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Globalsat SD-501

Globalsat SD-501
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3 reviews

Apr, 2018

  • Positive

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews from magazines and websites. There are some less positive comments about the price and memory.

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Expert review by : Donald Melanson (

GlobalSat SD-501 SDIO GPS receiver reviewed


Geekzone's got a review of GlobalSat's SD-501 SDIO GPS receiver, which looks to be pushing the limits of how much stuff you can stick onto an SD card. That big thing on top is actually an optional booster antenna, which Geekzone says'll give you...

May, 2005

Expert review by : Peter Torr Smith (

GlobalSat SD-501 SDIO GPS Receiver review


This is quite a cool looking unit with a fold up main antenna that the manufacturers describe as a high sensitivity active type. It works well with a Pocket PC, despite the SD connector.

Small profile with fold-away antenna ; Useful for many PDAs that only have SD ; Very sensitive with X-Trac ; External antenna connector ; Booster antenna included ; Low power consumption ; No need to keep charged; uses host power ; Programmable &...

SD connector in general “not so strong” and doesn't grip firmly ; Uses up SD slot which may be required for a memory card ; No onboard memory ; No onboard battery to “keep alive ; Using host power reduces operational time ; LINKS ; ;...

Overall, a fairly sensitive and low power unit that, with the X-Trac enhanced chipset, works work well in poor signal environments. A bit delicate for my likings, but that is not specific to this GPS unit but to SDIO devices in general.

May, 2005