The application allows you to connect an external GPS receiver to the device.
1. In the phone settings, turn off GPS in the “location” section.
2.Turn on Bluetooth in the setup menu.
3.Turn on your external GPS receiver, then under Bluetooth, click Search.
4. At the end of the search, the name of the receiver will appear on the display and you need to enter it.
5.When the pairing request appears, enter the code 0000 and press Ok. The dialing time is limited. The new paired device appears in the top line of the Paired Devices section.
6.Close the settings dialog. Open the Bluetooth GPS software.
7.Under the status line in the “Bluetooth GPS” program, activate the drop-down menu. By default, some other device can be checked, but you need to select the GPS receiver you connected from the list. After that, the name of the selected GPS receiver will appear under the status line.
8.Turn on the “Enable Mock GPS provider” flag.
9. In the “Developer Menu” that opens, make sure that the switch located at the top right is in the ON position.
10.In the “Debug” tab, activate “dummy locations”.
11.Close the “Developer Menu”.
12. Press the “Connect” button to connect the receiver. The “connect” button will change to the “Stop” button.
13. You can check the efficiency of the receiver in the “main” tab. If the date and time, latitude and longitude values, etc. appear on the screen, then the connection of the receiver was successful.
Then the Bluetooth GPS program can be minimized.
Description of the settings menu of the Bluetooth GPS program
In order to get into the settings, click the “More” button located in the upper right corner of the display. To enter the settings, activate the settings button.
Settings menu items
Service Settings – service settings (header).
Reconnect (checkbox). Try to reconnect if the connection fails.
Reconnection interval (button, active when the previous item is enabled). The interval in seconds between reconnection attempts. The options are: 15, 30, 60, 180 seconds, the default is 60 seconds.
Auto sleep mode
Automatic hibernation (checkbox). Temporarily stopping the application when the screen is off (to conserve battery power). After turning on the screen, operation resumes. Do not enable this mode if you want the program to run in the background.
Notification preferences – notification parameters (header)
Flash notification LED
Work indicator (checkbox). Indicates that the application is enabled. To activate the option, an application restart is required
Widgets – widgets (header)
Widget background (button). The options are light and dark (switch).
Show status (checkbox). Shows basic information on the widget.
Display and data – screen and data (header)
Use imperial units
Use standard measures (checkbox).
Altitude correction (checkbox). Apply geoid correction for the current height.
Hide map tab
Hide the map tab (checkbox). Select this item if you do not want to download the Google map (saves Internet traffic). To activate the option, an application restart is required
Connection problems related – connection problems (header)
If you are unable to connect to your Bluetooth device, try the following tricks. These methods are not guaranteed to work, but you can try. A restart of the application is required to activate the options.
Use insecure connection
Use an insecure connection. (checkbox). For versions> = 2.3.3. Some Bluetooth devices do not support secure connection.
Connection method (checkbox). If you are having trouble connecting your Bluetooth device, try enabling this option.
Channel (button, active when the previous item is on). In the editor that opens, you can enter numerical values, the default is one. Specify RFCOMM * channel. Leave the value “1” if you do not know the channel.
Other ways (checkbox).
Others – other (title)
About the program (button). Reports the version of the application.
Dev mode **. Do not enable this mode yourself. The option affects the operation of the program and uses more battery power.
* RFCOMM (Radio Frequency Communication) protocol emulates serial ports over L2CAP protocol. It is based on the ETSI TS 07.10 standard. RFCOMM is a simple transport protocol with the added capability of emulating 9 circuits of RS-232 serial ports (EIATIA-232-E). The RFCOMM protocol supports up to 60 simultaneous connections (RFCOMM channels) between two Bluetooth devices.
** The DEVMODE data structure contains information about the initialization and configuration of the printer or display device.
Cons: Doesn’t work with all navigation apps.
Pros: With an external GPS receiver, positioning accuracy is significantly improved when working with navigation applications.