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Saturday, June 04, 2005

PDA GPS Types


By: The Editor

GPS can be connected to your mobile device in a number of ways.

This article is adapted from a post on the Dell Axim Group on Yahoo by Leo.

It explains the available types of GPS on the market with many links to informative GPS resources.

You can use a GPS with a handheld in four different ways of connection:

1- Any GPS With a cable connector

2- A CF GPS

3- A Bluetooth GPS

4- A GPS Sleeve for Specific Model of PDA

Now I´ll explain each type in more detail: (continued...)


CABLE CONNECTOR

Some companies make special cables to connect any GPS with almost any PDA using SERIAL port or USB port. A couple of them are:

http://www.supplynetwireless.com/

http://pc-mobile.net/



CF GPS

A few companies that make GPS with a CF connectors are:

http://www.pocketgps.co.uk/menu_gpshardware2.php

http://www.linkspoint.com/compact_flash.asp

http://www.garmin.com/products/cfQue/

http://www.pharosgps.com/



BLUETOOTH GPS

There are two ways to connect a GPS to a PDA using bluetooth.

The first one is using a Bluetooth Adapter for GPS. You can see one of these adapters at:

http://pc-mobile.net/bta.htm

The other way is to buy a GPS with Bluetooth included. There are many companies that manufacture equipment with this feature. Some of them are:

http://www.pocketgps.co.uk/menu_gpshardware3.php

http://www.garmin.com/products/gps10/

http://www.linkspoint.com/bluetooth_gps.asp

CoPilot Bluetooth GPS - http://www.alk.com/

http://www.pharosgps.com/products/bluetooth/PT200.htm

http://www.emtac.com/products/bluetooth/

http://www.tomtom.com/



SLEEVE GPS RECEIVERS

These types of GPS are specially designed for specific PDA models. You can see a couple here:

http://www.navmanusa.com/product.asp?pn=AA005215


CONCLUSION
As you can see there are a wide variety of GPS connection options. The one you decide to use will depend on your PDA hardware and your budget.


MORE
For a complete list of Pocket PC GPS receivers, check out this website.

http://www.gpspassion.com/en/hardware/gpslist.htm


Source: Axim Group Post


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