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Old 10th August 2009, 16:13   #976
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Holux Bluetooth receiver costs 3 -4k and would work with mgmaps.

Try visiting Vijay sales / Hyoercity you might find Asus there.

Vijay Sales has Nokia 5800 for 16k.

This phone has touchscreen and GPS and it would run all packages except mapmyindia. Mapmyindia's Inav WF for Symbian is not that usable.
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I have Motorola A1200 which does not have GPS. I did not get Asus phone anywhere in Mumbai - Borivali and the HTC available phones were all > 15K. As a fix on my budget, I am thinking of going for bluetooth GPS receiver and pair it with my A1200. mgmaps works in offline mode which is a boost for people like me who don't want to use GPRS.

Can anybody suggest me good and affordable bluetooth gps receiver? Also anybody used such gps with mgmaps?
Bluetooth GPS with a smart phone is the ideal option instead of a GPS phone. From my experience with 2 GPS phones, E-90 & the N95, they take a long time to lock on to the satellites.
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Old 10th August 2009, 16:35   #978
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Holux Bluetooth receiver costs 3 -4k and would work with mgmaps.
Where can I get the gps receiver??
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Bluetooth GPS with a smart phone is the ideal option instead of a GPS phone. From my experience with 2 GPS phones, E-90 & the N95, they take a long time to lock on to the satellites.
After doing exactly that (phone + BT GPS) for few months, I can't wait to switch to a GPS enabled phone. Phones like N95 were first gen GPS phones. The recent GPS phones have much better reviews.

The big problem with phone + BT GPS is that bluetooth is battery hog. You can keep one equipment constantly connected to car charger. But having two BT equipment running all the time during the journey is a pain. Not to mention you have to carry two equipment instead of one.
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The big problem with phone + BT GPS is that bluetooth is battery hog. You can keep one equipment constantly connected to car charger. But having two BT equipment running all the time during the journey is a pain. Not to mention you have to carry two equipment instead of one.
I have also used the E-90 which was not any better. I would advice you to use a friend's phone for a while & see if things have changed so much since.
The advantage with the BT receiver is that you can keep your phone wherever you want, not necessarily right under the blazing sun. Also, you can charge 2 gadgets at the same time by using the multi adaptor thingy.
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Where can I get the gps receiver??
I don't know any shop in Mumbai that sells these kinds of gadgets. Sure there are some shops. Just that I don't know of any specific.

One way would to to bid on ebay.in bid on item sold by some mumbai based trader and ask for "pay and pickup" in person. That ways you can visit the shop and physically inpect the item before paying.

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Bluetooth GPS with a smart phone is the ideal option instead of a GPS phone. From my experience with 2 GPS phones, E-90 & the N95, they take a long time to lock on to the satellites.
Not sure about this. GPS performance in cell is actually quite good for navigation and it benefits from AGPS. I am using N82. Cell phone based GPS also uses acceleration / tilt sensor and predicts approx location if car is in tunnel or sense turns.

Usually it takes about a minute to "cold-fix".

By the time you find POI in navigation menu, select proper route GPS would be active and you can start driving.

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I never knew this was possible, ie, switching AGPS on & off.
In A1600, there is an option in GPS setup that allows you to select between GPS and aGPS to connect. And another feature is that the phone remembers the last location (when you exited GPS). The next time when you launch GPS application, it loads the map for that location till it gets connected to the satellites.
As far as the fix times are concerned, if I am under open sky on a clear day, it is less than a minute in GPS mode. However if I am inside a building and have not connected for many days then it takes close to 2-3 minutes and that too only if I am next to a window.

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Team-BHP Classifieds - Bluetooth GPS reciever - Powered by PhotoPost Classifieds



There is one in classifieds. Don't think you can beat this price seller is in Mumbai.
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Its Chinese made !! and then no other details are give. I will call him up and will see if I can get some details and will find it out if its worth !! Thanks for the link
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Yaa its chinese, but at this price it is unbeatable.

If you keep it in dashboard, it will catch signals just fine.
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Yaa its chinese, but at this price it is unbeatable.

If you keep it in dashboard, it will catch signals just fine.
Had called up this person. He said there is no branding given on the pack. In specification he told me about start up time and all. It can connect to 51 satellites/channels something like that. May be I will meet this guy in person and will see it the device is working by connecting it to my mobile.
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It can connect to 51 satellites/channels
What , 51 satellites, not possible
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Check DealExtreme - they had a Holux BT GPS receiver for approx 55 $ and they ship free.

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DealExtreme: $46.92 Holux Car GPS Bluetooth Receiver (M-1000B)

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Hi,

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Had called up this person. He said there is no branding given on the pack.
Check this:

DealExtreme: $37.63 16-Channel Car GPS Bluetooth Receiver
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Check DealExtreme - they had a Holux BT GPS receiver for approx 55 $ and they ship free.

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DealExtreme: $46.92 Holux Car GPS Bluetooth Receiver (M-1000B)

I have the M-1000 paired to my Nokia E 61 & it works like a charm.
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