This BT GPS reciever lets you become location aware. Running desktop apps like Garmin Mobile PC or MS Streets and Trips, you can find your way around town. I paid around $50 (shipping included).
For the $$ I paid, I got quite a lot. Included in the package was a USB car adapter (you can use this with other USB devices too), USB cable, USB AC Adapter (again you can use it with other devices), BL-5C battery.
The great thing about this device is it uses a standard common Nokia BL-5C/A cellphone battery. If you have Nokia’s lying around like I do, you’ll most likely have one to use as a spare already.
It’s a tiny device at only 6x4x1.5cm. Since it’s bluetooth you can probably just shove it in the glovebox.
To work with your notebook/PC. You have to have Bluetooth capability. Most modern notebooks will have it built-in. If not get one of these tiny USB dongles.
Use your Bluetooth manager to find the gps reciever. Set up is different for each bluetooth device. I have BlueSoleil and this is how to set it up. It’s similar with other BT dongles.
Right-click and pair with your PC.
The passkey is 0000. (4 zeros)
Create a serial port connection.
As you can see, a serial port (COM7) has been created. You’re almost done.
Using your favourite GPS application, mine is Garmin Mobile PC, go to the settings and “Use Bluetooth GPS”. That’s it.
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