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Holux GPS Slim 236 Bluetooth GPS Reciever £19.99 delivered @ Orange
Holux GPS Slim 236 Bluetooth GPS Reciever £19.99 delivered @ Orange

Holux GPS Slim 236 Bluetooth GPS Reciever £19.99 delivered @ Orange

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Best Deal I can find for this item, cheaper than Amazon and ebay. Not the newest GPS around but all the reviews I could find were very positive.
The Holux GPSlim 236 Bluetooth GPS receiver is a sleek and compact unit and considerably lighter than other units on the market. The Holux 236 GPSlim is highly sensitive and based on SiRFStar III for superior location performance. It features 20 parallel channels, allowing the unit to trace signals from 20 satellites simultaneously.

With the superb improvement in reception, you can easily get your position in environments with poor signal reception. Whether you are in the mountains or in congested urban areas with high-rise buildings, you will still receive clear reception and position information with the Holux GPSlim 236.

The featherweight Holux GPSlim 236 receiver has a smart appearance and can be worn on your arm, neck or belt. It can even be placed in your bag and still receive good signal due to its high sensitivity.

The Holux GPSlim 236 Bluetooth GPS receiver is supplied with a convenient in car charger allowing you to charge the unit on the move.

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I bought one of these last year and it cost me £39, they work really well and small enough to carry with your PDA. I set mine up to work with an XDA and TomTom and it worked perfectly ...

if i got the tomtom software for my nokia n82 will this work with it? or a nokia n95, as u cant use the internal gps with software

Yes will work fine.

Kev yes and yes.These are a real bargain i bought the wayfarer one from the same place a couple of months back,

I have one of these already ,cost me over £45, great with by PDA with TomTom. Just bought another as a spare at this crazy price!

There is a previous thread on this deal that runs into six pages of how dodgy this deal is. People are complaining that they are recieving only the reciever and a car charger in bubble wrap post and not the whole box as shown in the linked review.

hotukdeals.com/ite…9-/

msubbu33;1652087

There is a previous thread on this deal that runs into six pages of how … There is a previous thread on this deal that runs into six pages of how dodgy this deal is. People are complaining that they are recieving only the reciever and a car charger in bubble wrap post and not the whole box as shown in the linked review.http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/137673/holux-bluetooth-gps-reciever-29-99-/



I've still ordered one, at £19.99 it's a real bargain, even without the other accessories.

Read that link msubbu33 posted or you might regret wasting your time!

Original Poster

As the original poster I've now read the msubbu33 post and reread the advert. My first assumption was that I would get the receiver and a car charger, though I agree that if you link through to the review you could assume that you would get the full retail package. Advert is therefore ambiguous. However I think the price still makes this a good deal given the next best price I could find was on Amazon Marketplace for £40 +£5 p&p. Now you have had the heads up on what the deal is you can make your choice!

I have 1 of these hooked up to a se p1i running tomtom, works perfect, can't go wrong for the money. Voted hot.

I don't know how anyone could complain it clearly states reciever and a car charger.The link is to a review of the reciever on a totally different website.Its a bargain if your after one go for it.

Had one of these (still have) for about 1.5 years & I wouldn't trade it for anything else.

Fast to find a signal and hold onto it even when you put it into the glove compartment etc.

Another great thing is it takes standard Nokia batteries (BL-5C).

Taking credit for someone else's finding, op?

Great price for this, especially as it uses the Sirf Star III chip.

nice one, voted hot!

So why would the contents of the box vary?, are these new or returns?

maddogb;1653523

So why would the contents of the box vary?, are these new or returns?



That's talking about the review, just in case they say in the review something that doesn't come with this package.

The Sirf III is a few years old now, what you really want is the MTK chipset as it's better. For only £27.72 you can get one:
Mod edit: market place link removed.
I used to own a GPS Slim 236 a few years ago and it didn't work very well, it took a very long time to acquire a fix. Sometimes I had to pop the battery out and in to get it to reset its settings and then it would get a fix.

To the Mods, market place links are only banned from deals, in forum posts they are fine. Read your own rules or I'll report you to the admin geez.

I bought one of these a few years ago for the price of £80 off Ebay.
Very Good tool, and worked with my Dell Axim pda, with the tom tom 6 software. Hoever occasionally it would not pick up any signals, but a quick removal of the battery fixed the problem.
It locked onto about 12 satellites in one go, which is pretty damn good!

I am ignorant. please tell me what i would use this for and does it work with a nokia n73?

atin;1653600

I am ignorant. please tell me what i would use this for and does it work … I am ignorant. please tell me what i would use this for and does it work with a nokia n73?



You use it for connecting to a mobile phone, pda etc via bluetooth. This then works with the installed sat nav software installed on the device. I use TomTom Navigator.

I hope it works with an n73 as thats what i just bought one for as my current one just packed in. I think it was the cheap usb car changer i got off ebay that killed it.

I think these are very good. Saves having to carry around a large sat nav device.

Great find !!!!

theboss4;1653668

I hope it works with an n73



Ive been using a gps receiver (not this exact one) with my n73 with TomTom Nav 6 installed for just over a year so can confirm it works.

