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  1. carpboy

    carpboy Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can anyone recommend a bluetooth GPS that would work w/ my ATT Galaxy? I bought a Leadtek 9553 and the phone doesn't even see it. Notebook and HTC tilt do. Thanks for any tips.
     

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    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    It strikes me as odd that your phone won't see it. I trust you've checked all necessary settings? I've yet to try a BT GPS on my Vibrant, but I know when I had my BlackBerry people would swear by the Freedom 2000 keychain GPS.

    Amazon.com: Proporta Freedom Keychain GPS 2000 Receiver: Electronics
     
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    carpboy Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, as best I can tell. There isn't anything to check except to 'scan'. The blue status lights blinks rhythmically when nothing is going on. When I try to connect with the Galaxy it blinks all disturbed but nothing happens. My guess it is waiting for the '0000' code but I don't know how to get that in to it. Thanks.
     
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    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    If I have a chance later today I'll try connecting to a DeLorme BT GPS I've got lying around and see if I come up with anything.
     
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    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    I was able to pair a DeLorme BT-20 Bluetooth GPS receiver to my Vibrant (the prompt for the device password appeared right away), but it refused to actually connect to it.

    I did some brief looking around, and I wonder if Android cannot deal with this without some assistance? I found these apps:

    Bluetooth GPS - Android app on AppBrain

    Bluetooth GPS Mouse - free - Android app on AppBrain

    I was able to connect to the BT GPS with the latter, though didn't test it much. I'll give it more of a trial run on the way to work tomorrow.
     
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    carpboy Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I have those but the problem is that they have to have a device already paired to even begin to do anything. I can't this receiver to even show up. The others pair to it but cannot connect (notebook and HTC Tilt). But at least they see it. The unit is acting like the Galaxy is querying it - the flashing light gets all irregular. I am at this moment reduced to (due to the utter non-working GPS of the galaxy) to tethering the Tilt to the Galaxy for data and using the Tilt as my GPS device. I so want to use the beautiful galaxy display but I can't for the life of me get the GPS data from the Tilt into the Galaxy. I can from Tilt to notebook using GPS2blue, but I can't get anything into the Android. The tilt was to be the wife's but with the ATT email I just got about them automatically putting data on her bill when they saw the phone has me pissed and that phone is never going to be on their network again unless it's my sim in it. I tried using the TCP part of GPS2blue but I can't seem to find an acceptable conduit to get it into the phone.
     

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