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Navigate with Garmin calibre GPS data on the mobile device of your choice. The GLO 2 receiver brings you the best of both worlds by combining GPS and GLONASS receivers with Bluetooth wireless technology so you can enjoy precise position information on your iPad, iPhone or Android device. The accuracy of GPS and GLONASS GLO 2 can receive position information from both the GPS and GLONASS satellite constellations, allowing it to connect to up to 24 more satellites than devices that rely on GPS alone. This allows GLO 2 to lock on to satellites approximately 20% faster and remain connected even at high speed. What’s more, GLO 2 updates its position information at 10 times per second; that’s up to 10 times more often than the GPS receivers in many mobile devices. Set it up and go Using Bluetooth technology, the GLO 2 receiver wirelessly pairs to your mobile device. Just set GLO 2 within range of your mobile device, and in moments you’ll be receiving the GLO 2 receiver’s position data. It has up to 13 hours of battery life to keep your position on long trips. Charging GLO 2 between uses is easy with the included USB cable or optional 12/24 V vehicle power cable. The optional friction mount keeps the receiver safe on your dashboard and in full view of satellites.

Facts About Garmin GLO 2 GPS and GLONASS Receiver for Precise Position Information on Mobile Devices, Black

Is there an app to see how many satellites and strength the device is currently connected to? Does it even have an app?

For Android, "Bluetooh GPS" app does pretty much what you describe and is the app recommended by Garmin when configuring the GLO/GLO2 for android devices.

Does this model have windows 10 support? want to use in 2 in one dell laptop/tablet. thank you.

Yes

What’s the accuracy with this unit?

I think you can generally expect to see accuracy to within 100 feet. I’m talking about when you use it in a car, which is what I do.

If you have this connected to say an iphone, how do you know which gps is working? the phone’s or the glo2

One of the problems with that unit is that you need to assume your iPad or iPhone is logged into it. There’s no way of checking I could find. I returned my unit and purchased a a bad elf receiver which has a app that lets you see that your iPad is using the receiver as well as the accuracy of the signal you’re collecting.

what is the position update rate per second 1, 3, 5 or 10 HZ ?

Description states it updates position10 times per second (10 hz).

Este contiene el soporte por fricción?

No viene con soporte , se puede comparar por separado

looking to mount this permanently in the rear of my car. Does the unit turn on when connected to power source or does power button need to be pushed?

I had to check because I had never thought much about this possibility before. I plugged in a my 12 volt in my truck that is powered when ignition is turned on and upon vehicle start the Glo2 turned on automatically and started searching for a gps signal and a bluetooth signal as well. When I turned off ignition the Gl… I had to check because I had never thought much about this possibility before. I plugged in a my 12 volt in my truck that is powered when ignition is turned on and upon vehicle start the Glo2 turned on automatically and started searching for a gps signal and a bluetooth signal as well. When I turned off ignition the Glo2 stays on due to the internal battery in the Glo2. So really it will never turn off unless Glo2 battery dies. However, even if Glo2 battery dies it should still start back up upon ignition since that is the other option to run it or charge it anyways. I have left in my RZR and truck for days using it on and off it plugged into a 12 volt source with never an issue. It’s a great little unit. Hope this helps.

Does it work inside a commercial flight with the Glo 2 very close to a window? If yes, what mapapp can I use if there is no wifi service in the plane?

Mine worked inside my car through the windshield. I was pairing it with my iPad using Avenza maps. I didnt try it in a plane.

Does it work with the isailgps gps app?

Yes it does & very well!

Does this work with the Kindle?

No idea but it perfectly work on ipad n android from sea level to flight level 41000

¿Utiliza el Google Earth e importa el archivo Kmz con la planificación?

Solo es un receptor satelital (antena) funciona para dar mayor recepción a la antena GPS de cualquier dispositivo yo lo uso en aviación con diferentes softwares y trabaja excelente.

Buenas tardes, este dispositivo también graba las rutas voladas y se puede descargar a una computadora? Gracias

Este dispositivo solo te permite conectarte a el por medio de Bluetooth, te brindará datos de posición altitud velocidad, pero lo que hagan las apps de tu dispositivos es muy diferente, tal vez si existan apps para que graben lo que ocupas.

