This is not necessarily an issue as it is almost impossible to go wrong with this setup. On a couple of times it locked up and the PDA required a reboot to recover. There was plenty of cable for me to install it anywhere I wanted in the front of the car. It is actually a small rectangular lump of plastic measuring 2. Warm Start 38 sec. Having used it for the last 8 weeks or so in thorough test environments the unit did not fail.
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When going through the Alps there are literally hundreds of tunnels, but it is not just the alps it is in the towns as well. Well at least partially. Luxemburg, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. All in all I am very happy with the GPS and will continue to use it on a daily basis. We did about 2, miles over 15 days towing a caravan through France, Belgium. If you want a GPS mouse which is reliable and robust then you cannot go far wrong with this model. Having said globalzat the Tunnel was over 12 miles and the valley we were in was somewhat deep at that point.
There was plenty of cable for me to install it anywhere I wanted in the front of the car.
Once again the GPS re-fixed after a couple of seconds. Warm starts are pretty fast as well. I drafted my old friend Herbie the Hedgehog in to solve that problem.
The cable I have tucked in the gaps between the dash and the trim, then feeding behind the moldings in the front footwell, and re-appearing through my ashtray opening for the power connector, and above the Stereo trim for the data connector. Cold Start 48 sec. What do you get?
GlobalSat BRUSB8 USB Data Cable (Windows 8 compatible)
OK so those of you who know me know that I am a die hard outdoors guy albeit with a large paunch and my GPS emphasis has always been towards mobility, compactness and battery life.
An excellent test of all the equipment. This allows GlobalSat to support additional devices through different cable sets rather than having a complete model for each PDA. I have never lost a fix driving down leafy lanes, so essentially that is all that counts. The only slight downside was the receiver’s sensitivity, but this was never an issue in use.
While all this is going on the GPS is getting a Fix, so that by the time you have started your navigation program the GPS is fixed and all ready to go.
I get excellent reception from that location. What appeals to me about this setup is that you just get in the car, start the engine, then put the PDA in it’s cradle. Where can I get one from?
GlobalSat BR-355 GPS Receiver
The GlobalSat BR in use. Its retail price is slightly more expensive than comparable products, but the street price I would expect to be similar. That aside the BT sprung back to life as soon as we exited the tunnel. After starting the car and before I have started my navigation application I have a fix. Now all of you who know of Switzerland think of Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks.
This is not a problem as it is more than enough for accurate navigation. Now nothing can be seen from outside, but I still have the ability to see the flashing LED to give me confirmation that all is working correctly. Review by Mike Barrett. Or you could disable your ad-blocker for this site. I just undid 4 screws, replaced the connector and re screwed the whole lot back together. Now there are the obvious drawbacks of non-portability, but if you only have one car, and you are not interested in using a GPS for outdoor pursuits then you cannot go far wrong with a setup like this.
The toughest test was a series of tunnels of metres with open gaps of the same length between them. But those are just generic comments about the GPS format.