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USB GPS Receiver - SiRF Star III GPS chipset, Magnetic Base, 145cm Cable

Average Customer Rating: 5 star rating  based on 5 reviewsprice range: $27.13  - $24.85 - log in for more
Product code: CVGI-G217

USB GPS Receiver a/ SiRF Star III Chipset
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USB GPS Receiver with Magnetic Base for your computer. Instantly transform your laptop or netbook into a GPS navigator.

This USB GPS Receiver for Computers is a compact, accurate GPS receiver with low power consumption that works directly from your computer's USB port and does not require user initialization or external power. All you need to do is plug it into the USB port of your laptop or netbook and install the GPS navigation software of your choice and you're good to go! This USB GPS receiver performs even better than car-dedicated GPS units or handhelds as the magnetic base of the antenna allows it to be securely positioned wherever you find the best view of the sky (and hence best reception) or even placed on the outside of the vehicle.

This USB GPS receiver incorporates the latest SiRF Star III GPS chipset and a built-in patch antenna so you receive a high degree of GPS accuracy and performance even at low signal levels. Data output by this GPS receiver include latitude, longitude, altitude, velocity, satellite and receiver status and to ensure up-to-the-second accuracy, the receiver tracks up to 20 satellites at a time, re-acquires satellite signals in about 100 milliseconds and updates position data every second.

No matter if you're going on a long distance trip or just driving downtown, if you're going to have a laptop with you in your car, this USB GPS receiver is the best and most convenient choice for a portable GPS unit. Order today and we'll ship your order out tomorrow, but there's more: Take advantage of our 12-month warranty and factory-direct price to outsell your competitors on eBay and Amazon! From your best source of the latest high-tech gadgets, Chinavasion.

At a Glance...
  • Turns your laptop, notebook, or netbook into a portable GPS navigator
  • Log your GPS coordinates, speed, and altitude
  • View your paths on Google Maps or Google Earth
  • Uses SiRF Star III chipset to provide high accuracy and reliability
  • Magnetic base
Manufacturer Specifications

    • GPS Chipset: SiRF Star III
    • Satellite Tracking: Tracks up to 20 satellites
    • Receiver: L1, C/A code
    • Max update rate: 1 HZ
    • Reacquisition: 0.1 sec average
    • Hot start: 1 sec
    • Warm start: 38 sec
    • Cold start: 42 sec
    • Non DGPS Position Accuracy: 5-25 meters CEP without SA
    • Non DGPS Velocity: 0.1 meters/second, without SA
    • Non DGPS Time: 1 microsecond synchronized GPS time
    • EGNOS/WAAS Position: < 2.2m, Horizontal: 95% of the time, < 5m, vertical: 95% of the time
    • Altitude: 18,000 meters (60,000 feet) max
    • Velocity: 515 meters/second (700 knots) max
    • Acceleration: 4 G, max
    • Antenna Type: Built in Patch Antenna
    • Minimum Signal Tracked: -159dBm
    • Operating Temperature: -40 to +80
    • Storage Temperature: -45 to +100
    • Operating Humidity: 5% to 95% No condensing
    • Power Consumption: < 80mA at 4.5- 5.5V input
    • NMEA Output Protocol: 0183 V3.0
    • Baud Rate: 4800 bps
    • Data Bit: 8
    • Parity: N
    • Stop Bit: 1

    Operating System
    • Compatible Operating Systems: Mac, Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP (32 / 64 bit) / Vista (32 / 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 / 64 bit), Windows 7 (For Windows 7 please use RC build 7100 or above).

    • Main product dimensions: 51x14mm (L x D)
    • Main product weight: 63g
    • Cord Length: 1450mm
    • Weight/dimension is for the main item of this boxed product, to help you compare product sizes before buying: please do not base your shipping calculations on this price - shipping prices depend on your cart contents, shipping destination, and shipping method: please use the checkout to select options and preview shipping price for your total order.

