Monday, March 29, 2004
Ride With Me: RoyalTek's BlueGPS reviewed
Posted by Doug Raeburn in "HARDWARE" @ 10:30 AM
Figure 5: The PC playback screen.
Figure 6: The display for the PC route replay.
As stated previously, PC compatible software for the data logger is also included. The route replay screen from the PC is seen in Figure 5, while Figure 6 shows the same intersection displayed in Figure 4 on the Pocket PC, but this time it’s being displayed by MS Streets and Trips for the desktop.
This description covers the basics of the data logging functionality. Much more detail is available on the RoyalTek site.
The BlueGPS provides all of the functionality that you'd expect in a Bluetooth GPS receiver. It's portable, it connects easily to your Pocket PC, and connections are fast and reliable. Unlike proprietary GPS units for Pocket PCs that were popular in the past, a Bluetooth receiver like the BlueGPS remains a viable solution even as you upgrade your Pocket PC. As long as you have Bluetooth, you're good to go. The data logging functionality, while of limited utility to a consumer, has many useful commercial applications. And an affordable price for its class makes it all the more attractive. It may be time for me to retire the old NavMan...