concure Highly recommended!
2005 Black Chevy Impala
Current Status: Installed in Vehicle/Testing 75%
I've done a quick google on this only to find that it's not USB, is this the case for the one that you have?Originally Posted by srcstc
Also, is it waterproof?
and what do you like better about the 355 over the 353? have you used both for an extended period of time?
can you qualify your statements about the 355 being better?
BR-355 = Serial
BU-353 = USB
I've only used the 353 USB one. And it works great! Some people have problems with the 353 working after comming out of hibernation mode (I have not), resulting in having to restart the computer. I believe they're the same mouse, but with a serial cable on the end, instead of a USB end. They both have sirf III so it's basically up to you whether you want to use a USB or a SERIAL gps mouse. They both give you the same accurate data. I hope that helps.. BTW, some people have had great luck using these outside of their car.. but personally, I wouldn't even bother. Mine gets 9-12 sat's on the dash by the front window glass, and there is no chance of it shorting out from weather. Although they're advertised online as "water proof", It's been mentioned on these forums a few times that they're not "weather proof". So if you plan on putting yours outside of your car, search the forms for how to water proof it (dipping it into some kinda rubbery plastic thing). Many people have had to do this, but my BU-353 usb works great inside, so there is no need for me to do that.
If you don't have usb, get the br-355 (Make sure you've got an extra serial port on your carputer though).. Personally the BU-353 has never let me down so I say go that route :P But that's biased! good luck
Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
I've had two USB receivers before this one and serial starts up faster. You also don't need a driver for it.
I have mine mounted in in the middle of the dashboard.Originally Posted by hcker2000
Update: In really flat areas with few buildings/trees I've seen it reach 10 satelites (briefly).
Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.
I too have a BU-353 that I've been really happy with. Almost always has a singal before I've even resumed from hibernation. 10 satallites is pretty normal, I've seen up to 13.
1998 BMW M3
Mods: Staggered SSR Competition wheels : M Roadster Short Shifter : JTD Aluminum Underpanel : Koni Adjustable SAs : Eibach Pro-kit springs : European clear corners and side markers : Hardwired V1 automatic door and radar detector
thanks for the info guys!
i have an iGuaidance, and i am still deciding whether i should switch to destinator
do you guys experience problems with usb gps, and iguidance, or it's more like a myth, i have a piece of **** deluo
R. T. F. M
Ummm... NOOriginally Posted by srcstc
The 355 is exactly the same unit as the 353. The 353 has a USB cable and the 355 has a serial cable... so better? NO. The way computers are going, you would be better off with the 353 because USB ports are on 99%+ of all newer computers. Serial ports are dying out (I still use lots of serial stuff) and most new laptops don't even have the ports anymore. You can always use a serial to USB adapter, but those have problems occasionally (compatability issues are most common).