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21 Oct 19 Why the lap timer “Qstarz BL-1000GT” is better than its previous generation “Qstarz BT-Q1000eX”?

BL-1000GT has 8GB memory(MicroSD card). BT-Q1000ex has only 8MB memory(flash).
BT-1000GT has built-in G-Sensor. BT-Q1000ex doesn’t.
BT-1000GT has Free IOS and Android APPs. BT-Q1000ex doesn’t.

21 Oct 19 Why my Columbus P-1 professional logger turns off itself right away?

When booting, Columbus P-1 professional logger will check if the the MicroSD memory card is installed. If not, it shuts down itself right away.
Please insert a MicroSD memory card before turning on the P-1 logger.

05 Oct 19 How to change the GNSS100L or GNSS200L usb GPS update rate to 10hz?

By default, GNSS100L or GNSS200L update rate has been set to 1hz. If you want to change it to 10hz. Please follow the below 9 steps.

Pre-request:
You might need to install GNSS100L/GNSS200L usb driver and ublox u-center software to a computer if it didn’t already installed. Please plug in your usb GPS to the computer. Open the u-center software. Select the corresponding com port for the usb GPS. Please make sure the usb GPS is connected to the computer during the below steps.

step 1. click the “message view” icon.
step 2. expand the UBX tree

step 3. click the “RATE(rates)”
step 4. If you want to update the GPS update rate to 10Hz, please change the Measurement Period to 100 [ms}. Or if you want to update the GPS update rate back to 1Hz, please change the Measurement Period to 1000[ms]
step 5. press the “Send” button

step 6. click CFG(Configuration).
step 7. on the right panel, select “Save current configuration”
step 8. select all Devices “0- BBR, 1- FLASH, 2- I2C-EEPROM, 4- SPI-FLASJ”
step 9. press the “Send” button again.

20 Jun 19 My Qstarz BT-Q818XT bluetooth LED light is off. Is it a problem?

It is not a problem. If you turn the switch into 10Hz mode, by design the bluetooth LED light will be off. Please refer to the below BT-Q818XT manual, LED indicators section.

BT-Q818XT LED lights table

20 Jun 19 If you change or delete system files on Qstarz BL-1000ST GPS memory card, when you connect the GPS by using QTravel software, you might see this error message “Switch is not turned on or incompatible GPS device!”. How to fix this error?

QTravel error

The error is because of the system files of BL-1000ST GPS are missing or incorrect. Please download the QSTARZ.zip and extra it into a folder. Copy all files and sub-folders of the extra folder to the QSTARZ usb driver root folder. It is ok the files in the usb drive are overwritten.
Now start the QTravel software, the BL-1000ST GPS will be working again.

13 Jun 19 Script error on TimeAlbum Lite of Columbus GPS logger

It’s not available for Google Map in TimeAlbum Lite since Google has changed the API service.
Please turn to TimeAlbum Pro for a better Google Map view for your tracks.
Step 1. Export your track as KML file via TimeAlbum Lite.
Step 2. Open it in TimeAlbum Pro.

TimeAlbum Pro download linkļ¼šhttp://cbgps.com/v1000/experience.html

26 May 19 Firmware update for Columbus GPS (V-990, V-900 & V-800+, sold between years 2010-2015)

The firmware update is to resolve “GPS Week Number Rollover” Issue. This issue only affects models sold during years between 2010-2015 (which are using the MTK3329 chipset). The current models sold after 2015 (which are using the MTK3339 chipset) don’t affected by this issue. No update is needed.

Download firmware update for V-900 and V-990;

Download firmware update for V-800+.