03-02-09 07:19 PM
- hello cb,
ive read many reviews between the freedom input gps 2000 and globalsat bt-368i from the cb store. wondering if anyone has tried out both. of the two, which would you recommend? are they both the same and its personal preference or is there one that is better than the other? looking to purchase one of the two. from what ive read many people are please with the freedom gps. wondering if the globalsat is better or not. thanks in advance03-02-09 09:43 AM
- I may be wrong but I believe that the Freedom has a quirk where it does not always provide the 'back-talk' that some gps applications are looking for. In those cases, sometimes another gps program must be started and talking with it in order for the second program to get the signals needed.
This might be better moved to the gps or accessories subforums03-02-09 02:13 PM
- jeffhRetired ModeratorI have the Freedom Keychain 2000. Google Maps cannot keep the Freedom Keychain 2000 locked. The puck requires a regular acknowledgement from the device, or it goes into battery-saver mode and drops the bluetooth connection. Google Maps is unable to provide this acknowledgement. Blackberry Maps can. So if you want to run Google Maps, it will be necessary to start Blackberry Maps first, let it sync with the GPS, then exit it without closing it and start Google Maps. If you do this, Google Maps will run with no problem. That's the behavior F2 is describing. I've only experienced it with Google Maps. Garmin Mobile, BBMaps, Nav4All and CoPilot Live all worked without having the problem. I have not seen any report of the Globalsat GPS having the same problem, but, I have not read a lot about it. I'm quite pleased with my Freedom Keychain 2000.
The Freedom Keychain 2000 comes with a car charger and a short USB-miniUSB cable for charging. It does not come with an AC adapter. It's quite small, about 1.5" by 1" by 0.5" with smoothly rounded edges and a small spring-loaded hook for attaching to a key ring.03-02-09 07:19 PM
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