Will this work for google maps when i do not have cell service?

It is not a replacement for cell service. It only receives a gps signal from a satellite and sends that signal via Bluetooth to a device such as an iPad that does not have gps built into it. I think google maps is an internet based app only. You need a cell signal to run google maps such as from your phone.

How to attach it to my backpack strap for hiking purpose?

Garmin makes a belt clip for the GLO

Are the batteries rechargeable?

It says It has up to 13 hours of battery life to keep your position on long trips, and charging GLO 2 between uses is easy with the included USB cable or optional 12/24 V vehicle power cable.

Info About Garmin GLO 2 GPS and GLONASS Receiver for Precise Position Information on Mobile Devices, Black (Reviews From Amazon)

It works with MotionX-GPS on an old iPad

I bought the Garmin GLO2 for use with a six year old non-cellular iPad to provide navigation. I first thought Apple would allow the GPS signal from an iphone to be sent to a non-cellular iPad but of course they do not and there is no way of using the iphone GPS data that Apple is willing to disclose. After seeing a couple of other solutions I went for the Garmin because of their GPS history and experience.

The instructions are not comprehensive. The unit pairs easily enough over Bluetooth. The blue LED goes from flashing to solid when it is paired.

The flashing green LED took five minutes to find a satellite fix the first time I turned it on. When it had found the fix it turned to a solid green.

On charging the amber light flashes until the battery is fully charged .

If like me, you put the device on to charge and it’s hunting for satellites then the green and amber lights flash alternatively. It’s both charging and hunting for satellites. Makes sense. But the instructions say that green and amber flashing alternately means you either have a faulty battery or a system error. So there was five minutes of buyers remorse until the green light turned solid. Now there’s a solid green and a flashing amber until fully charged.

After pairing I brought up Motionx-GPS – surely the best navigation app on the market at the moment. I use it for navigating around on some of the nearby lakes. The app allows you to choose the method of location fixing: GPS, WIFI or manual. I turned off the WiFi and then I hit the GPS soft button and within a couple of seconds the signal strength for GPS appeared and fixed my position within 98 feet (the app said). I’m not sure where the accuracy number is coming from. However I have left the tracking function working on the app for 30 minutes and the app is showing movement of about 40 feet in a straight line even though the device is sitting on my desk.

In terms of the specifications I would probably have given it 2 stars. Cold Start 60s – no – more like five minutes. Accuracy 3m – no – 30 minutes of use shows a track deviation of 40 feet and my app, however it is getting the accuracy data, says 98 feet.

BTW turning on Wifi on the iPad improves the accuracy to 33 feet. I’ll take the unit on road trip to see if that changes as soon as we are out of WiFi range and let you know the result.

But for $99 i now have a working navigation system on a big screen and a new use for an old iPad. I’m happy enough it works with a non-garmin app.

Edit on October 15th 2019 – I’ve used the GLO 2 for a few months now and it’s performed well. For whatever reason the Motion-X app now shows the accuracy is 16 feet. I’ve written to Motion-X asking them how they calculate the accuracy but I’ve not received a reply. I agree with one of the other posts that it really needs an accurate battery level indicator. I would pay an extra $10 if the device had this. On another point I don’t understand why Apple doesn’t allow the export of the GPS location over Bluetooth – any clever people out there who could explain if this is achievable?

Good for boat navigation with iPad

I bought this to use with a WiFi-only iPad on which I am running Navionics for boat navigation. I recently sailed from Miami to Gulfport, MS both across parts of the Gulf and the ICW. This unit paired seamlessly with the iPad and was accurate enough for my use. I mounted it at my helm with some doublesided Velcro and even under the bimini I had no reception issues.

It isn’t waterproof or maybe even water resistant so I need to rig up some sort of waterproof case for it that won’t reduce reception. Otherwise no issues. Battery life was pretty good – sometimes 12 hours. Usually 8-10. But there is no real battery meter so I would just charge it up with a battery pack while still using it when the low battery light started to flash.

This plus a WiFi iPad made for a good primary nav setup for my 34’ sailboat. That said I also bought an android tablet as my backup, which comes with built in GPS, and it worked great too (see my other reviews). I’m partial to the build quality of Apple products and for something I was literally trusting the existential safety of myself and my boat with I used the apple + garmin combo and can recommend it. That said, you can buy three android tablets for the price of one apple+garmin and have redundancies. But I digress. This Garmin is a good product.

