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  1.    #1  
    OK, I'm going to sound like a salesman (but I'm not), so here goes. I ordered a Deluo Bluetooth Lite GPS ($109.90 plus a little bit for postage) and it came in the mail today. The thing is about the size of a kid's Matchbox car only a little bit thicker--a little less thick than the size of a quarter.

    It comes with 3 "AAA" NiMH batteries, a car charger and an AC charger. Not being one to wait patiently for an 8-hour charge, I put 3 AAA alkaline batteries in it and took it outside. Here's the procedure I went through:

    1) Turned the GPS receiver on.

    2) Went into "Bluetooth" on the Treo 650, then "Setup Devices" and picked "Trusted Devices" (since the thing isn't a Hands-free or a HotSync).

    3) I clicked "Add Device". A few seconds later, the device showed up as expected as "Polstar". I entered the super-secret key (0000), and paired the device.

    4) I bought Handmap and the GPS plugin, so I launched Handmap and went through the GPS setup procedure picking a "Bluetooth" device and following the bouncing ball to select the Polstar GPS I'd just installed.

    A few brief moments later, the thing was online, receiving GPS data and tracking my position.

    So all in all, it was the best $109.90 I've spent on my Treo 650 so far! One thing... I wish they'd quit making cool little gizmos for cool little gizmos. My wife's beginning to question the credit card statements again

    Links:

    Deluo GPS Lite: http://www.deluoelectronics.com/cust...&cat=13&page=1

    Handmap: http://www.handmap.net
  2. #2  
    Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.
    I have some questions for you:
    (1) How detailed are the county maps?
    (2) Does it provide voice-guided directions? If so, how are they?
    (3) Do you have the option of putting the maps on the SD card?

    Thanks again.
  3. #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by belerek
    Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.
    I have some questions for you:
    (1) How detailed are the county maps?
    (2) Does it provide voice-guided directions? If so, how are they?
    (3) Do you have the option of putting the maps on the SD card?

    Thanks again.
    #3 read the faq at www.handmap.net/Palm/faq.htm

    about half way thru.

    And it says yes you can put them on the sd card
  4. #4  
    HI,

    During the GPS use, if the phone rings, will Treo 600 disconnect the BT GPS ? PLease let me know.

    Thanks
  5.    #5  
    Well, I spoke too soon on Handmap. No, the 650 won't disconnect Bluetooth--which is a big problem. Basically if you answer the phone, you lock up BT and have to reboot the Treo to get it back.

    But that's not the worst. After about 3-5 minutes of tracking, Handmap wigs out and reboots your Treo for you. Today, after it crashed, the Treo went into a reset loop that I couldn't break out of. I had to do a cold reset and restore the device.

    I also use DeLorme Street Atlas USA. It hangs up BT if you answer the phone, but seems to be quite a bit more stable than Handmap.
  6. #6  
    I say get the TomTom Bluetooth GPS for Palm T3.

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