Dual SkyPro XGPS160
Universal Bluetooth® GPS receiver for portable devices
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Item #: 070XGPS160
Your price: $149.99 Earn up to 150 Rewards points
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 SkyPro's included non-slip pad lets you mount the receiver in your cockpit, car, or boat with confidence.
The compact SkyPro receiver communicates GPS information to your portable device using Bluetooth. It works with a large variety of portables, including:
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.
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.
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.
Works great...had a 150 that died...use in a high speed corporate jet with no issues do to heated windshields. Both pilots use with ipad air using various apps...Forefligt, Jeppview etec. Size is perfect...sits on side panel were ash trays use to be in old days...fits perect with a small piece of velcro.
Pros: size & speed...battery life
Cons: none so far
Worked like a charm. First time used was when I had a Medevac and flew to DC Children's Hospital inside the Freeze Zone Washingtn DC. Needless to say it is very very important to know where your at in restricted airspace!! Didn't have to have charts open and all over the place, folding and un folding. Was the easiest time identifying zones and routes. Using the Foreflt App with this GPS.
Pros: Ten times a second updates. Size is perfect.
Cons: Battery life. No problem, just turn it on when using.
Overview: The Dual XGPS160 SkyPro GPS Receiver provides highly accurate GPS data to compatible Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets. The XGPS160 is a small, portable receiver that is ideal for cars, airplanes, and boats. The unit works with hundreds of apps that requires location information; including apps for aviation, car and marine navigation, golfing, geocaching, hiking, and many others.
Highly Accurate GPS: The XGPS160 includes a high-sensitivity WAAS GPS receiver with a built-in antenna that provide fast location acquisition, and position updates up to 10 times per second. The unit works simultaneously with GPS and GLONASS (Russian) location systems. The location information is wirelessly transmitted via Bluetooth to your device.
SkyPro GPS Status Tool App: The SkyPro GPS Status Tool application, available free on the iTunes App Store, gives you detailed information from the XGPS160. The app displays accurate location data (latitude, longitude, altitude), a list of satellites being received including signal strength, Position Confidence (a rating of horizontal, vertical, and 3D positioning), and the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you are in motion, the app will indicate your speed and heading. It can also indicate the battery status (in percentage) of the XGPS160. The app requires IOS 5.1 or later, and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Note: You must download the app specific to the SkyPro XGPS160 in order to get full functionality from the app.
GPS Data Logging: The SkyPro has an automatic route recording feature that can be activated on the unit or the SkyPro GPS Status Tool app. The unit can record up to 20 hours of GPS position data. The app can download all of the routes the GPS has recorded, listing them by date and time the trip started. Routes can be viewed online using most any website that accepts route data in KML format, such as Google Earth.
Compatible Devices: The Dual XGPS160 is compatible with the following devices (as of December 2013):
Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity: The XGPS160 wirelessly sends GPS data to up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices simultaneously. It takes less than a minute to pair your device with the XGPS160, and the receiver will remember your device the next time you want to use it. The unit is compatible with Bluetooth Version 2.1+EDR. Bluetooth has an operating range of approximately 33 feet.
LED Indicators: The Dual XGPS160 features 8 LED indicators.
Built-in Rechargeable Battery: The Dual XGPS160 has a 1400mAh built-in rechargeable battery that lasts up to 10 hours of continuous use. The included 12-30V cigarette lighter/power adapter charges the receiver in approximately 3 hours. The XGPS160 can also be charged using the AC wall-charger that comes with your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, or simply plug it into a free USB (type-A) port on your computer.
Note: The included 12-30V DC adapter does provide enough power to charge and run the XGPS160 simultaneously. However computer USB ports and most USB wall chargers do not supply enough power to simultaneously charge and run the XGPS160.
Installation: The receiver fits into the supplied non-slip pad, and mounts securely on a car dashboard, aircraft glare-shield, or boat console. The sticky surface of the pad enables it to adhere to a flat window. If installing on a windshield, you will need to mount the receiver upside down in the pad with the center button facing through the hole in the bottom of the pad. In aircraft with heated windscreens, it is recommended to mount the unit on a side window. The non-slip pad is 4-3/4" x 4-1/8".
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I don't know if it is technically better than 2.5m spec, but I can say it does everything promised and meets my expectations. [ Jeffrey Feb 01, 2014 ]
Hi Paul. I'll get back to you when I take it up in the air next. If I remember correctly it is 5m... Again I'll confirm for you. Corey [ COREY Jan 31, 2014 ]