Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I talk about a Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Navigation and Tracking with 20 channels (20-Channel Car Navigation and Tracking Bluetooth GPS Receiver) acquired on DealExtreme usando DX Points.
In November 2010 I purchased a Nokia mobile phone 5530, What is a smartphone with Symbian OS, but without GPS. I already had a DealExtreme GPS Navigator acquired na em 2009, which I have already spoken here in Skooter Blog, but I think also interesting to have GPS on your phone, which is always us and can be used on condition pedestrian, bus rider, pedalando bike, etc. Furthermore, with a GPS in the phone you can get more applications Nokia OVI Maps, Google Maps and Google Latitude to location. These applications work reasonably well with the location through triangulation with cellular network towers, but depending site, the precision obtained in this way is low, which does not happen with the GPS which is always accurate.
The GPS in the phone also offers new possibilities, as application usage Sports Tracker, excellent for those who like to run, walk, pedal, etc. and want to make the path traveled, speed in each section, among other interesting stats.
As I said earlier, o Nokia 5530 GPS does not have, but can be connected to a bluetooth GPS. That is where it comes the Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Navigation and Tracking with 20 channels. Of course it is not just for phones, can also be connected to PCs or laptops with bluetooth and provide location and other functions through specific software, like Garmin Mobile PC, but I wanted to buy it primarily to be attached to the cell. Note that o Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Navigation and Tracking with 20 channels only one GPS receiver, in other words, it has no LCD screen, Browsers, or anything. He needs to be connected via bluetooth to another device (if the cell) to be really useful, and this device can include location-based applications, navigation, among others, making use of the information provided by GPS.
The Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Navigation and Tracking with 20 channels comes with a USB cable for recharging, a charger 110 ~ 250V AC, Car charger DC 12 ~ 24V, adapter plug, a battery and a mini-CD. The AC charger plug is the European standard and is fully compatible with the new Brazilian standard. But, it came with defect, just does not work, lights up quickly sometimes, but does not work. Also comes with an adapter for the charger can be plugged into the jacks U.S. (two pins parallel planes). The GPS can also be charged through the USB port of the PC, which is the option I've been using. When I load it directly into electrical energy using the charger meu Dingoo A-320.
The battery uses the format BL-4C Nokia. She has no brand and should not be big deal, but Receptor GPS Bluetooth works with her for several hours before needing a recharge. And if I need a better battery I use the Japod BL-4C they also acquire the DealExtreme and have not used, because my old phone (Nokia 6131) yet endures bravely with your original battery. Apparently the excessive battery cell was guilt in Vivo, which has a highly unstable signal in my area, it is difficult to hold a conversation because it is cutting the time. Have I complained enough with this operator, but they have no ability to solve the problem.
O mini-CD, spite of being labeled “drivers”, actually contains the instruction manual in English and Chinese. As I am not interested in looking at the mini-CD before, I discovered alone as the operation of Receptor GPS Bluetooth, which is actually quite simple. It has a switch to turn on / off. At power he gets ready to receive a connection via bluetooth and now comes in connecting the GPS satellites. There are three LEDs on the front, A green LED indicates when the central Receptor GPS Bluetooth is turned on and also if he has already identified its position, LED flashing green means it is still seeking the signal from the satellites to identify placement, Green LED ON means that the position has already been found. A yellow LED on the left lights up when the Receptor GPS Bluetooth is charging and turns off when charging is complete, this same LED also flashes red when the battery is running low. In the right corner there is a blue LED that indicates the operation of bluetooth, flashes when no device is connected and stays on all the time when a device is connected.
Connect the phone to Receptor GPS Bluetooth is very easy, just search for Bluetooth devices on your phone and connect to the device name “BlueGPS” followed by a space and a number of 6 hexadecimal digits (suppose that varies from one receiver to another). On being asked for the password used “0000” What is the default password on bluetooth devices in most cases. I set up the phone to make the connection with the Receptor GPS Bluetooth automatically, so now simply plug the receiver and immediately it becomes available to the applications of mobile. It worked perfectly in Nokia OVI Maps, Google Maps, Google Latitude and Sports Tracker. No aplicativo “Location” Nokia can enter the option “GPS dice” and directly observe the information being provided by Receptor GPS Bluetooth: latitude, longitude, accuracy, altitude, precision, speed. Furthermore it is possible to observe the signal for each satellite detected.
The dimensions Miniature Receptor GPS Bluetooth facilitate their transport along with the cell. Its dimensions are 7cm x 4cm x 3cm, that is 3cm in height are measured at the highest point, because it is shaped somewhat anatomical. It is also quite light, only 65 grams, now including battery. The Receptor GPS has a very good reception, working great outdoors, even within the pocket. Even indoors it works if you are near a window, for example.
Na inside do Receptor GPS Bluetooth, SOB a battery, we have an indication of who the manufacturer is, that e has RoyalTek and the address of your website. Furthermore, There is also the model number, which is the RBT-2100LP, and we can read a “Made in Taiwan” na inferior part. A RoyalTek is really a company of Taiwan, and his site is also hosted there. The great specialty is their GPS devices. The Model 2100LP-RBT has been discontinued, but not site is still possible to find the instruction manual for a more complete version than the version that came on CD, plus a small program to read the GPS data and display on the computer screen.
To quem aims acquired it na DealExtreme, unfortunately it is sold out at the moment, and unfortunately in these cases is not known whether or not he will return to the catalog. Then nominate two similar models, though a little more expensive:
- 65-Channel Car Navigation and Tracking Bluetooth GPS Receiver + Data Logger
- HOLUX M-1000C Rechargeable Bluetooth Car GPS Receiver with Data Logger Travel Recorder
How to buy, it was added with DX Points in a purchase Nov., but ended up coming in a separate package because the first had already been dispatched. The submission was made in 18/11/2010 and to wait quite longa foi, I gave this package as lost when he decided to appear in 25/02/2011, but 3 months later. How was added with DX Points he ended up coming without trace, even if its value is greater than $15 USD (U.S. dollars two). So I do not know who to blame for the delay, if the email is from China, if the post office is in Brazil or if the IRS, but probably it is the fault of the three, and especially the IRS. Unfortunately purchases made at year end are subject to this type of delay, especially when the recipient lives in Brazil.
Product description came as “GADGET”, with the declared weight 331 programs and declared value of $8,21 USD, which is about one third of the actual value. The package was not taxed.
I leave here too manuals and application Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Navigation and Tracking with 20 channels with the goal of preservation and to help potential owners of the RBT-2100LP if the manufacturer's website downloads take these air:
- English manual that comes on the mini-CD
- Manual in Chinese that comes in mini-CD
- Manual of the manufacturer's website
- RBT-2100 laptop utility – the application that shows GPS information read from
- RBT-20xx/21xx/22xx utility for PC/PPC/Plam
And I ended the article on Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Navigation and Tracking with 20 channels Here. If you also want to shop in DealExtreme, directly from Hong Kong, click here, good shopping.
Atualição in 28/03/2011: updated information on the operation of the LEDs on the front.