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Original question: Sep 24, 2012, 9:42am
Connection with Laptop, Martin, Quebec Is the GLO can connect and navigate with a laptop? If yes, which software should I use?
Reply #1: Sep 24, 2012, 10:01am Yes the GLO will send NMEA data via a Bluetooth VSP with a laptop
Reply #2: Sep 28, 2012, 11:29pm I am using the Garmin owned navigation application NAVIGON, on a iPhone 4s. I have noticed that when I check the GPS accuracy on this application, it shows 5m when NOT using the GLO and 10m when using the GLO. Why the less accuracy??
Is there an application out there that will tell you what the GLO is actually doing? Like how many and where and number of satellites the GLO is using?
Reply #3: Oct 1, 2012, 8:19am The position accuracy can be due to the position of the device and how long it has been on. I have noticed down to around 2 meters accuracy.
I do not have a recommended software for seeing the satellites it is tracking. I suggest trying some free apps in the app store. Just search GPS Status.
Reply #4: Jan 31, 2013, 12:15pm Garmin does NOT have an GLO app for iOS devices to see satellite status or battery level. However, as of yesterday I was told by Garmin they are working on a new app for this purpose.
Additionally, I was told that ALL iOS devices show 10m or 33 feet of accuracy due to the Apple device limitations. They were not sure that could be fixed by a software update.
The Glo pairs with an Apple device, but the device does NOT always use the Glo for GPS data, but continues to use the built in Assisted GPS. This has become a problem for aviation users as they sometimes lose all GPS data where cell phone signals are limited.
Reply #5: Jan 31, 2013, 1:26pm That is odd. I will have to double check the last two comments with Garmin for it should override the internal positioning when paired. The iOS should show the real position of the GLO if it is using it for positioning. What you said means the GLO only acts as a paper weight. That cant be correct
Reply #6: Feb 20, 2013, 12:43pm Can i connect the GLO with a computer to obtain the NMEA data like a "string" or something else?. And for this connection is necessary to use the bluetooth connection or this can be enlaced with the usb cable too?. Thanks
Reply #7: Feb 20, 2013, 3:23pm You can use the GLO to provide NMEA to a laptop but only through a Bluetooth connection.
USB is only used for charging the device.
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