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  • USB 2.0 interface
  • SiRF Star III highly sensitive GPS chipset
  • Use with compatible mapping software (not supplied) to turn your netbook or laptop in to a navigation device!

Product overview

• USB 2.0 interface• SiRF Star III highly sensitive GPS chipset• Use with compatible mapping software (not supplied) to turn your netbook or laptop in to a navigation device!• Compatible with Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003 and Windows® 7• Also compatible with Macintosh OS 8/9, 10, Linux RedHat 7.3/8/9• Supplied complete with CD containing drivers

Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a neat, lightweight item that appears to be a quality build and does the job perfectly well.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This dongle works perfectly with the 'You Are Here GPS' app available from the Google Play store. If your tablet or phone does not have built-in GPS, you can use this dongle and the app.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very neat and effective. It even picks up a signal indoors much of the time. Good value.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Installation of the dongle was not as straight forward as it first seemed. Fortunately the disc had the user's guide with Globalsat's internet address and I downloaded the installation softwear. The disc appeared to be corrupted in some way. Once installed the dongle worked as described.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The item was promptly delivered, I installed the drivers and software without problem, unfortunately the dongle was faulty and even outdoors would not detect enough satellites to operate correctly. A quick trip to the local store provided a replacement which works perfectly as long as the dongle is near a window, the supplied software giving a fairly accurate indication of position.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well on both windows7, 32 & 64 bit. Drivers installed without any problems, the additional software that came with the GPS Dongle was good and worked well, but at the same it was also kind of pointless because you had to be near to a WiFi hot spot to display your location on a Map, not much use if you are in the middle of nowhere, but do not be put off buying this product has I am currently using RAC route finder 2007 with GPS and this detects this type of dongle and displays your GPS position without the need for a WiFi connection, overall a very good product at an affordable price, when you consider the cost of a portable GPS device, and taking into account that most of us take our laptops were ever we go these days. for this reason I am giving it five stars.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems to work well. The enclosed test program is reasonably useful, particularly when within wifi range and able to display a map.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Have used successfully on a Raspberry Pi B running Wheezy Debian distro. Set up and providing location etc within a few minutes. Works indoors with surprising accuracy (within 20 metres) too.
Date published: 2014-11-18
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Update rate: 1 Hz
Protocols supported: NMEA 0183 v3, GPGGA, GPGSA,
Baud rate: 4800 bps
Power source: DC 5.0V, USB bus power
Power consumption: <55mA
GPS antenna type: Built-in ceramic patch antenna
GPS status LEDs: Blinking - GPS position fixed
Solid light - GPS position is not fixed

Does this work with the Maisi Dashcam

Asked by: Ronedsmith
Unfortunately we no longer stock this item as it has been discontinued from our range
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-06-20

is this dongle compatible with, google android lollypop system which has pre loaded google maps in my Tablet or can you suggest an other GPS device possible Bluetooth

Asked by: Kend
Dongle is discontinued and was for use on PC only not tablet.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-07-06

Will this GPS dongle work with a MAISI dash cam

Asked by: postman1
No this item would not be compatible with a MAISI dash cam.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-04-28

Will this work on a laptop with windows10? I want to use it on a sea navigation package Navionics.

Asked by: Janie
The only tested/supported OS are listed below Compatible with Windows&reg; 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003 and Windows&reg; 7
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-08

can you ship these to the USA?

Asked by: Alan
No sorry we only ship to the UK
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-12-17

According to the device description it is compatible with &quot; Linux RedHat 7.3/8/9&quot;. What is the requirement to the LInux distribution to be compatible. Can you please specify Kernel version, USB driver and possible further linux components. Thanks.

Asked by: JonnyAroundtheWorld
I am afraid we cannot answer this, what we can advise is that there are RedHat drivers on the disc in TAR.gz format.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-12-09

what is the denoted accuracy of the device

Asked by: nickb
This would depend on the software used as well as the unit, but this would be accurate to around 25m.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-11-10

can it be used offline with pre loaded maps?

Asked by: Rick
I am sorry but the item in question does not support use in your intended application.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-09-07
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