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  • Recomended GPS Receiver For Navit?

    Kev...could you recommend a suitable GPS receiver to use with Navit for best results?

    Thanks in advance!!!
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  • #2
    bu 535 works great. you can get it in the mp3car store. If you really want a nice one, there are some ublox ones on sparkfun. but those will require some effort to get working. idk if they even have usb ones yet.
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    • #3
      did you mean the bu-353? that is the device I have. Is there anything special that i need to do to set it up, or should it just work? I'm not getting any thing right now, and i've changed the gps mode in nghost.conf to 1, 2, and 3.

      EDIT: I am now receiving signal, and the gps has locked onto my location. I used gps_mode=1. My question now is how do I set destination points? As a note, the tools icon within Navit doesn't do anything, every time I try to zoom out it just resets to the default zoom level, and it randomly says that I'm moving (up to 17 kpm).

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GatorGolfer11 View Post
        did you mean the bu-353? that is the device I have. Is there anything special that i need to do to set it up, or should it just work? I'm not getting any thing right now, and i've changed the gps mode in nghost.conf to 1, 2, and 3.

        EDIT: I am now receiving signal, and the gps has locked onto my location. I used gps_mode=1. My question now is how do I set destination points? As a note, the tools icon within Navit doesn't do anything, every time I try to zoom out it just resets to the default zoom level, and it randomly says that I'm moving (up to 17 kpm).
        yes, bu-353 is what I meant. I have one and it works decently. If you want a spectacular one, get a ublox-based one.

        IIRC gps_mode=1 means you are getting a crappy signal, which also accounts for why you are moving at 17kph . Navit has some usability issues. zooming works if you don't move (which you are moving while standing still because of your signal quality). Once you move, navit takes zoom and position control from you. I may try to grab a later version and try it out. It's quite annoying...
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        • #5
          Could I use this one?


          http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-inBox-Global...item20b07ae35a
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          • #6
            sure. looks fine to me.
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            • #7
              I have one of those globalsat devices. Works fine, I just find bluetooth to be a crappy way to go.

              Batteries suck, and if you're going to leave it permanantly plugged in [it has a mini usb port], then you may as well skip the bluetooth middleman and get a bu353 [which is what I actually use all the time]

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              • #8
                Originally posted by chunkyks View Post
                I have one of those globalsat devices. Works fine, I just find bluetooth to be a crappy way to go.

                Batteries suck, and if you're going to leave it permanantly plugged in [it has a mini usb port], then you may as well skip the bluetooth middleman and get a bu353 [which is what I actually use all the time]

                Gary (-;


                Decided to go with the masses and just purchased a BU-353. It should be here Monday or Tuesday. Hope its all that the hype has it to be....stay tuned!!
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                • #9
                  Quick question...does navit use both male or female voices? Can you change from one to the other if it does?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by locs4dayz View Post
                    Quick question...does navit use both male or female voices? Can you change from one to the other if it does?
                    navit uses either flite or espeak for voice synth (or in LinuxICE's case, nvoicesynth). All support different voices and at least espeak supports multi-languages as well.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by locs4dayz View Post
                      Decided to go with the masses and just purchased a BU-353. It should be here Monday or Tuesday. Hope its all that the hype has it to be....stay tuned!!

                      UPDATE: This GPS receiver is simply awesome. Picks up satellite signals and locks on quickly and with ease. Now I see why they are so popular!!!!
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                      • #12
                        Still can't figure out how to set a destination. How exactly do I accomplish this? Also, where are the "Tools"? When I click on it, nothing happens. Do I need to add tools to Navit? How? Where from?
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                        • #13
                          My BU353 has stopped working. The nghost setting is "mode =1", which worked before. My BU indicator light is dim, and it used to be bright. Is it possible it is damaged?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by locs4dayz View Post
                            My BU353 has stopped working. The nghost setting is "mode =1", which worked before. My BU indicator light is dim, and it used to be bright. Is it possible it is damaged?
                            you probably want mode 2 or 3 for any sort of accuracy. make sure you are in an area where you can get signal.
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