View Poll Results: BlueTooth GPS devices - which work well with T650?

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  • PalmOne BT GPS

    3 14.29%
  • TomTom

    16 76.19%
  • Belkin

    0 0%
  • Pharos

    1 4.76%
  • IOGear

    0 0%
  • AmbiCom

    0 0%
  • ALK Copilot

    0 0%
  • Socket

    1 4.76%
  • Anycom

    0 0%
  • NavMan

    0 0%
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  1.    #1  
    There are a lot of BT GPS devices out there. Which work well with Treo650? Please post your experiences and features to consider.
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    DeLorme BlueLogger works fine...it get's confused on some close roads though. Don't bother with their handheld software though, it is as thoroughly bad as their desktop software is good.
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    I've read that using GPS PDAs for hiking is generally not a good idea. Anyone try hiking with Treo/BT GPS device?
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    I use the GlobalSat BT-338. I think it works great with my Treo 650.
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    Yeah. You left out GlobalSat BT-338. That's what I have and I love it!
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    I use the Globalstat BT -338 GPS unit with my Treo 650. It works great with Mapopolis and intelligolf. Because the static navigation filter has been shutoff on the BT-338, It's ideal for walking and hiking. Many GPS units have that filter active and, as a result, generate erroneous data when operating at slow speeds.i.e. walking, but are fine in automobile traveling above 10-20 mph. GPSPASSION has extensive information, reports and a discussion forum on GPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oxoxtro600
    It works great with Mapopolis and intelligolf.
    How is that Intelligolf application anyway? Do you use it/like it?
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    I recently bought TomTom with the GlobalSat BT-338 and I love it!! I am in a small Canadian city 1.1 million and it seemed to work fine here...this past week I took it to California where I had never been before and used it on various occasions and it worked flawlessly...navigating from Solana Beach to L.A is straight forward taking the one highway but I had to make it downtown!! Having no clue and with my boss who is from California we were able to easily get to 5th Street west in L.A with no problems at all, when we made it there I pulled up POI's for parking and found a parking garage within seconds..truly impressive and I highly recommend the combo.

    It was very intimidating watching the GPS screen and seeing multiple exits with 6 lanes of traffic whizzing by...nothing like my city with a exit here and there but the TomTom kit performed perfect...L.A traffic was somewhat crazy and not at all what I am used too, guess I knew that before visiting but TomTom made it seem easy to get to my destination.
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    Holux GR-231 works great, not on the list to choose.
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    Holux GR-231 works great for me too. Got it on ebay for less than $90. I'll try it with TomTom software. Has anyone use both TomTom and Mapopolis? I'd like to know the differences. I know Mapopolis has problem with routing from one state to another or even within a few counties. It creates a temporary and ran out of memory before coming up with the result. I'll then have to delete the temp file which took all of my available space (10MB).
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    I have the Intelligolf and love it. Walked my course to map it, took about 2 hours. Gives very accurate distances, I have compared it to the provide laser range finder. Allows me to always know the distance to hazards and front, back, and center of the green. Now all I need is a swing.
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    jkoons,
    I have been using intelligolf for several years. I upgraded to the Eagle addition a month ago. My first BT GPS unit, Itrek, worked great in the car but gave me erroneous data while surveying the golf course. See my comments in my earlier reply. Since using the Globalstat BT -338, my GPS data is more accurate. You will need to survey the golf courses that you play as the on-line database is limited for GPS golf courses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noreault
    I have the Intelligolf and love it. Walked my course to map it, took about 2 hours. Gives very accurate distances, I have compared it to the provide laser range finder. Allows me to always know the distance to hazards and front, back, and center of the green. Now all I need is a swing.
    Thank you for the info, I am going to try the program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oxoxtro600
    jkoons,
    I have been using intelligolf for several years. I upgraded to the Eagle addition a month ago. My first BT GPS unit, Itrek, worked great in the car but gave me erroneous data while surveying the golf course. See my comments in my earlier reply. Since using the Globalstat BT -338, my GPS data is more accurate. You will need to survey the golf courses that you play as the on-line database is limited for GPS golf courses.
    I have seen that a few people have reported the same accuracy with the BT-338. I have also heard that this GPS unit is good for Geochahing and 'offroad' use as well. I plan to give IntelliGolf a try.
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    So is the BT-338 "better" than TomTom hardware for hiking/walking/geocaching? How so? I also plan to use it when riding me horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xenophonite
    So is the BT-338 "better" than TomTom hardware for hiking/walking/geocaching? How so? I also plan to use it when riding me horse.
    I've heard that this is true. I have colleagues that have used the TomTom hardware and switched to the BT-338. They have all said that the BT-338 performs better for ‘off-road’ use. I have not yet tried to use it for Geochahing, but I plan on doing that once I find a suitable software solution.
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    OK, I'm convinced. The BT-338 has a newer generation SIRF 3 chipset than TomTom 2004 with longer battery life (15 hours) and 20 channels. I've cancelled my order for TomTom and plan to get the BT-338.

    Found this vendor for $180. Any others to check out?
    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/semsons-...tgpsrebts.html
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  18.    #18  
    Nice review on BT-338. Also has signal comparisons to TomTom and DeLorme .

    http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/bt338.php
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    BTW, can you use a BT GPS device with more than one PDA? I have a Treo 650 and PocketPC and Zodiac, all with Bluetooth. When hiking/riding, would be nice for several of us to share one BT-338 device and view on our own, each with a BT PDA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xenophonite
    BTW, can you use a BT GPS device with more than one PDA? I have a Treo 650 and PocketPC and Zodiac, all with Bluetooth. When hiking/riding, would be nice for several of us to share one BT-338 device and view on our own, each with a BT PDA.
    That's a very good question. I am not sure if that would work or not, but it would be useful in some situations. Have you had a look at the GPS Passion website? They have a lot of information about GPS.
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