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Siraya Bluetooth GPS Receiver - £7.99 + £2.43 P&P = £10.42 delivered @Expansys

£10.42 @ Expansys
I thought this was a good price for a basic bluetooth GPS (no software bundled). I've just ordered one to go with my s60 phone. Seems it should work okay with Google Maps and Nokia Maps, according to … Read More
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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
I thought this was a good price for a basic bluetooth GPS (no software bundled). I've just ordered one to go with my s60 phone. Seems it should work okay with Google Maps and Nokia Maps, according to the Expansys forum/support pages.

Compact lightweight Bluetooth GPS receiver, perfect for turning your smart phone into a fully functioning satellite navigation system.

The Siraya Bluetooth GPS Receiver connects wirelessly to your Bluetooth enabled smart phone and works in conjunction with popular satellite navigation software to provide instant navigation. The low power chip set allows the Siraya Bluetooth GPS receiver to continuous operation for up to 10 hours. 12 channel satellite tracking lets you acquire acquire a satellite lock rapidly with extended accuracy.

The include car charger lets you keep your Siraya Bluetooth GPS Receiver charged in the car. An MMCX adapter allows connection to external antennas.
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#1
any vouchers?
banned#2
xorti;6011953
any vouchers?
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#3
Got to be a bargain!?....
#4
xorti;6011953
any vouchers?

Terms:
Other eXpansys special offers like vouchers cannot be used with this offer. Available while stocks last.
#5
That's really cheap, good addition to my HP pda!!!
#6
Looks like confirmed orders are now "Awaiting Stock". :thinking:

"Explanation: We are currently awaiting the stock required to fulfil your order."
#7
They selling them on eBay too :)
#8
fckgw-rhqq2;6012951
They selling them on eBay too :)

and amazon
#9
Any idea what chipset this uses?
#10
Ordered thanks. Shown as in stock
#11
ordered (100+ in stock)
thanks OP - handy for my phone :) h and r added
#12
Go through Quidco and search ebay for 'Siraya Bluetooth GPS Receiver' (180385831698) if you want a few more pence off!

Just bagged 2.
#13
Ordered mine for use on n95 and tomtom6
#14
Anyone reckon this work with a laptop and Microsoft Autoroute/similar?
#15
What does it actually do? I read the blurb and I am none the wiser. Is there a display?:|
#16
justintrouble
Looks like confirmed orders are now "Awaiting Stock". :thinking:

"Explanation: We are currently awaiting the stock required to fulfil your order."


I'm pleased to say the status has this morning changed to shipped! Thanks to the OP!
I'm not sure why my order started as confirmed, and then shortly after went to awaiting stock.
#17
jobibear
What does it actually do? I read the blurb and I am none the wiser. Is there a display?:|


It is purely and simply only a GPS receiver. There is no screen or software.

You need a PDA or Smart Phone or some device (with Bluetooth) that runs a Sat Nav package like Tom Tom that supports Bluetooth GPS receivers.
#18
ABZ 'E'
Ordered mine for use on n95 and tomtom6


I used to use Garmin XT Mobile on my N95. Works with built in A-GPS and I find it's got some nicer features than TomTom that I use.
#19
Tomtom is the best I have been using it since the nokia 6600 came out
#20
Any one know if this will work with an iPhone so while abroad can save on data roaming?
#21
ABZ 'E'
Ordered mine for use on n95 and tomtom6


Why when you can use the built in GPS? I used to on mine and it worked fine.
#22
dcx_badass
The N95 GPS is horrible, we use garmin aswell, we have two N95's so it's not a faulty handset, both take 5-10 mins to get a signal.


5-10 mins to get a signal :?

Mine used to lock on within 2 minutes (original N95 Silver).
#23
simate
5-10 mins to get a signal :?

Mine used to lock on within 2 minutes (original N95 Silver).


With a GPS it's not a case of getting a signal. The satellite information is contained in a message which takes at least 12.5 minutes to acquire. This message, once fully downloaded by the GPS reciever tells it what Satellites are working, approximately where they are, and what timing information the satellites are using (GPS operates in UTC, which, because it does not allow for leap-seconds, now lags behind GMT).

Most GPS recievers will store this message for a certain period of time, and may not require a refresh if turned back on very soon after being turned off (within a day or so. The message is usually continually refreshed when the unit is on). If the unit has not been used for a while (more than a day or so) the message must be refreshed. This is what takes the time. As the GPS unit must have at least one satellite in view for the entire download time, if it losses the line-of-site to that satellite it has to start again from scratch.

So, when starting a GPS from 'cold', always leave it in an area with a clear view of the sky, and allow 12.5 minutes as a minimum to begin resolving your position.

Incidently, this GPS unit is advertised as being WAAS capable, but the figures from customer reviews (accurate to 8-10m) would suggest that this is not the case. WAAS should give figures down to around 2m.
#24
Garmin XT has driven me mad (no pun intended) for a year now with its rubbish guidance and not-very-intuitive GUI. I'm really disappointed that TomTom no longer do a mobile solution as it was a far better product than any of the others I've tried.