However I would advise updating the firmware on the phone if you havent already. When I did mine the most stable and quickest firmware was that of the Music edition and to get that I had to change the product code on the phone. Theres a guide to that ]here

There may well be better firmware now and would advise finding out, the original firmware was pants and tomtom used to crash a lot on it.

I bought it from Orange 1.5 months ago for 29.99 and yes it only came in a simple bubble wrap but I dont need anything else, its brand new and this unit works great with my windows mobile 6 phone. Who cares if you dont get the box. Sirf III chip. Voted hot!!

I cant find a list of what phones this will work with. Is it only smartphones?

It depends on the software.

If you get Nav4all (which is free, you pay for data though) it should work on any Java enabled phone.

I've got earlier Holox and it's brilliant, managed to lose the receiver in the car :oops:but was still able to navigate fine.

Banned

zebrum;1653539

The Sirf III is a few years old now, what you really want is the MTK … The Sirf III is a few years old now, what you really want is the MTK chipset as it's better. For only £27.72 you can get one:



Yes but does that include the extortionate P+P market sellers add onto the checkout.

Sirfstar III is more than capable of picking up a decent number of satellites, not to mention that there are not that many satellites up there to begin with so more channels does not necessarily equal better reception. For example the ones sold on ebay that advertise 40+ channels are not even able to pick up that many because there are not even 40 channels available.

nearly went for this one a couple of months at 29.99 but was put off by the comments about the lack of AC charger and box but at 19.99 it is much cheaper than alternatives on ebay

I tried to order one - at the price, there's not a lot to lose. When I got the the checkout, it kept coming up with "Invalid Evening Phone Number Format" even when I left it blank :x

Still, voted hot - it's cheap, and everybody's now aware of the pitfalls.

Nice price. I need to replace an old GPS unit which suffered a bit when it fell out of the car window!

I had the same problem with the "Invalid evening phone number format". They don't require you to enter an evening number but I had missed the leading 0 from the day time number and it gave the misleading "evening" error.

Nice one. Will sell my sirf 2 copilot receiver on fleabay for £15 and get this one for £20 - well chuffed.

nearly went for this one a couple of months ago at 29.99 but got put off by the the comments about the lack of an AC charger and no box but at 19.99 it is too good a price to miss out on

Voted Hot!!

b33r;1653719

Ive been using a gps receiver (not this exact one) with my n73 with … Ive been using a gps receiver (not this exact one) with my n73 with TomTom Nav 6 installed for just over a year so can confirm it works. However I would advise updating the firmware on the phone if you havent already. When I did mine the most stable and quickest firmware was that of the Music edition and to get that I had to change the product code on the phone. Theres a guide to that ]hereThere may well be better firmware now and would advise finding out, the original firmware was pants and tomtom used to crash a lot on it.



thanks for your advice, i'll give the link a look.

I did keep my phones firmware up to date but I stopped after some people said they were having trouble with newer firmware, they could not connect their gps bluetooth devices.

At one stage the TomTom software was very slow, well l mean the map not moving very fast. But i was advised to turn off some POI's, that made loads of difference. Also, I noticed when the audio is playing, i.e 'turn left' the map stops. This can become annoying especially when on a complicated roundabout.

theboss4;1653668

You use it for connecting to a mobile phone, pda etc via bluetooth. This … You use it for connecting to a mobile phone, pda etc via bluetooth. This then works with the installed sat nav software installed on the device. I use TomTom Navigator.



Thanks for that, Will I have to pay data charges if i use this in conjubction with , say, tomtom software?

atin;1656882

Thanks for that, Will I have to pay data charges if i use this in … Thanks for that, Will I have to pay data charges if i use this in conjubction with , say, tomtom software?



there are no data charges with the TomTom software, well, there may be for some things like travel updates, but I dont use that bit.

I bought one of these a few weeks ago when they were £30.
Works perfectly with a Nokia E61 and TT6. Its better than my old genuine tomtom reciever .
Also has the advantage that it can be left permanantly turned on and so hard wired to the car out of view then you simply get into the car and a fix is already there. Mine lives under the dashboard and picks up well.
An absoulute bargain at this price. Tomtom software can sometimes be found cheaply on ebay ;-) ( other auction sites are available)

great price, paid £30 a few months back from the same place, who cares if it didn't come in a box? bargain!

Excellent find - just ordered. Thanks for that - HOT!

Gr8 price, with or without box/wall charger, it's for er' indoors anyway , ordered.

The Sirf III chipset on my TomTom gets, and holds a sat lock fine.

Cheers Op :thumbsup:

This is a good price for this - as one of the people who brought it from the same place at £29.99 last month, and then returned it to them.

The problem was that their webpage implied that you get the retail box, complete with mains charger.

The device itself was fantastic, and well worth the money. Their customer service was also excellent, and they paid for me to return the device to them.

Definitely recommended, and to charge it up, you use a standard usb cable - indeed, if you some phone chargers have that size plug on the end (my old Motorola V3 charger does the trick nicely).

Recommended.
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