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    Hi
    I was hoping that someone can help me decide which GPS Receiver to get, but before you all say use just want to say that i have and i have found one thread on the gps receivers that I am after but they do not say much so i was hoping if anyone has these gps receivers to let me know if they are any good. The reason i am asking is because i got a BU-303 or something like that and it really doggy i can barely get any signal.

    The 2 GPS Receivers that i am thinking of getting are as follow

    1) Holux GPSlim 236 Bluetooth GPS Receiver SiRF Star III 3
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....category=34290

    2)Globalsat BT-338 BLUETOOTH GPS Receiver SiRF Star III 3
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....PCN_BIX_Stores

    Thank you very much for you help and your replies
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    I've gone with the official tomtom one for my phone after reading these Forums on gps n such.

    Pocket GPS World

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    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuseed
    I've gone with the official tomtom one for my phone after reading these Forums on gps n such.

    Pocket GPS World

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    Hope this helps
    Thanks but that is not quiet what i was looking for i really do not want to have more screens in my car than what i need.

    But thanks for reply
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    I was in the exact same position as you are. I was all but sold on the Holux GPSlim 236. My finger was on the order button. After tons of research I reluctantly ended up ditching the Bluetooth route altogether. In my case, the GPS unit itself will most likely never be moved from the car. Adding an additional protocol to deal with and charging issues was not in my best interest. I ended up going with the Globalsat BU-353 USB GPS. So far I couldn't be more pleased. Its tiny and has a magnetic mount that works perfectly for me. Its slightly larger than the clear center section of a CD-R.

    Not sure if this helps at all. To be more direct, of the two you mentioned my money is on the Holux (it almost really was). Allthough any SirfStarIII chip is going to be quite comparable, make sure you know what features you need and which hastles you can deal with.

    Grey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey
    I was in the exact same position as you are. I was all but sold on the Holux GPSlim 236. My finger was on the order button. After tons of research I reluctantly ended up ditching the Bluetooth route altogether. In my case, the GPS unit itself will most likely never be moved from the car. Adding an additional protocol to deal with and charging issues was not in my best interest. I ended up going with the Globalsat BU-353 USB GPS. So far I couldn't be more pleased. Its tiny and has a magnetic mount that works perfectly for me. Its slightly larger than the clear center section of a CD-R.

    Not sure if this helps at all. To be more direct, of the two you mentioned my money is on the Holux (it almost really was). Allthough any SirfStarIII chip is going to be quite comparable, make sure you know what features you need and which hastles you can deal with.

    Grey
    thanks for that it does help.

    how good is the Globalsat BU-353 USB GPS with signal coz the one i have now is really bad i cant find any signal in my car and if i do find some it really bad ..

    thanks
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    Are you using the 353 now? I just got mine a week ago and have only tested in the house. The lowest number of locks I've seen was 6 for a short moment but I average 8 -10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey
    Are you using the 353 now? I just got mine a week ago and have only tested in the house. The lowest number of locks I've seen was 6 for a short moment but I average 8 -10.

    i got this one
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-GPS-USB-R...QQcmdZViewItem

    and the signal is really bad if I am at home inside my room and trying to use gps forget it now ay i would even get 1 satellite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LanoX
    Thanks but that is not quiet what i was looking for i really do not want to have more screens in my car than what i need.

    But thanks for reply
    There are a lot of reviews on all differing types of gps recievers on the links I posted.

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    The one you posted uses the SirfStarII chipset. III is a whole new game.

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    so I've heard

    I know on the delorme forums it's widely accepted that anything with a sirf III is great. If you don't want to mess with wires, get a bluetooth reciever with a charging cord and hardwire it (or leave it plugged in.) Otherwise there's nothing wrong with usb (that's what I use.)

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