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Jentro GPS4now Bluetooth GPS Receiver £8.94 delivered @ Qfonic
Jentro GPS4now Bluetooth GPS Receiver £8.94 delivered @ Qfonic

Jentro GPS4now Bluetooth GPS Receiver £8.94 delivered @ Qfonic

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The prices is now reduced to 8.94 pounds. It is a deal for me and I have bought two for my phones.

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

58 Comments

Sounds just the thing I am looking for. I have Bluetooth Netbook running iGO8. Very HOT price. The cheapest I saw on flebay is around £20.

I suppose it wont get hot because not many ppl will look for it.

EDIT: just read the old thread and I stand corrected

Any map application recommand except on-line map?

ro888;8226782

Any map application recommand except on-line map?



This depends on what you will use it with.

Thought this might be useful if you are potentially going to be carrying this in your pocket:

Dimensions - approx. 90 x 42 x 12 mm (L x W x H)
Weight - approx. 59g

Bargain price btw!

pet2000;8226794

This depends on what you will use it with.



For laptop, any recommdation?

Two reviews from the Morgan Computer site:

First review:
Ignore the paperwork in the box and it''s easy, 05 March 2010
I gave the receiver a quick charge using a standard USB lead, connected to a laptop, and switched it on. A blue light comes on then a green flashing satellite symbol. Out in the open it triangulates in a minute or so and remains connected thereafter.

I was initially confused by the instructions in the box, which directed the user to a defunct program called ''activepilot'' and a pay-per-route mapping program.

Instead, I fired up my Nokia phone, opened up Google Maps and Bluetooth connected to the receiver. A pass code was requested. I took a stab at 0000, connected up, and got my position, and which way I was moving, straightaway.

This gadget comes with a car charger lead, a short cord and a magnetic pad to hold it in the car.
Simplicity and only £9.
A 5 star device.


Second review:
Good no-frills Bluetooth GPS, 05 March 2010
Bought one of these last year, it''''s a good no-frills bluetooth GPS receiver designed for use with a mobile phone or computer. I''''ve used mine with Route 66 route-planning software on an iBook G4 and with Autoroute and a mapping / environmental sensing program under Windows. Assuming the package hasn''''t changed, the receiver comes with a magnet for attaching it to cars etc. and a car charger. You can also charge it off a micro USB lead as used in many cameras etc. It''''s small and slim, and easily fits in a pocket.

No down side, really, except that the response sometimes seems a little slow it''''s possible that the lookup table it uses for satellite IDs is out of date and it''''s taking a while to spot one it recognizes. If you have an appropriate computer / phone and software, and are prepared to wait a few seconds occasionally, the price is outstanding.

ro888;8226940

For laptop, any recommdation?



I have iGO8, which I also use on my F&H sat nav from ebuyer.

navngo.com/pag…ion

Lots of information about programs you can use on this forum
simplesatnav.com/pct…php

I bought one a couple of weeks ago to play around with under Linux.
Works great with gpsd but make sure to use the -b "read only" option.

It also works fine with my ancient Blackberry.

This must be a bargain.

great deal. I bought my bt-338 for £25 year ago, so this is good price

Bought one on previous price. Battery only lasted 1 hour.
Contacted the company - they replaced it - great service.
Battery lasts 11.5h now.

not sure what it does?

boonergooner;8227951

not sure what it does?



Receives GPS signals and broadcasts it over bluetooth, so you can use it as an external GPS antenna on a phone that doesn't have GPS, a laptop, or some sat-navs.

Banned

Tdrtnlz;8228034

Receives GPS signals and broadcasts it over bluetooth, so you can use it … Receives GPS signals and broadcasts it over bluetooth, so you can use it as an external GPS antenna on a phone that doesn't have GPS, a laptop, or some sat-navs.



Why would you want to use it with a Satnav as it'll have a gps receiver built in?

I bought this a few weeks ago. Great wee gizmo.
I pair it to my netbook using bluetooth and run Microsoft Streets (Autoroute).
I`ll be using it on a trip to USA shortly.
Recommende

I bought two when it just under £10 and they are brilliant for the price!

SHOWMAN36;8228608

Why would you want to use it with a Satnav as it'll have a gps receiver … Why would you want to use it with a Satnav as it'll have a gps receiver built in?



Good question - but some of them can. I suppose it might give better reception if you put the receiver in the back window of the car, or if the sat-nav's internal receiver had broke.

This is a lovely piece of gear and qfonic delivered very quickly. Feels well built.

Tdrtnlz;8232577

Good question - but some of them can. I suppose it might give better … Good question - but some of them can. I suppose it might give better reception if you put the receiver in the back window of the car,



Might give a better signal if your car is fitted with an athermic windscreen.

bargain price to link up to anything. I'd recommend it for sure!

so, with this and a relevant software, you could use a netbook in a car instead of a satnav? If so, woudl this be OK from a legal/police point of view? also, does the software "speak" i.e. give voice directions similar to a satnav so that you don't necessariy have to keep looking at the screen?

Apologies for noob questions but I think I'll get one as a back up to my temperamental satnav if it can do the above.

