Support External Bluetooth GPS?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by daveleather, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. daveleather

    daveleather Well-Known Member
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    Hi

    Has anyone here tried using an external bluetooth GPS receiver with the SGS?

    I'd love a fix for the GPS issues to come along, but the phone is otherwise so brilliant that I'd be up for getting an external unit for using it when driving (or even for using with My Tracks etc.) if the thing never gets sorted.

    Any reason why one wouldn't work? I can see a few on Amazon for around
     

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  2. -Ollie-

    -Ollie- Well-Known Member
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    Not sure how the firmware would handle two GPS receivers at the same time (the one build in and an external one). Onecan disable the location service from the settings, but it might be conflicting with an external GPS receiver.
    I guess someone needs to give it a try to find out.
     
  3. Nodar

    Nodar New Member
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    Works well, at least with my Holux M-1000.
    Bluetooth GPS for Android
     
  4. mi04se1

    mi04se1 Well-Known Member
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    Funny thing is I was just thinking about this the other day until the gps magically started working.
     
  5. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member
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    About that app, it seems like it only works within the app itself, and not outside of it (e.g. in google map).
     
  6. carpboy

    carpboy Member
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  7. luismj

    luismj New Member
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    Hello to everyone.

    I need help to make my external bluetooth gps communicate with the installed software on motorola.
    I installed the software indicated by Nodar and communicates perfectly with the holux and show the satellites information. But how can i do to show the bluetooth gps external to any other GPS programs without turn on internal GPS?

    How to make external gps bluetooth provide information like the internal gps?

    Thanks all.
     
  8. KingsleyM

    KingsleyM Member
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    Bluetooth GPS Provider works well for me. It seems to trick the system by using the 'Allow mock locations' function in Applications: Development. It has worked with all the apps I have tried (Multimap, MyTracks, Navigation, Maverick, Maps). I have a RoyalTek receiver which I used with my Palm Tx which is much more sensitive than the Galaxy (not surprisingly). Bluetooth GPS Provider can be found at mobile-j.de :: start
     

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