    Product Notes
    • In addition to this USB dongle, you will also need to install GPS navigation software (not included with this GPS receiver) on your computer. Once your computer has GPS software, then you are ready to plug in and use this GPS receiver.
    • This model is compatible with most brands of GPS software - however hardware specific software such as Garmin may not run on this unit. As the wholesaler, Chinavasion provides the GPS-enabled hardware only, not the software. Chinavasion provides no warranty or customer support regarding GPS software. Chinavasion cannot provide downloads / links / advice regarding GPS software. Any software installation you undertake should be performed or supervised by a professional.
    • The CD-ROM that accompanies this USB GPS Receiver has functionality software to allow this dongle to be used your computer.

    Package Contents
    • USB GPS Receiver
    • CD-ROM with Drivers and User Manual

    Ordering from Chinavasion provides you with the following benefits:
    • Orders processed and shipped within 24-hours
    • 12 month warranty
    • In-house QC
    • Member discounts
    • Award winning customer support
    • Quantity order discounts
    • Worldwide Shipping
    • Certification: CE, FCC, RoHS

    Foreign Language Keywords

    Arabic - جهاز استقبال USB GPS لأجهزة الكمبيوتر المحمولة; Chinese Simplified - 对于便携式计算机的 USB GPS 接收机; Czech - USB GPS přijímač pro notebooky; Danish - USB-GPS-modtager til bærbare pc'er; Dutch - USB GPS-ontvanger voor Laptops; French - Récepteur GPS USB pour ordinateurs portables; German - USB GPS Empfänger für Laptops; Greek - USB GPS δέκτη για φορητούς υπολογιστές; Hindi - लैपटॉप के लिए USB जीपीएस रिसीवर; Indonesian - Penerima USB GPS untuk laptop; Italian - Ricevitore GPS USB per computer portatili; Japanese - ノート パソコン用 USB GPS 受信機; Korean - 노트북용 USB GPS 수신기; Norwegian - USB GPS-mottaker for bærbare datamaskiner; Polish - Odbiornik USB GPS do komputerów przenośnych; Portuguese - Receptor GPS USB para computadores portáteis; Russian - USB GPS приемник для ноутбуков; Spanish - Receptor GPS USB para portátiles; Thai - ตัวรับสัญญาณ USB GPS สำหรับแล็ปท็อป


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    by Ong Tian Chang
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    on 2014-05-14 18:17:26
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    For Ubuntu 13.10 Users, this thing worked for me. Was able to get 3D fix quite fast

    I followed the instructions here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1430516

    Use xgps to verify that it is working; I was also able to get it to work with FoxtrotGPS (install from Ubuntu Software Center) too.

    *You probably need to install the following if you don't have xgps (open terminal and type 'xgps' to run it; it won't show up as an icon on your menu list): sudo apt-get install gpsd-clients

    You would have to be outdoors; about 10-30 meters away from any building. Mine couldn't get a fix by the window when surrounded by buildings.
    by Mister Kitay
    on 2012-08-07 02:58:32
    5 star ratingThe best waterproof device

    I check it in the car and the rain. I write here http://masterlom.moy.su/blog/usb_gps_receiver/2012-07-11-52.

    by Oleg Kurachev
    on 2011-02-19 17:33:15
    5 star ratingThank You

    Device work is very good with GARMIN software on my netbook ASUS.
    Good service. Ship in Belarus (Europe) took 20 days. Good work CHINAVASION!

    by Vincent Chua
    on 2010-04-16 18:35:28
    5 star ratingThank You..

    Super fast service. Received the items in just two n a half days after I placed the order. Able to track the items every step of the way from ordering to delivery. The package was packed securely n water tight to prevent damage during transit. Most important, the GPS works with the application that I am using. GOOD WORK CHINAVASION!!!!!!

    by Amyr Klink
    on 2010-04-05 05:15:39
    5 star ratingBest way of transforming a PC/Mac into a powerfull nav device

    We used two of these for three months sailing from Patagonia to Antarctica and back. One in a macbook using mac enc software and navionics charts. Much better than any dedicated gps for such a little price. The other in a PC laptop using Fugawi nav software with navionics charts up to Drake (60 deg S ) and with raster scanned admiralty charts for Antarctica. Never found other solution so cost efective and reliable. Sirf Star III chipset is grate and more effective than many standard or pro gps units. For land use works on most softwares except - as always - on Garmin ones.

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