[maemo-users] bluetooth GPS receiver

From: Acadia Secure Networks acadiasecurenets at aol.com
Date: Sat Apr 28 03:48:52 EEST 2007

given the price of that product, why is the Nokia GPS so much more 
expensive? Is it simply the Brand name or is there some material 
difference in GPS resolution/flexibility/performance, etc?

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks


Brad Midgley wrote:
> fwiw...
> If you are buying a new gps now, you can get built-in logging with no 
> real impact on the price. And it looks like wintec fixed the signal 
> quality problem in their data logger:
> http://www.semsons.com/wiwbmu3gpsre2.html
> I have the wbt100 model and I like it because it can store a log that 
> can be extracted later using gpsbabel. Tracks can be retrieved over 
> bluetooth which should be a no-brainer (some other manufacturers still 
> haven't figured that out and require usb for xfers).
> My only complaint with the wbt100 was the gps receiver was only about 
> as good as the older sirf ii models. The update in the wbt201 should 
> bring it up almost in parity with sirf iii devices.
> The gps is *tiny*. I put it in one pocket when I went snowboarding and 
> it was pretty simple to import into google earth and play back my day 
> on the slopes. Good fun.
> brad
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