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Thread: Advice: Holux GR-213 vs Globalsat BU-353/BR-355

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    Question Advice Needed SiRF III: Holux GR-213 vs Globalsat BU-353 / BR-355

    Anyone recommend which one I should get? Best prices so far:

    http://www.logicsupply.com/product_i...roducts_id=424 ($83 shipped)
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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...l/-/B000AQEZ6Y ($81 shipped)

    Any recommendations are much appreciated!

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    Variable Bitrate nsmoller's Avatar
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    this seems to be a discussion all over the forums... check out the other posts, let me know what you find!
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    I have the Globalsat BU-353 and I love it. I never have below 8-9 satellites and always have an accurate position in iGuidance. It's really small and has a magnetic base (supposedly waterproof but I don't plan on taking any chances by testing it out). I have mine stuck to my passenger seatbelt, so it doesn't slide around on my dash.

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    I just wish someone/some site/some distributor would do a proper subjective test of both of them side by side on the same system.

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    or some one with good rep just say something
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    My guess would be that both are pretty much the same in performance, since they both have the same SiRFstarIII chipset inside. But if I had to buy one today, I would make sure the one I order already comes with the latest firmware version 3.1.1 (which fixes occasional prolonged time to acquire satellite fix).

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    I ended up buying the Holux GR-213 because it was shipping with firmware 3.1.1 and Globalsat BU-353/BR-355 was not (but was supposed to start as of late sept)

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    Excellent! Make sure you share your first impressions with us when it arrives!

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    how about upgrading firmware? is that not an option?
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    It doesn't seem to be an option at this time if you wish to do it your self. For some SiRFstarIII units some manufacturers offer to do it for you if you don't mind shipping it and wait till it comes back in mail.

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