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
per second. The unit works simultaneously with GPS and GLONASS (Russian)
location systems. The location information is wirelessly transmitted via
Bluetooth to your device.
- Accuracy: +/-2.5m (CEP)
- Maximum Speed: 1,000 kts / 1150 mph
- Maximum Altitude: 20,000 m / 65,600 ft
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):
- Apple iOS: iPad (generations 1-4, mini), iPod touch
(generations 2-5), iPhone (all models)
- Bluetooth-enabled Smartphones and Tablets: many
Android, Blackberry, or Windows devices
- Laptops: running OS X or Windows
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.
- Low Battery: This light will flash red when the battery
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 XGPS160 is running.
- Bluetooth Status: There are 5 blue lights, one for each
possible device that the unit will pair with. When the light flashes, the
XGPS160 is searching for a device to connect to. A solid
blue glow indicates the XGPS160 has successfully paired with a
- GPS Status: The GPS indicator will flash green while
the XGPS160 is searching for satellite signals. The light will change to a
steady green when your location is successfully determined.
- Log: When the unit is actively recording your position
into a downloadable log, the LOG light will glow orange.
Built-in Rechargeable Battery: The Dual XGPS160 has a
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
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".