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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Great GPS – HOLUX M-1000C Rechargeable Bluetooth Car GPS Receiver with Data Logger Travel Recorder Reviews

posted by nnodstrum on 04/11/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Holux offer GPSs (MTK-based) with excellent time to first fix and this little device is a great example. I use it with my Nokia N800, N810, and N900 for fast and accurate tracking while mountain biking, ski touring, and travelling. The compatible battery format means you can find a spare battery easily or swap it with your Nokia phone (N70) if you have one. In my experience, the MTK chipset far exceeds any SURF III device I've tried. I will never again buy a SURF III based GPS.
Cons:
The device is not yet working out of the box under Linux and the BT747 application ( http://www.bt747.org ), but with some recompiling of the Linux kernel it is reported to work ( see http://www.bt747.org/forum/qstarz-bt-q1300-ubuntu-804-hardy-heron ) for steps to compile the offending kernel module ). The price is decent and competitive, but not that cheap compared to other stores. I've found that the Bluetooth range is not that great. Often if I have the GPS in my backpack and my N810 mounted on my mountain bike (distance of about 1m, but the signal must pass through my body), the connection will drop.
Other:
Bottomline:
A great GPS device.

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