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Overview: The Dual XGPS150A is an add-on GPS receiver
which connects to various portable devices via Bluetooth. The XGPS150A searches
for GPS satellite signals to determine your location anywhere in the world (all
over the globe). It
then can transmit your location information to various kinds of devices with
Bluetooth connectivity and support for Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP).
The transmitted GPS signal can be used by many applications on your Bluetooth-enabled
device. Supported devices include:
- Apple iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th/5th gen), iPhone (3G/3GS/4/4S/5), iPad
(1/2/3/4) *ideal for WiFi only iPad and touch devices without GPS
- Android smartphones, tablets (requires helper app from Google Play)
- Blackberry smartphones
- Windows laptops or Mac OS X notebooks
- Plus other Bluetooth-enabled (SPP) devices
Note: There is a mode switch (next to the mini-USB connector) on
the XGPS150A which must be set based on what type of device you are
using (see page 5 of manual for settings).
Improved GPS Accuracy w/ Less Battery Drain: Even though your Apple
iOS, Android or Blackberry device may already have built-in GPS, the Dual
portable GPS receiver will give you improved GPS accuracy. Also, using the
add-on XGPS150A GPS receiver, dramatically reduces the battery drain on your
smartphone or tablet; that means more talking/texting for you and less time
being connected to a power outlet.
High-Sensitivity GPS Receiver: The Dual XGPS150A features a built-in
65-channel SkyTraq GPS chipset (WAAS/EGNOS enabled) which can access your location within +/- 2.5 meters in 25-29 seconds.
Bluetooth Technology: The XGPS150A features built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR)
with support for Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP). The XGPS150A transmits its
GPS signal to your compatible Bluetooth-enabled device wirelessly. Bluetooth
has a range of up to 33' (battery level drops can cause decrease in range and
Pairing: Pairing is the initial process of connecting your Bluetooth
device with the XGPS150A to allow them to communicate with one another. You will
need to go through this pairing process the first time you use the XGPS150A with
your Bluetooth-enabled device. Once the XGPS150A is paired your device, the two
devices will remember their connection with one another. When powered on, the
XGPS150A will automatically try to reconnect to the last device it was paired
with. Once the XGPS150A is paired with your Bluetooth-enabled device, you can
immediately begin using apps that utilize GPS information.
Compatible GPS Apps: The Dual XGPS150A portable GPS receiver
is compatible with most GPS apps for your Apple iOS, Android, or Blackberry
device; including Car Navigation, Marine Navigation, Hiking/Tracking,
Cycling/Running/Fitness, Aviation, Golfing, Geocaching, Social Networking,
Performance, and POI (points-of interest) apps. Click
here for a
sample list of compatible apps.
Dual GPS App (for Apple iOS): The free
Dual Bluetooth GPS Status Tool app for Apple iOS devices is a simple utility
application for the XGPS150A. This app shows detailed information from the GPS
receiver onto your Apple iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (running iOS 4.0 or later);
- The number of GPS satellites in view and their signal strength.
- Your current location, or an indication that the device is still waiting
for satellite information.
- Whether or not the GPS receiver is actively connected to the iPod
- The batter level of the GPS receiver.
- Whether or not the GPS receiver is charging.
Note: Installation of this app is optional. You do not have to
install this app in order to make the GPS receiver work with your iPad,
iPhone or iPod touch.
LED Indicators: The Dual XGPS150A features 3 LED indicators.
- Low Battery: This light will flash red when the batter level is
low and the device requires charging. During charging, the light will glow
red and it will change to green when charging is complete. This light is
normally off while the XGPS150A is running.
- Bluetooth Status: This blue light will indicates whether the
XPGS150A is searching for a device to connect to, negotiating a connection
with a device, or has successfully paired to a device. A slow flash
(approximately once per second) indicates the XGPS150A is available to
connect to another device. A quick flash (approximately 5x per second)
briefly happens when the XGPS150A is pairing with another device. A solid
glow indicates that the XGPS150A has successfully paired and is
communicating with another device.
- GPS Status: The GPS indicator will flash while the XGPS150A is
searching for satellite signals. The light will change to a steady green
when your location is successfully determined. When paired with an iPod
touch, iPhone, or iPad; the GPS status light will not illuminate until an
app is actively requesting GPS information.
Rechargeable Battery: The Dual XGPS150A features a built-in
rechargeable battery which can last up to 8.5 hours. The rechargeable battery
can be charged via the mini-USB connector and the supplied 62" mini-USB to USB
cable. Simply plug the included cable into the XGPS150A and a free USB port on
your computer, or plug the cable into the supplied 12V power adapter an insert
it into your vehicle's 12-volt power port. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to
fully charge the battery.
Non-Slip Mounting Pad: The XGPS150A includes a non-slip pad for use in
your vehicle. Place the XGPS150A in a location with a clear view of the sky,
such as the dashboard of your car.
Two-Piece Arm Band: A two-piece armband is also included for using the
XGPS150A during outside activities; such as jogging, hiking, or cycling.