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Compatible with PDAs, phones, and laptops, the GPS4now Bluetooth GPS receiver packs a sensitive SiRF Star III chip for great performance in difficult conditions.

Small and lightweight, this unit can be placed in a pocket, a bag, in the car - wherever you desire. Using cutting edge Bluetooth technology, there are no wires, so no restrictions.

Ideal if you already own navigation software and a compatible mobile device - the GPS4now Bluetooth receiver is all you will need. Device includes USB port for additional charging (USB cable sold separately).

What's Included in the Box

* 20-channel Bluetooth GPS receiver with integrated antenna - SiRFstarIII
* Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery, with up to 11 hours run time per charge
* Car charger 12V - 24V
* Quick Start Guide
* Mobile telephone and navigation software not included
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#1
Exuse me if i sound dum, but i have a I-mate Ultimate 8502 windows mobile 6.1 phone wud this Jentro device be any use with my above phone for use with pedestrian sat nav software?
Basically im not sure wether this kind of device is of any use to me, any help from anyone:? :thinking: much appreciated. ta
also i take it you have to purchase this
* Mobile telephone and navigation software not included
#2
adeo
Exuse me if i sound dum, but i have a I-mate Ultimate 8502 windows mobile 6.1 phone wud this Jentro device be any use with my above phone for use with pedestrian sat nav software?
Basically im not sure wether this kind of device is of any use to me, any help from anyone:? :thinking: much appreciated. ta
also i take it you have to purchase this
* Mobile telephone and navigation software not included


No need for you to buy this. Your phone already has GPS built in. :thumbsup:
#3
mif
No need for you to buy this. Your phone already has GPS built in. :thumbsup:

:oops: Ta.
HnR 2u 4 ur deal sounds good to me:thumbsup:
#4
WAT BOUT ME HAVE 2G ifone and tried buy tom tom and it said i needed the 84quid carkit would this be similar ? any ideas folks x
1 Like #5
kebabjones
WAT BOUT ME HAVE 2G ifone and tried buy tom tom and it said i needed the 84quid carkit would this be similar ? any ideas folks x


If you don't want to pay £84 then you need to Jailbreak, get Roqybluetooth and get a GPS receiver. Have fun from there.:pirate:
#6
mif
If you don't want to pay £84 then you need to Jailbreak, get Roqybluetooth and get a GPS receiver. Have fun from there.:pirate:


Yes I set that up the other day and it works a treat.
#7
is jailbroken xx so if i get this and rogeybluetooth am sorted ? cheers rep added xx
#8
just downloading the bluetooth becuse i had ibluetooth and have to pay eventully xx
#9
Just bought one to use with mapping software for my Pda and netbook. Worth a shot at this price
2 Likes #10
Great price for a GPS. I looked at this myself for use with my phone but ended up getting a keyring GPS from Ebay (they can be had for less than £20) so that I would have it with me all the time.

I know this site doesn't deal with Ebay so if anyone is interested I am happy to take PMs.:-D

It's like this one but white

http://www.bmcdigital.co.uk/catalog/view/freedom-keyring-gps-reciever-51-channel?froogle

So small - it's great.
#11
great deal!
#12
Can someone explain what this is?
I have a Nokia 5530 phone which has bluetooth. If I bought this could I get GPS on my phone for free, providing I download the jailbreak software to the phone?
#13
Looks like a good deal :thumbsup: is there any sat nav software that i could use on my netbook with this ?
#14
[SIZE="2"]I apologise for this question being a little bit off-topic:roll: but can anyone suggest a good but inexpensive gps logger/tracker please that I can use to tag my photographs?

Ta muchly:thumbsup:[/SIZE]
#15
Throttle
Looks like a good deal :thumbsup: is there any sat nav software that i could use on my netbook with this ?

