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    I have never experienced SIRF as my garmin only support NMEAs. It always make me wonder why SIRF is better than the NMEA. Why would the GPS work more inferior when running on NMEA? its the same GPS, same chipset just different type of communications

    Wont it had to do with the s/w not handling the NMEA properly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky327
    I have never experienced SIRF as my garmin only support NMEAs. It always make me wonder why SIRF is better than the NMEA. Why would the GPS work more inferior when running on NMEA? its the same GPS, same chipset just different type of communications

    Wont it had to do with the s/w not handling the NMEA properly?
    I think the main benefit of SiRF are the quicker updates. I believe it runs at 1Hz, so you get information from the sats around once per second - where as NMEA is around once every two seconds.

    It just means your position shown on the map will be more accurate, especially when you're travelling at high speed.
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    Hold on... so I can run my earthmate in SiRF mode for faster updates? Sweet

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