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  1. JazJon's Avatar
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    What are some of the top Bluetooth GPS hardware devices out there for the 750? I will most likely be using TomTom v6.

    What does everyone use or like out there for a GPS receiver?

    In order of importance to me...........

    -Size (smaller the better)

    -Battery Life (more then 8 or 10 hours)

    -Cost (under $300? under $200?)

    -Convenience (split charger cable to share one DC source)

    Also, it's too bad they didnt activate the AGPS the chip is capable of in the 750. (from what I read)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=295473

    I found a few via ebay/google searches, but it's hard to pick the right one. I had an IPAQ 6900 befoer this so I was used to having GPS built in before I upgraded to the Treo 750. UMS/HSDPA is more important to me though.

    AnywaY....... Suggestions?
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    Well Jaz i use my gps everyday that i work...and i love it...i use the poor mans gps...Google maps with a bluetooth receiver...the bt is the one from cingular and its only about $100 and the batt life is really good and you can charge it while your using it...the only thing is that it does not speak to you...
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    Wow, $99 sounds like a good deal. It's $89 when I search other sites too.

    http://www.cingular.com/cell-phone-s...questid=112865

    Is the battery life at least 8 hours? (search says 11 hours, nice)

    Does it lock on pretty quick? (SiRFStarIII is good)

    I think that's a good deal !
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    Quote Originally Posted by JazJon View Post
    Wow, $99 sounds like a good deal. It's $89 when I search other sites too.

    http://www.cingular.com/cell-phone-s...questid=112865

    Is the battery life at least 8 hours? (search says 11 hours, nice)

    Does it lock on pretty quick? (SiRFStarIII is good)

    I think that's a good deal !
    I use this as well but bought my whole Tom Tom 6 with the same receiver at buygpsnow.com...best prices I have seen on GPS bundles. Works fantastic on my 750.
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    yeah it does lock on really fast..there is also a auto shut off when bt is out of range...i also used the bt with googlemaps on my recent trip to vegas and it was awesome...better then my friend who had the cingular telenav...which btw you have to pay monthly for telenav...telenav sometimes gave us directions turning down a one way lane...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JazJon View Post
    Wow, $99 sounds like a good deal. It's $89 when I search other sites too.

    http://www.cingular.com/cell-phone-s...questid=112865

    Is the battery life at least 8 hours? (search says 11 hours, nice)

    Does it lock on pretty quick? (SiRFStarIII is good)

    I think that's a good deal !
    The BT-338 has a longer life (15hrs instead of 11h), but it isn't as slim as the $359.

    Cold startup for the 338 takes about 30 seconds if you're not moving, upwards of a minute if you're driving. Using the GPS 2-3 times a day, the battery lasts me about a week. They include an A/C and 12v charger, so its not an issue if you're in the car.

    Here's a good site with a lot of GPS hardware choices.

    http://www.semsons.com/gpshardware.html
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    I use a Holux 236 GPS purchased via eBay. It works fine with Google Maps, Live Search, and another application that I use called Run Gps. $65 on Ebay.
    Treo 750 with:
    Wisbar Advance
    SBSH PocketWeather
    Resco Pocket Explorer
    Pocket Informant
    HSDPA Hack
    Logbook Pro APDL

    Owned lots of others including Original Palm, IBM Palm, Handspring, Treo 650... on an on...
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    I ordered a new/sealed Cingular branded GlobalSat BT-359 (cheap on ebay)

    Question, can we share the Auto Power with the GPS and Treo? (a Y cable)

    I had a Y cable that worked with my old iPAQ and HP BT GPS a few years ago.

    Does someone make a power cord that will fit both? (Y + tips etc?) I'd rather not have two auto power cords and two AC adapters when I go on vacation etc.

    Also, is this video the best way to set it up?
    http://www.wmexperts.com/featured/ho...p_bluetoo.html
    Last edited by JazJon; 04/25/2007 at 12:43 AM.
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    I've got the same setup as you do bt-359 and tomtom 6 and have noticed some problems with TomTom finding my gps receiver when I have set it up the way they do on the wmexperts video. What I had to do was set it up with "NONE" for both hardware and program com ports this is the only way that I can get tomtom to consistently find my reciever. Now the only problem with this is if I want to use google maps or microsoft live search at the same time as tomtom I have to go into the gps settings after I have already connected to tomtom and change the hardware and program ports like they explain in the video. Its weird but thats the only way I can get them to work togeather consistently. If anyone else has found a better work around let me know
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    Quote Originally Posted by JazJon View Post
    I had a Y cable that worked with my old iPAQ and HP BT GPS a few years ago. Does someone make a power cord that will fit both? (Y + tips etc?) I'd rather not have two auto power cords and two AC adapters when I go on vacation etc. [/url]
    I found a nice split USB car charger.
    http://www.mobiledriven.com/duusbcarchad.html

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