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Should I purchase a Bluetooth (wireless) GPS device or CF (Compact Flash) GPS device for my PDA?
All PDAs will accept one Bluetooth device and CF device. Bluetooth means no cables/wires between devices - wireless. Downside of Bluetooth - one more item to worry about running out of power - you decide. Compact Flash GPS inserts directly into you PDAs' CF slot (using the PDAs' power). [NOTE: If you are purchasing an XM Bluetooth Weather Kit with your PDA then purchase a CF GPS device.]

Should I purchase a Bluetooth (wireless) GPS device, USB serial GPS, or CF GPS device for my
Tablet, Laptop or PC?

Most Desktop PCs only have a USB port. Most Tablets are Bluetooth enabled and have a USB port and CF slot or PC Card Slot. Most Laptops have a USB port and PC Card Slot. Check your PCs specifications. [NOTE: You can get any PC to accept a Bluetooth device by inserting a Bluetooth Dongle into the USB slot.]

SiRFstarIII™ GPS chipset is High Performance and High Sensitivity.

  GPS Devices

GlobalSat GPS BT-338  (Bluetooth)

GlobalSat Bluetooth (wireless) BT-338 SiRFstarIII™ GPS Receiver transmits information to any bluetooth enabled device without using a cable. BT-338 includes battery for 15 hours of operating time, AC (home) charger and DC (car) charger. Baud Speed is 38400. (This can be used with all PDAs, any Tablet and any Laptop that is Bluetooth enabled.)   More Info . . .

i.Trek M6 GPS  (Bluetooth)

i.Trek M6 Bluetooth (wireless) SiRFstarIII GPS Receiver transmits information to any bluetooth enabled device without using a cable. i.Trek M6 includes battery for 10 hours of operating time, Smart Auto Off (This feature will automatically turn off the unit after 30 minutes when there is no Bluetooth activity), DC (car) charger, USB (computer) charging cable. (This can be used with all PDAs, any Tablet and any Laptop that is Bluetooth enabled.)   More Info . . .

i.Trek M5+ GPS  (Bluetooth)

i.Trek M5+ Bluetooth (wireless) GPS Receiver with MTK chipset transmits information to any bluetooth enabled device without using a cable. i.Trek M5+ includes patented Smart Power Save and Auto On/Off technology offers 28 ~ 30 hours battery life on single charge, AC (home) charger, DC (car) charger. (This can be used with all PDAs, any Tablet and any Laptop that is Bluetooth enabled.)   More Info . . .

GlobalSat GPS BC-337  (Compact Flash)

GlobalSat BC-337 (Compact Flash) SiRFstarIII™ GPS Receiver inserts into the Compact Flash (CF) or PC Card slot. BC-337 includes CF GPS Receiver (built-in antenna), PCMCIA Adapter (this adapter allows a CF to fit in a PC card slot), extra external antenna, manual on CD. (This can be used with all PDAs, any Tablet, Laptop, or PC that has Compact Flash or PC Card slot.)   More Info . . .

Holux GR-271 GPS  (Compact Flash)

Holux GR-271 (Compact Flash) SiRFstarIII™ GPS Receiver inserts into the Compact Flash (CF) slot. Holux GR-271 includes CF GPS Receiver (built-in antenna) and manual on CD. (This can be used with all PDAs, any Tablet that has Compact Flash slot.)   More Info . . .

GlobalSat BU-353 GPS Receiver  (USB)

GlobalSat BU-353 SiRFstarIII™ GPS 'serial' Receiver is connected to the USB port. (This can be used with all Tablets, Laptops, and PCs.) GPS Receiver (built-in antenna) is waterproof and magnetic (for mounting) with a non-slip bottom, 5 feet long cable with USB connector. [NOTE: This USB GPS device is programmed to appear as a serial device - requirement for APIC.]   More Info . . .
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