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External GPS antenna for Smart phone (HTC desire)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mike777, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Mike777

    Mike777 Well-Known Member
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    Hi all
    As you might guess from previous posts I suffer from a poor and intermittent GPS on my phone and wonder if you can but external GPS antenna
     

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  2. togger161

    togger161 Well-Known Member
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    You can try a Bluetooth receiver and pair the phone with that. You also need apps that support Bluetooth GPS. I believe battery life MAY be a little better this way, but you will have to get a receiver that powers from batteries if you are going walking/jogging/cycling etc, rather than one that powers up from a car cigarette lighter socket. Sorry, can't recommend any models as I have never tried this, try google and see what it throws up..

    My wife is out at the moment with my old HTC Desire, but from memory it doesn't have an input specifically for a GPS receiver/antenna.

    Unrevoked and the google fix is a lot cheaper (free) ;)
     
  3. Harry2

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