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03 May 14 How to connect an external Bluetooth GPS Receiver with Android Phone or Tablet?

1- In your Android device, go to “settings” -> Bluetooth -> Available Device, you will see your GPS receiver. If not, please scan for the device.

2. Tap the bluetooth GPS, it will prompt for “Bluetooth pairing request. Please key in 0000 as the PIN code & tap “ok” button.

3. The bluetooth GPS is paired with your Android device.

4- In the Android “play store” download “bluetooth GPS” App.

5- In android, go into settings -> “Developer options” -> Debugging -> Allow Mock location -> enable “mock Locations”

(“developer options” is hidden by default. To show it, go to Settings -> About Phone and tap on ‘Build Number’ seven times. )

6- Before you launch your GPS software (e.g. Copilot, Tomtom) , launch “bluetooth GPS”, click “connect” and check “Enable Mock GPS Provider”.

7. Launch your GPS app & it will use the bluetooth GPS

Bluetooth GPS receiver can be purchased from http://canadagps.com/bluetoothgps.html

31 Jan 11 The GPS driver installed successfully, but the GPS application software fail to recognize the GPS. How to correct this problem?

1. Please open the “device manager” on your PC. In the “Ports (COM & LPT)” section, please noted down the COM port of the GPS device.  For example, the COM port is COM15 on below picture.

2. Manually select the corresponding com port in your GPS application software. For Example.

31 Jan 11 How to know whether the GPS driver successfully installed on my PC?

Please open the “device manger” on your pc & check “Ports (COM & LPT)” section. If you see “GPS USB Serial Interface Driver, which means the driver installed successful. Vice versa. Please refer to following example.

30 Jan 11 How to pair a Bluetooth GPS with a Mac computer?

1. Make sure you have an internal Apple Bluetooth module installed in your computer
2. Open “System Preferences” and click “Bluetooth”
3. Select the “Devices” tab
4. Click “Set Up New Device”
5. The “Introduction” page is displayed. Click “Continue”
6. Select “Any Device” and click “Continue”
7. Select the proper Bluetooth GPS device
8.    Click “Passkey Options”
9. Once again the Bluetooth Device Setup is displayed and immediately. Clicks “Continue” . Enter the Passkey Code (or PIN code) “0000” and click “continue”. For B-Speech keychain Bluetooth GPS 20c which is 1234.
10. Click “Quit”

30 Jan 11 How to pair a Bluetooth GPS with Windows PC?

1.        Click the Bluetooth icon in the right-bottom of the screen
2.        Turn Bluetooth adapter ON
3.        Click the Bluetooth icon again and select “Add a Bluetooth Device”
4.        Check “My Device is set up and ready to be found” in the “Add Bluetooth Device Wizard” and Click “Next”.
5.        Select “New Device” from the displayed Bluetooth devices and click “Next”.
6.        Select “Use the passkey found in the documentation”.
7.        Enter the Passkey Code (or PIN code) “0000” and click “Next”. For B-Speech keychain Bluetooth GPS 20c which is 1234.
8.        Bluetooth Manager will display and designate an Outgoing and Incoming port for your device. Use this Outgoing port for the mapping software port configuration.
9.        Click “Finish”

30 Jan 11 Connect a bluetooth GPS to a Ipod touch / Iphone / Ipad

Bluetooth GPS uses SPP (serial port profile), but Ipod Touch /  Iphone / Ipad only support HFP (Hands-Free Profile). Natively, Apple does not provide SPP to connect an external bluetooth GPS.

To connect a External bluetooth GPS receiver, You may have to “Jailbreak” the Ipod Touch / Iphone / Ipad.
(We don’t taking any responsibility of your device “Jailbreak”. You might need to take your own risk. )
After that, use the application “Roqy” to connect external bluetooth GPS antenna to your iPad/iPhone. For detail, please refer to http://www.roqy-bluetooth.net/wp/

We have a few screenshot for your info.


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Bluetooth GPS receiver can be purchased from http://canadagps.com/bluetoothgps.html

30 Jan 11 How to download log data to a Mac computer if your logger does not come with a Mac driver?

HoudahGeo – You can use this program to download MTK base GPS logger data to your Mac computer. http://www.houdah.com/houdahGeo/
It is driverless for most MTK base GPS loggers. (e.g. Qstarz GPS loggers)