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    Garmin Mobile PC - Updating only once a second (ie Jerky)

    Hi all,

    I'm having a bit of trouble with Garmin Mobile PC, I've got it on the machine but its a bit jerky, ie it updates only once a second and best. I've also got igo 8 and sygic drive, no issues with them, the movement is smooth.

    Anyone else had this issue. I'm running

    Ahtlon X2
    2Gb ram
    ATI Video
    BU-353 GPS receiver.

    Tried GPS gate to emulate a garmin device and it wasn't having any of it. Any help gratefully accepted.

    thanks

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    Most GPS receivers only update at 1hz, so that is the best you can expect from Mobile PC. I hooked mine up to a Garmin GPS-18x 5hz which updates at 5hz (5 times a second) and it is smoother.
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    damn, that'll be a new gps receiver then.

    here's the sheet for the receiver, doesn't say anything about update rate though.

    http://www.globalsat.co.uk/product_p...duct_bu353.htm

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    Bu-353 have 1Hz trust me because Im test it...
    Garmin Mobile PC "refresh" position where gps position actualy is So if you hav 1Hz receiver then refresh it once per second... iGo calculate points beetwen gps position and then look like have better refresh. If you see when with garmin pc go into tunnel you get no signal alert, If you go with igo in tunnel they show you like you normaly drive...

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    thanks dejan, can anyone recommend one that is 5hz? and usb

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    Both mstaedt & dejan have given you correct info, its the receiver not the software.Try this one out it is a dual receiver usb and bluetooth to keep your options open.

    http://www.semsons.com/im7blgpsre51.html

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    hi biggkatt, thanks for the link, i will try and locate one here in england. Bit of a struggle though.

    Just out of interest how frequent does Garmin update its screen, if its once a second then there is not much point but if it updates at the same rate as the gps then it should be way smoother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstaedt View Post
    Most GPS receivers only update at 1hz, so that is the best you can expect from Mobile PC. I hooked mine up to a Garmin GPS-18x 5hz which updates at 5hz (5 times a second) and it is smoother.
    Mobile PC updates every time it gets a signal from the receiver.

    I'm using the Garmin GPS-18x 5hz receiver and a serial-USB adapter. The receiver was $200 and you have to wire it to a serial connector and 5V source yourself.

    All that and, it's just smoother, not completely fluid. How bad do you want it?
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    i want it quite badly. at the moment its driving me up the wall as when, it is extremely jerky. I have ordered a Itrek so i will see how that goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrgizerbunny View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm having a bit of trouble with Garmin Mobile PC, I've got it on the machine but its a bit jerky, ie it updates only once a second and best. I've also got igo 8 and sygic drive, no issues with them, the movement is smooth.

    Anyone else had this issue. I'm running

    Ahtlon X2
    2Gb ram
    ATI Video
    BU-353 GPS receiver.

    Tried GPS gate to emulate a garmin device and it wasn't having any of it. Any help gratefully accepted.

    thanks
    I tried out the Garmin Mobile PC software this weekend and experienced the same exact thing plus, the "ding" right before the turn was way too premature. I am using the BU353 receiver and love it. It has always worked great for me with iGuidance and MS S&T 2008 (and 2007). I'm not going to invest even more money for another receiver in "hope" that is corrects these flaws...I'm just going to ditch the Garmin software and buy the newest iGuidance this week to use in my carpc frontend and use S&T 2008 for a backup when needed...
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