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Old 23rd October 2007, 13:37   #31
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GPS gurujis, I have an Imate JAQ3 ( Club i-mate - i-mate JAQ3 )which apparently runs on Windows Mobile 5.

What would be the most simplest ,straight forward GPS software to use?
And whats the most popular,reliable,tried n tested Bluetooth GPS device to go along with it?
Papago or Mapking software.

BT-GPS : There are lots of generic Chinese made ones out there. I have been using one for a while and it works very well. I can even leave the GPS receiver in the glove box and it still locks on to a few satellites. Check ebay for these, you can usually get them a bit cheaper on Sunday mornings.

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Old 23rd October 2007, 19:31   #32
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Got my Holux BluetoothGPS Receiver M1000B yesterday. Its pretty good. I was getting fixes on 6-7 satellites indoors.

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And whats the most popular,reliable,tried n tested Bluetooth GPS device to go along with it?
The chipset used in GPS devices is more important than the brand. You can go for any device with a Sirf Star III chipset. It is very widely used and tried and tested chipset.

My Holux has MTK chipset which have 32 channel receiver as opposed to 20 channels in Sirf III chipsets. I have read some good reviews about MTK chipset but its not as widely used as Sirf III.
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Just checked on ebay.in.
The Holux M1000 with MTK chipset that U bought is cheaper than the Holux Slim 236 with Sif star III chipset.
Confused on which to pick up.
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Old 23rd October 2007, 20:06   #34
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M1000 and M1000B are different. I believe that the M1000B is the newer version and it has some firmware fixes in it. Make sure you are picking up the 'B'.
I really have only one day of hands-on experiance on this one. I haven't seen any issues so far.

Only problem I have with the module is that it only comes with a car charger so I can't charge it at home. The USB data/charging cable is optional and quiet expensive.

Right now I am testing this with the GPSy (GPSy (TM) -- Macintosh GPS Communications) software.
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C'mon,man...Its gotta mini-USB interface.So, U can charge it off a computer
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Yes it is a mini-USB but I don't have the cable. It was not in standard package contents. It was optional at $20 so I didn't buy it.

Any idea how much will it cost in India?
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Its just a wire with USB at one end and mini-USB at the other.
Shouldn't cost over 50 to 100 rupees.

And its really funny that U can't source a mini-USB wire in the US. Half the gadgets there use mini-USB.

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Most of the things are unnecessorily expensive here. And any ways I am in a hurry as I will be back to India in 4-5 days .
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Most of the things are unnecessorily expensive here. And any ways I am in a hurry as I will be back to India in 4-5 days .
good.

otherwise you can get these cables etc cheap on ebay.
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Clarified with holux today regarding M1000B

"Dear Sir,

M1000B and M1000 are two names of the same unit with no difference in chipset or firmware. They are sold under different names in different markets due to our internal marketting strategies. For India as well as majority of our markets, we are currently supporting Holux M1000, Holux GPSlim 236, Holux GPSlim 240 and Holux M1200.

While GPSlim series (using SirfStar III Chipset) represents a premium product line targetted at quality and performance conscious customers, the M series (Using MTK Chipset) is targetted at budget conscious customers. "

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M1000 and M1000B are different. I believe that the M1000B is the newer version and it has some firmware fixes in it. Make sure you are picking up the 'B'.
I really have only one day of hands-on experiance on this one. I haven't seen any issues so far.

Only problem I have with the module is that it only comes with a car charger so I can't charge it at home. The USB data/charging cable is optional and quiet expensive.

Right now I am testing this with the GPSy (GPSy (TM) -- Macintosh GPS Communications) software.
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That was so informative, swiftguy.
Merci beaucoup!
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Old 27th October 2007, 00:02   #42
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Thanks for the info swiftguy.

Although its surprizing to see that the pictures of the two are different on the Holux website:

M1000 -


M1000B -


There is some more info on this here - GpsPasSion Forums - Static Navigation on MTK based receivers
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Lightbulb regarding m1000 and m1000B

Hi i also doubted the same but was categorically assured by holux that its the same product targetted to different markets... they said that's why its designated by an additional B and not a new model no. ... they are mainly supplying M1000B through chinese distros .... (basically some pricing differences, etc i think)
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mgmaps seems to work just fine on my k750. But if I need to connect a BT GPS, then what software is required? tomtom seems to be a windows software!

Thanks in advance
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Hello all

I recently bought a GPS device in Malaysia. Its a china product called Aocos. It has WinCE 4.2 as its operating system and was very accurate in Malaysia and Singapore. I have brought it to India - Bangalore. Can someone help me in locating software and India maps for it?
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