
    Antenna Built-in
    Product Name Bluetooth GPS with Navigation Software
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