[SIZE="2"]
Leap over here and you should get lucky:thumbsup:[/SIZE]
#16
Thanks :)
#17
Thanks for posting this. My TomTom One broke the other week and was looking at getting a TomTom car kit for my iPod Touch, but at £80 was reluctant. Now thanks to the advice on here its just cost me a £10 :-D
#18
wife has one of these, it's very good - genuinely thin, wrapped in bouncy rubber for protection - gets good GPS coverage. At this price it's a steal if P&P is fair.
#19
speculatrix
wife has one of these, it's very good - genuinely thin, wrapped in bouncy rubber for protection - gets good GPS coverage. At this price it's a steal if P&P is fair.


It's FREE P&P :thumbsup:
1 Like #20
Maria;8009676
Can someone explain what this is?
I have a Nokia 5530 phone which has bluetooth. If I bought this could I get GPS on my phone for free, providing I download the jailbreak software to the phone?


Yes. Apparently you can use Nokia Maps for the 5800. I'll have a look if you want but it was on a 5530 thread recently.
1 Like #21
Yes.

I have a bluetooth GPS receiver for my 5530, and it works perfectly :D
#22
Thanks nmossy, Searcher2 and the original poster.
#23
Just saw these advertised at [url]www.morgancomputers.co.uk[/url] for £8.99 if you collect from store mind only 20p difference with a good free postage deal for £9.19;-)
#24
Going to set this up with an old K800i & use on my bike.
#25
Amazing... except shipping's £16 to Malta, boo.

But this is hot UK deals, and heat is handed out accordingly. Thanks, OP. :-)
#26
Searcher2;8010220
Yes. Apparently you can use Nokia Maps for the 5800. I'll have a look if you want but it was on a 5530 thread recently.


Found it...

http://discussions.nokia.co.uk/t5/Nseries-Devices-and-S60/Ovi-maps-on-the-5530/m-p/518075#

Look for the post near the end by marka on 29th Jan. That will tell you what to do to get Nokia Maps on the 5530. You don't need to jailbreak (I thought that was something you did to iPhones).
#27
thanks again.
#28
Anyone used something like this in conjunction with a non-3G phone?

I have a Nokia 5530 which doesn't have 3G or GPS and I'm thinking about buying this to enable GPS functionality but I'm concerned that the lack of 3G will ruin things (i.e. taking ages to load up the maps as you travel) - I just figured that it would use a lot of bandwidth to keep up especially if you were driving.
#29
Would this be a good addition to a Blackberry 8520 to use GPS software (ie Poynt). Would the key ring mentioned in an earlier post be better (for the size). Thanks
#30
What would be the applications for using this with a netbook?
#31
can i ask i have a nokia e63 will this work with it so i can use it as a sat nav or do i need to buy some extra software with maps etc ?
#32
oldmanhouse;8010703
Anyone used something like this in conjunction with a non-3G phone?

I have a Nokia 5530 which doesn't have 3G or GPS and I'm thinking about buying this to enable GPS functionality but I'm concerned that the lack of 3G will ruin things (i.e. taking ages to load up the maps as you travel) - I just figured that it would use a lot of bandwidth to keep up especially if you were driving.


3G has nothing to do with SatNav. 3G is to do with download speed from the internet which is not required for SatNav. All you need is a phone with bluetooth and a bluetooth GPS (like this one)... oh and some SatNav software which will run on your phone (but if you have a 5530 it is free from Nokia - see the link I provided a few posts back).

EDIT : Just to be clear the Nokia Maps are stored on your phone - so if you haven't already got a micro SD card with at least 1GB spare you may need to get one of those (sorry I am only guessing at the size of the maps but from memory the maps are for the whole of Europe and I think were about 1Gb).

Anyone who may be interested in the key ring GPS I previously mentioned - it comes with car charger, mains charger and USB lead to PC. I'd seriously consider it as an alternative to this GPS if you want something to have on you all the time.
#33
Heat added, handy gadget for those who do not have GPS on their phones.

Question:
For those that do already have GPS on their phone is there any benefits to using this device as an alternative?
Aspects such as battery life and the speed to which it can allocate one's position between the two methods.

Is there any benefits for having both (Bluetooth GPS and Phone GPS) to locate one's position?

Thanks in advance (for reference I'm using a Nokia E72 and wondering if it's worth having this for the sake of it).