Thumbs up for the receiver BTW, good find. I have no idea what the latest and greatest chipsets do though, I'm still on Sirf 3 (Holux GPSlim Bluetooth receiver) with my E71 and find it far far better than the built-in receiver. Time to first fix is seconds rather than minutes!
#25
N95 can use TomTom as well, so why use Garmin?
#26
Cause TomTom 7 isn't available for S60 phones. TomTom 6 was out of date, so I needed to find a solution for my phone. Garmin was/is the best of a bad bunch. I'm going to try route66 though as I haven't yet.
#27
Only thing i would add is.... being 12 channels, this GPS will likely take quite some time to get a "FIX" of your position, most of the devices these days have 42-54+ channels, and get a fix in an instance.

So if you don't mind waiting for the initial location wait and the chances of losing your signal while travelling then its a good deal (based on price)
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Bogroll Warlord
Cause TomTom 7 isn't available for S60 phones. TomTom 6 was out of date, so I needed to find a solution for my phone. Garmin was/is the best of a bad bunch. I'm going to try route66 though as I haven't yet.


Have you looked at Copilot Live?

I've never tried anything but TomTom on my PDA a long time ago, but now with this GPS receiver I need some new software too.

Might be worth reading the comments on:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/458352/copilot-live-8-for-windows-mobile-u/
and
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/455226/copilot-live-2009-sat-nav-iphone-25/

Hope it helps!
#29
justintrouble
Have you looked at Copilot Live?

I've never tried anything but TomTom on my PDA a long time ago, but now with this GPS receiver I need some new software too.

Might be worth reading the comments on:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/458352/copilot-live-8-for-windows-mobile-u/
and
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/455226/copilot-live-2009-sat-nav-iphone-25/

Hope it helps!


I haven't tried Copilot, I'll give it a look though, thanks! I used TomTom on my old Dell Axim PDA and then my phones. Was pretty disappointed when I found out they weren't supporting 6 anymore and 7 wasn't S60 compatible.....

Edit: just had a look, copilot isn't available for symbian devices either. Thanks for the suggestion though.
#30
Sharpharp
Only thing i would add is.... being 12 channels, this GPS will likely take quite some time to get a "FIX" of your position, most of the devices these days have 42-54+ channels, and get a fix in an instance.

So if you don't mind waiting for the initial location wait and the chances of losing your signal while travelling then its a good deal (based on price)


There are currently 31 on-orbit GPS satellites, with half of those in view in each hemisphere that means that the most you will ever be able to see from the surface of the earth is 15 (and a half!). 24 is the mimumum number of satellites required for the US Navstar system (GPS to you and me) to work worldwide with no coverage gaps, therefore a 12 channel reciever is required.

So you do not need more than a fifteen channel reciever, the rest is just marketing.
#31
Ordered yesterday and came in the post today. Had a play with it seems great but no instructions, on further investigation of the actual unit it appears to have been or intended to be branded HP Ipaq (If you search for a HP FA196AA it looks identical). So I reckon its a great buy
#32
Arrived this morning.

Works great. Put in wife's car as then saves me moving my receiver from my car.

My main one has an auto power off BUT WAS 4 times the price!!!
#33
Has anyone who ordered on Thursday evening (when this was posted) not received theirs yet?

Mine was dispatched the next day (Friday).

I haven't received mine and the post has been this morning, so I'm wondering where it is. Especially as a couple of people received theirs on Saturday.
#34
I've recived mine today.

No manual and not tested it yet as only car charger.

Anyone know where you can get a thirdparty mains / usb charger for this GPS unit?

Thanks.
#35
Mord
I've recived mine today.

No manual and not tested it yet as only car charger.

Anyone know where you can get a thirdparty mains / usb charger for this GPS unit?

Thanks.


When did you order?

Once (or if) I receive mine, I'll have a look at the power.
#36
Anyone??

I still don't have mine, and because of Royal Mail I have to wait 30 days before Expansys will do anything. :?
#37
meinnit
Any idea what chipset this uses?


It uses an iTrax03 GPS chip made by Fastrax. It's based on the RF chip uN8021 and the base band chips uN8130 or uN2110 from Atheros.
#38
It doesnt seem to work my nokia n73 with garmin xt mobile. Although the orange light on GPS recevier is on but mobile doesnt seem to get any GPS signals from GPS receiver. The same mobile works fine with another gps receiver. Do I need to change some settings?
1 Like #39
pied_piper
It doesnt seem to work my nokia n73 with garmin xt mobile. Although the orange light on GPS recevier is on but mobile doesnt seem to get any GPS signals from GPS receiver. The same mobile works fine with another gps receiver. Do I need to change some settings?


In the Sat Nav software try different com ports and baud settings (I think 9600 is a safe bet - someone correct me if I'm wrong)? Maybe there is a wizard you can run to automatically find these for you?
#40
in fact, there is no manual with the gps receiver, i dont know where to start from.
:oops:

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