View Poll Results: What is the best GPS Receiver?

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  • BU-303

    23 8.27%
  • BU-353/355

    139 50.00%
  • Holux GR-213

    37 13.31%
  • Holux GR-212

    8 2.88%
  • Royaltek Sapphire

    1 0.36%
  • Garmin unit (post your model!)

    18 6.47%
  • Ublox unit (post your setup!)

    2 0.72%
  • Bluetooth unit (post your model!)

    9 3.24%
  • OEM unit (post your setup!)

    12 4.32%
  • Other (post your setup!)

    37 13.31%
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Thread: FAQ POLL: What is the best GPS Receiver?

  1. #11
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    Don't think there is a best one, but I use the Holux 213 and I'm happy with it. SiRF III, so it locks onto a bazillion satellites (when driving on an open highway it was locked on 10/10, max that the application could tell me).

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    While I did not have any experience with any other GPS devices, the one that come in bundle with the Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006 software works quite well for me. I've put it in the back of the car under the window (not in the trunk) and so far I've had no problem with it.

    Can't really say if it has a name other than "Microsoft" since I'm not next to it, but I'll take a look once I get a chance.
    How I've put a mini-itx computer with a 7" Xenarc touchscreen without making any holes in my new car!

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    I have one of those yellow earthmate things and its been a lot of trouble. Doesn't lock very well any more. I have just ordered a couple of BU353-s (one for each car) and a CF unit for my girlfriends pocketPC. All from globalsat.

    I've head great things here about the BU-353 so I should have better results when they arrive.
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    XP home / Road Runner / iGuidance 4.0

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    Rikaline 6010.
    Old Systems retired due to new car
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    Quote Originally Posted by pip
    I have one of those yellow earthmate things and its been a lot of trouble. Doesn't lock very well any more. I have just ordered a couple of BU353-s (one for each car) and a CF unit for my girlfriends pocketPC. All from globalsat.

    I've head great things here about the BU-353 so I should have better results when they arrive.
    It is WAY better....testing it in the house with it sitting on the window ledge I get 10 out of a possible 12 satellites locked. Locks 10x faster that the earthmate too, incredible! The cable could be a bit longer though....
    EPoX mATX SocketA w/onboard Geforce4MX / 512MB PC2700 / AthlonXP 1600
    Lilliput / DVDrom / Opus 150W / WD 3.5" 160GB / SB Audigy NX
    XP home / Road Runner / iGuidance 4.0

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    i dunno about "best" ... because to make that judgment, you would have tried the other products listed as well.

    Probably the one you've had good experience with is a better choice ... but anyways, I voted. BU-303, though cheap, has worked well for me!
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    how did you forget to put the Rikaline 6010 in your poll????

    btw, that's what I use.
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    Ummmm... were the hell is Earthmate
    I voted other.

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    The one I saw/heard most about was the BU-353, so that's the one I've got.

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    I have the BU-353 and it's great!! I've been using it now for about 10 months and never had any problems with it. during driving up to 12 satalites!!!
    Normally up to 7-8 satalites.
    www.carputershop.nl for all your carputerstuff!!

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