Carefully remove about 2 inches of the wire casing. TomTom bundles the XL S with a carrying case, and you get to install the latest map update free of charge. An advantage here is that in the Garmin proprietary mode, the GPS receiver gives an update every second, as opposed to every 2 seconds. Make alterations and use with your computer at your own risk. Delaney May 25,

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Although not nearly as slick looking as the Pharos or TeleType receivers, the Earthmate can be worn on a belt or clipped onto your vehicle’s sun visor, both of which afford a clear view of the sky. A user in Colorado has had success in using the Trimble GeoXT, but for reasons we don’t entirely understand, he had to set.

Buy a standard USB cable about 3 Ft.

You can find them available at lower prices online. I tested this with a Garmin eTrex Legend, each connected to a different laptop simultaneously running Tru-Traffic and both sitting side by side on my dash board.

The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip. I’m eartthmate sure if the Magellan GPS receiver just lost the satellite signals more easily than the Garmin, or if both lost satellites but the Garmin recovered more quickly, or if the Garmin was just dead reckoning — extrapolating from the last reliable reading — as Garmins do.


This worked well and had the additional advantage that it gave an update every second, as opposed to every 2 seconds as all the NMEA GPS receiver I’ve tried.

Environmental Parameters Min Operating Temperature. This isn’t critical, and it may not even matter, but without such a chipset, it’s likely to have difficulty maintaining a fix in low-signal conditions, such as urban canyons or under tree canopies.

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It was relatively inexpensive and came with its own mapping software. Also, you can download pre-recorded trip logs from the Garmin GPS receiver. At the time of this writing, there’s a bug de,orme their NMEA compliance, and ver.

earthmatd Sometimes we have to reboot. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. It is amazing how well this unit performs now that it has a good power source. Dual-motor Tesla Model 3 possibly coming in July. These require additional software to work with Tru-Traffic.

DeLorme Earthmate GPS Lt-40 9838 Antenna Receiver USB

To download pre-recorded trip logs, you may use. Discussion threads can be closed earthmats any time at our discretion. It includes a magnetic mount, a waterproof casing, and a 5-ft USB cable so you can easily mount it on the roof of a vehicle with good exposure to the sky.


I had many more problematic gaps with the Magellan than I did with the Garmin. Carefully remove about 2 inches of the wire casing. Mobile Apps by Lance Whitney Dec 17, Their impression is that the Trimble insists on a high degree of accuracy, and when it can’t deliver that earthjate, it’s silent.

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My GPS Receiver Recommendations

It has some appealing features. I have used this configuration with a Sony Laptop and have had no problems of any kind. Have you noticed I’ve been using the past tense here? Do you have an available USB port on your laptop? So if you wish to use a Garmin, you’re mostly on your own as I can be of only minimal help.

Mobile Apps by Antuan Goodwin Apr 2, They prefer the Magellan over the Trimble.