|Item Weight||4.8 ounces|
|Package Dimensions||7.1 x 6.1 x 2.5 inches|
Holux GR-271 CompactFlash GPS Navigation Receiver
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- Holux GR-271 CompactFlash GPS Navigation Receiver General Features:
- Third generation SiRF III chipset for best performance and accuracy
- 20 parallel satellite-tracking channels for fast acquisition and reacquisition
- High speed signal acquisition using 1920 time/frequency search channels WAAS enabled
- Support NMEA0183 v2.2 data protocol
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This Holux GR-271 GPS navigation receiver CompactFlash card is the perfect global positioning system receiver for your Pocket PC or Notebook computer. This Holux GR-271 GPS navigation receiver comes with simple to use GPS viewing software (not GPS navigation software). Now you can turn your Pocket PC or Notebook computer into a true GPS navigation system and never worry about getting lost again!
Top customer reviews
Compared with bluetooth GPS units I've worked with this unit has some obvious advantages including no separate unit to charge, no loss of connection when either device powers down, and only one unit to keep track of. The antenna connector allows you to have some stand-off distance so you can still use a unit like this in a car without having the handheld sit on the dashboard.
When using this GPS with a handheld, keep in mind it takes up a whole CF slot so if you want to store maps or other data, make sure you have enough on board storage or another free card slot.
All in all, a great device for a great price.
Now i can carry just dell x51v and car charger, design simplified.
I also had bluetooth holux gps it works fantastic.
Good pcmcia gps.
Many ppl comment about documentation. As long as you know what you do, i dont feel the need for much documentation. It is nice to have better documentation.
Over all i am happy with purchase.
I have a Dell Axim x51. The GPS receiver program loaded onto the PDA through active sync with no problems. The problem was in getting the receiver to connect to the PDA. It plugs in and seats itself in the CF slot very nicely. However you have to select which port you want to connect to manually. I do not know which COM port the CF card is, but after resetting it with every different port, it still did not connect. The receiver was getting a signal because the external indicator light was indicating a signal, it just wouldn't communicate with the PDA.
There is little to no documentation that comes with the unit, and the company's website is lacking of any useful support. There are no instructions to speak of that come with it, just a 2-3 page (3" x 3") index card pamphlet.
I would return it, but I still want to tinker with it a bit more. If I had to choose again, it wouldn't be this unit, let alone anything from this company.
Everything went OK with Mapopolis but I wanted something a bit better. I found iGuidnce 2009 and installed that on an 8 Gig SD card, (it fit OK on my 2 gig card but I wanted my other software available too) now that is some neat software, and pairing this receiver, my Axim and iGuidance up I would put the unit up against the best out there and beat most of them hands down. The maps that came with iGuidance were complete, points of intrest were current and the voice was much more human then that furnished with Mapopolis. iGuidance also has a walking mode, and since the wife and I both enjoy walking for our health, I now carry the unit with me on our walks. It shows our speed, in MPH, distance travled, average speed overall, time of the walk and displays a neat map of the town as we walk along the tree shaded streets.
The only problem I can see with the unit is the total lack of a manual, the little data sheet that comes in the box is OK if you know something about your PDA or laptop if you are using it in one of those but if you are the typical computer user, you may have to find a 12 year old kid, or computer geek to help set things up. I don't know why these folk don't hire someone who had a first language of English to write for us here in the US and someone who understands users to write up a little step by step manual to get things started.
I am a computer hobyist so it was no problem at all for me but I could see where it could drive the uninitiated a bit nuts should things go awary in the initial setup.