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Support of bluetooth gps devices

Post  goldencore on Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:35 pm

Would it be possible to suppot bluetooth gps devices? I am using a Bluetooth gps logger while hiking. It's far more convenient than to use the phone, because it is small and can be attached to my backpack for optimal gps performance. Also it would save battery on the phone. The logger sends a NMEA-Sequence every second via bluetooth. I used it with my Nokia N73 for years. For symbian there is a lot of software that supports this. I used SmartComGPS for example.

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Post  orux on Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:42 pm

goldencore wrote:Would it be possible to suppot bluetooth devices? I am using a Bluetooth logger while hiking. It's far more convenient than to use the phone, because it is small and can be attached to my backpack for optimal performance. Also it would save battery on the phone. The logger sends a NMEA-Sequence every second via bluetooth. I used it with my Nokia N73 for years. For symbian there is a of software that supports this. I used SmartComGPS for example.

Hi, goldencore.

I also have an external antenna, but I have not tried using it with my android.

I have to study it later. It would be normal that android encapsulates bluetooth gps and provide the signal to applications through its own API, as a GPS more. If so, it would be easy to use external gps.

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Re: Support of bluetooth gps devices

Post  goldencore on Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:54 am

Hi Jose,

it would be really nice if you could find some time to look into that issue. Thanks for your good work so far!

Benjamin

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Re: Support of bluetooth gps devices

Post  orux on Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:24 pm

goldencore wrote:Hi Jose,

it would be really nice if you could find some time to look into that issue. Thanks for your good work so far!

Benjamin


I have a lot of things on my mind for oruxmaps, but do not worry, I'll search time for this!

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Re: Support of bluetooth gps devices

Post  Pedro on Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:23 am

goldencore wrote:Would it be possible to suppot bluetooth gps devices? I am using a Bluetooth gps logger while hiking. It's far more convenient than to use the phone, because it is small and can be attached to my backpack for optimal gps performance. Also it would save battery on the phone. The logger sends a NMEA-Sequence every second via bluetooth. I used it with my Nokia N73 for years. For symbian there is a lot of software that supports this. I used SmartComGPS for example.
I don't really understand. If you send a GPS signal every second to the phone, where's the saving? The phone needs to run anyway, and I'm not shure, if Bluetooth uses less battery than GPS reception ...

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Re: Support of bluetooth gps devices

Post  orux on Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:22 pm

Pedro wrote:
I don't really understand. If you send a GPS signal every second to the phone, where's the saving? The phone needs to run anyway, and I'm not shure, if Bluetooth uses less battery than GPS reception ...

Hi, Peter;

Bluetooth connection consumes less power than the internal gps. It is a fact that I have proved with some devices.
Anyway, I have found this:

lbcoder
Fecha: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 06:46:13 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Mié 9 sep 2009 15:46
Asunto: Re: Can Android use an external Bluetooth GPS unit?
Ok then, to answer your question, no, you cannot use a BT-GPS since
android doesn't implement BT-SPP profile and the GPS functions
wouldn't to know what to do with it even if it was implemented.

I think we must wait until android supports this protocol.

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Re: Support of bluetooth gps devices

Post  goldencore on Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:04 am

That's a shame. So we just have to wait...


Have you seen this: http://code.google.com/p/android-bluetooth/

Might it be of any use? I don't know enough about the tech to tell.

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Re: Support of bluetooth gps devices

Post  orux on Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:59 pm

Hi, goldencore

I think android 2.0 should give more support to Bluetooth protocols, no sense to have a phone with Bluetooth support for hands-free only!!!

This library do not seem to have support for spp protocol. It is still a very young version.

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Bluetooth Support

Post  DougN on Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:27 pm

Can you verify that OruxMaps would allow the configuration of an external GPS via Bluetooth, such as the US Globalsat BT-359 see www. usglobalsat. com.

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Re: Support of bluetooth gps devices

Post  orux on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:46 pm

DougN wrote:Can you verify that OruxMaps would allow the configuration of an external GPS via Bluetooth, such as the US Globalsat BT-359 see www. usglobalsat. com.

Hi;

I can not.

It should work (it uses nmea 01983 protocol) but I can not confirm that it will work, because I do not have such gps device.

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