ARCHOS: External Bluetooth GPS receivers are now supported

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  1. babynomad

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    Can anyone advise what I need. Not sure what an external bluetooth gps receiver is - any recommendations??
    It will be for the archos 70.
     
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    Hi Babynomad

    Here's a slightly out of date explanation (just substitute tablet for PDA)
    Hit the road with a Bluetooth GPS receiver - CNET reviews

    So basically by adding a Bluetooth GPS and a mapping program you can create an in car navigation system and here's a Bluetooth GPS you can buy in Aus (probably a bit expensive I paid $35 for mine on ebay from memory)
    Haicom HI-408BT Bluetooth GPS 32Ch

    I notice you are from Australia too. Is your Archos on its way yet?
     
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    Yes - It left Canada by Express Post International. Tracking shows it as sitting at Burlington.
    2010/12/11 09:12 BURLINGTON Order information received by Canada Post
    It doesn't seemed to have moved..

    But at least I will have it by Xmas..... (fingers crossed)
     
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    I have a Palm bluetooth GPS receiver that I used with my Palm Tx. I paired it with my A70 successfully. The A70 sees it as a GPS device! But I don't know how to use it with the A70. Where do I get software and map for me to use Navigation on the A70?

     
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    If your tracking shows "Order information received by Canada Post" as mine does that means its scheduled for pickup. Scott tells me that will be Thursday ie today
     
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    RC211e -
    "If your tracking shows "Order information received by Canada Post" as mine does that means its scheduled for pickup. Scott tells me that will be Thursday ie today"

    What!!!! Are you saying that it hasn't even left Canada yet?? I was hoping it would be here in the next day or so????
     
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    Here is my email trail
     
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    I haven't got my Archos yet but when I do I will be investigating using OziExplorer maps for 4x4 tracks. I have a lot of scanned paper maps that get accurately postioned by the GPS software for offroad driving. Currently I think the best Andriod application for this is
    Androzic (its on the Market)
    To read more about Ozi maps go here
    Official OziExplorer Web Site - GPS Mapping Software for Tracking and Navigation. Supports Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance and GPS
    Ozi will be on Andriod soon

    For regular navigatiion I would look for something like TomTom. Google is not much good because it won't preload maps.

    Is that any help?
    I will be able to tell you more when I actually have a device
     
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    Thanks everyone. all helpfull
    RC211e Yes, very helpfull.
     
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    So for those interested in OziExplorer and Archos yesterday I installed Androzic and a bunch of Ozi maps and configured my external GPS and bingo I had an incar navigation sytem for remote areas. Only trick to remember is Androzic only supports OZFx3 format Ozi maps.
     
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    Picture of Archos running as in car mapping system
    $IMG_0022.jpg
     
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    Here are some external bluetooth GPS recievers that are supported by the Archos.
    LN23jL1E9t8,
    Hama bluetooth gps receiver,
    iBlutooth gps receiver,
    Jentro BT-gps-8,
    Globalsat BT-359,
    BTGP-38KM/65C.
     

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