Taking your portable device on the go is a no-brainer, but sometimes you might find the ability of your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to track your precise location a bit lackluster. And if you've got a Wi-Fi® only tablet or iPod touch®, you're pretty much out of luck. Dual's SkyPro XGPS160 universal GPS receiver augments your device's GPS tracking ability and speed without depending on spotty cell service or other limited technologies.
The compact SkyPro 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® and iPad mini® models
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.
One versatile receiver
You can use the SkyPro with apps for navigation, geocaching, aviation, golfing, and more. It can pair with up to five Bluetooth devices using the same platform (iOS or Android™) at the same time, so you can get your co-pilot and crew in on the fun. And if reception from normal GPS satellites ever becomes an issue temporarily, the SkyPro can receive signals from Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation system, which provides accurate location tracking around the world.
Dual offers its own free Bluetooth GPS Status Tool utility app for using the SkyPro — 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 app also lets you control the SkyPro's automatic route recording feature, which logs your journey details and lets you export them to other devices for review. The receiver includes a non-skid pad for use in the car, plane, train, or boat. 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.
Hit the road or water or runway or trail or...
The receiver locates your position anywhere around the world in under 30 seconds when properly placed, and updates position up to ten times 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 SkyPro. The Dual's battery lasts up to 10 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.