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IOGEAR GBGPS201 - GPS kit

IOGEAR GBGPS201 - GPS kit
alaAverage 2.5

16 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the voice guidance and route planning. The performance and price also get good views, but there are some mixed views about the durability and memory.

price, performance, route planning, voice guidance

On average, users rate this product 49/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for IOGEAR GBGPS201 - GPS kit

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of IOGEAR GBGPS201 - GPS kit from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Miscellaneous on Amazon.com.

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25% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: IOGEAR Bluetooth GPS GBGPS201 - GPS kit ( GBGPS201 ) US and Canada Maps

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You get what you pay for.

 

I bought this device because it was on the inexpensive end of the Bluetooth GPS receivers I researched, and because it's chargers also work with my Dell Axim x51v. For those reasons I am glad I got it. But after the first one shipped to me defective, I...

Lightweight, long battery life, car charger included, PDA software

Difficult setup, not durable, memory intensive software

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IOGEAR GBGPS201 doesn't work with WM 5.0

 

STAY AWAY IF YOU INTEND TO USE WITH A POCKET PC. The reviewer who said it worked with his device was probably using Windows Mobile 2003. It will not work on 5.0, and IOGear knows it. They said they would patch it in 2005, but it's almost 2007 and they...

25 hour battery life. BT enabled

No method to attach to windshield. Buggy software

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Nice unit but getting outdated

 

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Nice unit but getting outdated

 

I have seen this unit a couple of times for under one-hundred dollars - that's a steal.

Works very well for vehicle navigation - Good sensitivity (hardware) and trip routing (software) - Great Bluetooth connectivity to my PocketPC (HP HX4700 w/WM 2003 OS) - Batterly life of ~ 25 HOURS between charges

Sensitivity is poor if you wear the unit around your neck or on your belt (not a good walk-around GPS) - You will need an external antenna for walk-around use

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Iogear GBGPS201

 

Receiver is mediocre. My Garmin navigator does much better. When I wear the receiver it cannot see satellites on the other side of my body. The Navigation Software is good, when run on a PC. It seems to more intelligent than my Garmin when it plans a...

Navteq software good on PC ; Long battery life

Software doesn't work on Windows Mobile 5.0 ; Receiver mediocre

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Iogear GBGPS201

 

Navteq software good on PC.

Software doesn't work on Windows Mobile 5.

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Iogear GBGPS201

 

Receiver is mediocre. My Garmin navigator does much better. When I wear the receiver it cannot see satellites on the other side of my body. The Navigation Software is good, when run on a PC. It seems to more intelligent than my Garmin when it plans a...

Navteq software good on PC. Long battery life.

Software doesn't work on Windows Mobile 5.0. Receiver mediocre.

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Sorry but it does work on WM5

 

Purchased a GBGPS201 off ebay for a class of mine. I also purchased a Dell Axim x51v running Windows Mobile 5.0. I tried to install on a SD card and that failed. Installed it on the available memory and used the SD card for the maps and that worked...

Maps and point to point navigation

Difficulty to setup and seems to loose satellite locks fairly easiy

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IOGear GBGPS 201 doesn't work with WM5

 

STAY AWAY IF YOU INTEND TO USE WITH A POCKET PC. The reviewer who said it worked with his device was probably using Windows Mobile 2003. It will not work on 5.0, and IOGear knows it. They said they would patch it in 2005, but it's almost 2007 and they...

25 hour battery life

Not designed for vehicle use. No method to attach to windshield. Poor sensitivity

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Spooky... in a good way

 

Ok! This is my first GPS unit and I've wanted one for like ever, but they are pretty expensive as you're probably aware. I jumped all over this one because I saw it at an incredible price - $85. Well I actually asked my boyfriend to get it for me for...

amazing accuracy, voice navigation, quick routing, excellent price, long battery life

frustrating installation, buggy software, not WAAS enabled

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Product Specifications

IOGEAR's Bluetooth GPS is a real-time navigation system. The Bluetooth GPS receiver allows you to receive positioning data from satellites and deliver the data to mobile computing devices wirelessly via Bluetooth. It provides pinpoint accuracy and thoroughly reliable tracking capabilities. The ultra low-power design and long-life rechargeable battery gives you 25 hours of continuous usage and eliminates constant recharging between uses. It is portable and lightweight, so you can put it on the dashboard or any other location that provides a direct line of sight to the sky. The included map data covers the U.S. and Canada, in detailed street names, even major interests such as restaurants and parks. The navigation software gives detailed driving direction in text, graphic and voice. The voice instruction indicates distance, and turns. The software also includes other convenient features such as speed detection, alternative local-only routes, programming buttons on PDAs for convenience, 3-D display option, trip time estimation, etc. You will never get lost again!

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4in
Height:1in
Width:2.4in

GPS Compatibility

Interface:Bluetooth

GPS System

Product Type:GPS kit
Receiver:8 channel

Header

Manufacturer:IOGEAR / ATEN Technology
Model:GBGPS201
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IOGEAR Bluetooth GPS

PC System Requirements for GPS

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP

PDA System Requirements for GPS

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2002
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