Very good addition to your ipads.

Very fast to lock to satellites, works well in 777 flight deck even while it’s flying. Very good battery life. Quite handy especially when you fly over areas where gps jamming occurs, the glo2 will just use the glonass’ signals.

Garmin GLO 2 with Gaia GPS – A great pairing for outdoors.

I have not yet tested the Garmin GLO 2 GPS Receiver in a forest area with lots of trees but I have been using it in the deserts of Arizona where there’s been very poor cellular signal on my iPhone in the past where Maps couldn’t figure out where I was…. so, I am happy to report how happy I am to combine this GPS Receiver with GaiaGPS app. It’s a perfect pair for planning routes or simply recording where your outdoor adventures have taken you.

Great GPS for flying with Foreflight!

We’ve used this tiny GPS receiver in our Bonanza on several flights. It has worked very well and is accurate to within 4 meters, laterally. The battery is rated for 13 hours. It quickly pairs with our I-Pad Mini 6 and it’s accuracy is great with Foreflight.

We decided on this GPS unit so we could purchase the less expensive model I-Pad Mini6 without built in GPS. We researched the I-Pad with built-in GPS and many Pilots have had issues with getting a good GPS signal in the cabin. Not so with this Garmin unit. I place it on the dash for it to pick-up the satellites and once it pairs with the I-Pad, it is placed out of the sunlight and into a door handle recess. It continues to function just fine even though it is in a door pocket of our plane. Beware, this device WILL overheat in direct sunlight and shut-down. It cannot live on the dashboard of your plane. Highly recommended!

Works Great

Using Gaia app on I-Pad, accuracy without GLO 2 is +-213 feet. Using GLO 2 it improves to +-16 feet. Elevation accuracy also improved to match what elevation the topo map says it should be. Simple to use and small format (a little larger than a Zippo lighter). This is a very affordable way to make a phone or tablet act as an accurate GPS device, but not be stuck with old technology in a couple of years.

Accurate and easy to use

The Garmin Glo 2 Bluetooth GPS worked awesomely for our week long trip to Big Bend National Park. I knew before going there we wouldn’t have much of any cell signal (I was right) so got this for the trip. I downloaded a Gaia GPS map for the park before heading there and quickly connected the Glo 2 to our mini iPad. It worked great and we could see where we were anywhere in the park.
This will come in handy this summer when we spend three weeks in the backcountry of Colorado. Very happy with this purchase.

Great Device, Misleading Manual

★ from Amazon Customer on December 15, 2019

Updated Review

I returned the first device because I thought the battery will not hold charge. The manual states the and alternating Green and Orange lights indicates a “Faulty Battery or System Error.” After receiving the second device, it gave the same indications. After reviewing YouTube and the Garmin Website, the Garmin troubleshooting section makes a distinction between two types of alternating orange and green light. Someone posted a YouTube video showing the distinction between the two. Turns out that the the device has to be on to charge the battery. When on and charging, the light will alternate between orange and green until fully charged. When fully charged, the light turns solid orange. Original review posted below. In both cases, when I tried to charge the device, I selected it off. The device must be left on to charge. It working as advertised now.

Original Review:

Went to use it for the first time only to find out that the battery was dead. Worked well with an external battery. Recharged battery and tried it again a day later only to find that the battery was dead.

Work great, EASY

I bought to increase sample rate for free racing application RACE CHRONO. Charged battery, read instructions, mounted on dash with view of sky, linked in my app setup. And it works great. Time, speed, long/lat acceleration values are much improved. Battery lasted all weekend, it turns off when not being used, so be sure to turn it back on if it shut off. Highly recommended. Arrived in 2 days.

Gps improved 200%

Love it, I needed that bump up on sats for my contestant use of navigation and use in other gps devices.

I love how it instantaneously reroutes Google Maps without any loss of breadcrumb drops. It now has an accuracy of my location down to 6.5ft!! Whereas before it was like 24ft and constantly having trouble finding me.

I am very happy with this little device, just wish it had more accessory options like a carry clip, or case to wear or even dash options for the car. Have to improvise on that stuff.

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