Regards,
Scar
#34
Matthew Leeds;8010875
can i ask i have a nokia e63 will this work with it so i can use it as a sat nav or do i need to buy some extra software with maps etc ?


As far as I know you can download Nokia Maps for the E63 but you can't use the navigation facilities yet for free i.e. you can see where you are on a map but can't do too much more.

There is other software you could use that should be able to be used on the E63. I use Sygic on my E51.... but you have to buy that or acquire it somehow.
#35
Hi

Unless I've missed something, I'd like to know:

1. What kind of USB charger is included? Is it the standard kind that I plug into my mp3 player and portable hard drive?
2. Would this work on a Sony Ericsson C510?
3. Would this work on Google Maps for mobile or is there a better sat nav software for my C510?

Thanks in advance
#36
Scar;8011037
Heat added, handy gadget for those who do not have GPS on their phones.

Question:
For those that do already have GPS on their phone is there any benefits to using this device as an alternative?
Aspects such as battery life and the speed to which it can allocate one's position between the two methods.

Is there any benefits for having both (Bluetooth GPS and Phone GPS) to locate one's position?

Thanks in advance (for reference I'm using a Nokia E72 and wondering if it's worth having this for the sake of it).

Regards,
Scar


Maybe I am answering when I shouldn't as I don't have GPS on my phone.... but for sure it will save battery usage on your phone instead of using the internal GPS. I also can't see how your internal GPS can be better than an external GPS in terms of getting a fix. Mine (the key ring one) can get a fix indoors reasonably easily.... can yours?

Whether it is worth getting an external one is up to you. If you have not experienced problems with your internal one then probably not.
#37
Searcher2
Maybe I am answering when I shouldn't as I don't have GPS on my phone.... but for sure it will save battery usage on your phone instead of using the internal GPS. I also can't see how your internal GPS can be better than an external GPS in terms of getting a fix. Mine (the key ring one) can get a fix indoors reasonably easily.... can yours?

Whether it is worth getting an external one is up to you. If you have not experienced problems with your internal one then probably not.


That's only the case if you were to have bluetooth kept on anyway, as that obviously uses up battery.
#38
robot1000;8011276
That's only the case if you were to have bluetooth kept on anyway, as that obviously uses up battery.


True. I didn't consider that as I always have bluetooth on anyway as I have a car head unit which automatically links to my phone for hands free calls. However, I would have thought bluetooth uses less battery than GPS - and you could manually switch on bluetooth on your phone when you want to use GPS if you don't normally have it on. I stand to be corrected.
#39
Searcher2
3G has nothing to do with SatNav. 3G is to do with download speed from the internet which is not required for SatNav. All you need is a phone with bluetooth and a bluetooth GPS (like this one)... oh and some SatNav software which will run on your phone (but if you have a 5530 it is free from Nokia - see the link I provided a few posts back).

EDIT : Just to be clear the Nokia Maps are stored on your phone - so if you haven't already got a micro SD card with at least 1GB spare you may need to get one of those (sorry I am only guessing at the size of the maps but from memory the maps are for the whole of Europe and I think were about 1Gb).

Anyone who may be interested in the key ring GPS I previously mentioned - it comes with car charger, mains charger and USB lead to PC. I'd seriously consider it as an alternative to this GPS if you want something to have on you all the time.


Ah, I see. Thanks for clearing that up.

I was thinking of using this with Google Maps, which I think would download the maps on-the-fly, as you moved from area to area. That's why I was concerned about bandwidth - I don't think a non-3G phone could download the map images fast enough to keep up with the co-ordinates being read in from the GPS device.

If Ovi Maps stores the map files locally then I'll use that instead of Google Maps. There might also be a way to download a store the maps from Google, I don't know..
#40
Searcher2
As far as I know you can download Nokia Maps for the E63 but you can't use the navigation facilities yet for free i.e. you can see where you are on a map but can't do too much more.

There is other software you could use that should be able to be used on the E63. I use Sygic on my E51.... but you have to buy that or acquire it somehow.



cant i use it with googlemaps ?

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