If you enjoy using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop on the go, you're probably into cool GPS-enabled apps, like navigation, geocaching, aviation, golfing, and more. Or perhaps you just like using your device to find a bite to eat nearby or to let your friends on social media know where you are. But sometimes your device's GPS capabilities leave a lot to be desired — especially if you've got a Wi-Fi® only tablet or iPod touch®, where they're nonexistent — and that's where Dual's XGPS150A universal GPS receiver can really save the day.
The compact XGPS150A receiver communicates GPS information to your portable device using Bluetooth. It works with a large variety of portables, including all iOS devices with Bluetooth: iPhone® 3G and newer; all iPad® models; and iPod touches 2nd generation and newer; plus many other smartphones and tablets. It features a built-in rechargeable battery to stay energized. Once you've done an initial setup with your device, this little Dual receiver pairs up automatically so you can get going without any annoying delays.
Get your app on
Dual offers its own free Bluetooth GPS utility app for using the XGPS150A — download the app to your device and you'll be able to check the receiver's status, including the number of satellites the receiver is picking up, the signal strength of each satellite, battery level, and device connection confirmation. The receiver includes a non-skid pad for use in the car, plane, train, or boat, plus an adjustable two-piece strap for your bag that doubles as an armband so you can take the receiver with you on the go. Maximum range is 33 feet, giving you plenty of flexibility for placement.
Once you're up and running, you can use hundreds of compatible GPS- and location-based apps on your device with confidence, as the Dual receiver dramatically improves GPS accuracy. If you're using a Wi-Fi-only tablet or laptop, this receiver supplies GPS info so you can use navigation apps in your car without having to use 3G or 4G signals. You'll find new and exciting uses for your apps, including those mentioned above as well as marine, running, hiking, cycling, and more. A list of fully tested compatible apps can be found at Dual's website.
Ready to roam
The receiver locates your position anywhere around the world in under 30 seconds when properly placed, and updates position at least once per second. Since you're not using your device's built-in GPS receiver, you'll extend battery life on your device when it's connected to the XGPS150A. The Dual's battery lasts up to 8.5 hours on a full charge, and you can conveniently power up with the included USB cable or 12-volt adapter. The receiver's also built to withstand splashing, extreme temperatures, rapid speeds, and high altitudes.