Original Poster

datca;8235491

so, with this and a relevant software, you could use a netbook in a car … so, with this and a relevant software, you could use a netbook in a car instead of a satnav? If so, woudl this be OK from a legal/police point of view? also, does the software "speak" i.e. give voice directions similar to a satnav so that you don't necessariy have to keep looking at the screen?Apologies for noob questions but I think I'll get one as a back up to my temperamental satnav if it can do the above.



Yes, you can.

I myself tried Garmin on my laptop by connecting a Bluetooth GPS receiver. Please google "Garmin Mobile PC" and you'll have some solutions.

this is merely a GPS receiver. It doesn't hold any software or computing power and will not work as an antenna to boost an existing GPS receiver (e.g in a satnav).

If connected to a suitable device (computer or mobile) that has the computing power and holds the right navigation or mapping software but has no GPS receiver, then it will allow that device to read the GPS signal from the receiver and identify the receiver's location in the world. No more and no less.............................................

You can use this with tomtom or any other program that requires gps on a jailbroken ipod touch if you use roqyBluetooth

roqy-bluetooth.net/wp/

bensliu;8235519

Yes, you can. I myself tried Garmin on my laptop by connecting a … Yes, you can. I myself tried Garmin on my laptop by connecting a Bluetooth GPS receiver. Please google "Garmin Mobile PC" and you'll have some solutions.



Thanks for that - rep added.

Also heat to OP.:)

Just ordered, £8.95 now - a whole penny increase!

Paid £25 for this a year ago, works well although I don't use it anymore since my phone has GPS

I've used this with my Autoroute on my laptop, works great. I'm also using it with Rogy Bluetooth and TomTom on my jailbroken 3G I-Phone, the license for Rogy Blutooth is 8 Euros, the TomTom was "sourced" from the internet for free and installed through using i-Tunes using Install0us. Full details on the other thread about that!

I think this place is a good source for gps software.
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I found earth bridge worked well with a windows laptop and google earth.

datca;8235491

so, with this and a relevant software, you could use a netbook in a car … so, with this and a relevant software, you could use a netbook in a car instead of a satnav? If so, woudl this be OK from a legal/police point of view? also, does the software "speak" i.e. give voice directions similar to a satnav so that you don't necessariy have to keep looking at the screen?Apologies for noob questions but I think I'll get one as a back up to my temperamental satnav if it can do the above.




1- You cannot have the laptop in view of the driver, it is illegal, and you can get fined...Theres a grey area in terms of normal sat nav devices aswell!!!!! Its a risk you take with laptops/netbook while driving.

2- Where are you going to place the netbook to look at it properly anyway in a car?

Anyone know whether this is compatible with an iPod touch (2nd Gen)?

Hilly_2006;8235940

Anyone know whether this is compatible with an iPod touch (2nd Gen)?



From what i know, the bluetooth in ipod touchs are only set to connect to other ipods and cant pick up and connect to anything else ?

datca;8235491

so, with this and a relevant software, you could use a netbook in a car … so, with this and a relevant software, you could use a netbook in a car instead of a satnav? If so, woudl this be OK from a legal/police point of view? also, does the software "speak" i.e. give voice directions similar to a satnav so that you don't necessariy have to keep looking at the screen?Apologies for noob questions but I think I'll get one as a back up to my temperamental satnav if it can do the above.



You can use it with a netbook, you can use Microsoft Autoroute. It , the netbook, will give spoken directions. Tried and tested

alexhickman89;8235764

1- You cannot have the laptop in view of the driver, it is illegal, and … 1- You cannot have the laptop in view of the driver, it is illegal, and you can get fined...Theres a grey area in terms of normal sat nav devices aswell!!!!! Its a risk you take with laptops/netbook while driving.2- Where are you going to place the netbook to look at it properly anyway in a car?



...2) On my wifes knee

Hilly_2006;8235940

Anyone know whether this is compatible with an iPod touch (2nd Gen)?



Yes if you jailbreak it and install roqy bluetooth

I would like the Iphone / Ipod question answered if possible.

The Iphone bluetooth will not connect to other phones but does connect to other B/T devices such as headsets and hands free speakers but this?

GPS signal is poor on my 3G iphone and wanna make more use of Tom Tom / Navigon

Might be a dumb question, but if you are using this with your netbook, do you have to be connected to the internet?

Same for phones...do you need internet connection for this to work? Thinking of using this with my netbook when travelling overseas (mobile internet roaming is expensive).

cowboy;8236953

Might be a dumb question, but if you are using this with your netbook, do … Might be a dumb question, but if you are using this with your netbook, do you have to be connected to the internet? Same for phones...do you need internet connection for this to work? Thinking of using this with my netbook when travelling overseas (mobile internet roaming is expensive).



You don't need an internet connection for this to work. It's a GPS receiver which reads the signals from satellites and doesn't have anything to do with any cellular data network.

However if you are using a navigation application that uses the internet (e.g. to check traffic online or to perform local searches) then you should consider switching to 'airplane' mode first on your phone (if you're using a phone).

In any case this device doesn't have anything to do with the internet or online data at all.

I hope this helps.

nice price

sweeeet!

very good just bought one for my 5530 and it makes ovi maps and garmin mobile run brilliantly with the 5530. Tip for ovi with satnav. it charges per route so make sure you have the 5800 on the 5530 so that you get a nice front page and free routing.

very quick when locking to the satellites.
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