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Review Comments: Holux GR-240 (GPSlim) BT receiver
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lbendlin
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:26 pm    Post subject: Review Comments: Holux GR-240 (GPSlim) BT receiver Reply with quote

Lately we have seen a paradigm shift in Bluetooth GPS receivers. First of all the change to SiRF III chipsets means that a GPS position is no longer something you get if you are lucky, or positioning the receiver with completely unobstructed sky view.

The other shift we have seen is in the target audience. GPS receivers are no longer just for nerds who value function higher than form.

BuyGPSNow managed to send us a review unit, but just barely. At the time of the review they were sold out of the receivers, and waiting for the next batch to arrive (it did, they have stock again). Let's see if the hype is justified.

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/holux-gr240.php
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

I am thinking of replacing my ageing Globalsat 307 Compact Flash Gps with this item, the cheapest price I have seen is 66.83 including express delivery from USA

http://www.ps-gps.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=20

I reckon its a good price, but would prefer to get it from here in the UK.

If you have seen it cheaper please let me / others know by way of posting here?

Thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its 72.85 here in the UK
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gordon68,

Unfortunately the link price you gave for Clove didnt include postage which bumps it up to 78.61 & they dont appear to be in stock yet Crying or Very sad

Thanks very much for replying though, I do appreciate it :D

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just bought one from

http://www.nav4all.com/site2/www.nav4all.com/enguk/shop.php

I've been told it takes 7 days to arrive in the UK by another person who bought one. It's a fair bit cheaper than anywhere else i've found so i'm prepared to wait. Good luck Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good review. I've got a GPSlim 236 at the moment, so I probably won't be upgrading, however I'm planning on making a MicroSD GPS logger that plugs into the Mini B connector, or might be squeezable inside the unit. PM me if you'd be interested in such a device. It will also have a USB connector, so you can download the tracklogs onto your pc.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and is this the world's smallest BT GPS receiver??? I don't know of any smaller...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Nope, James Bond has the smallest GPS Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mint_Sauce wrote:
I've just bought one from

http://www.nav4all.com/site2/www.nav4all.com/enguk/shop.php

I've been told it takes 7 days to arrive in the UK by another person who bought one. It's a fair bit cheaper than anywhere else i've found so i'm prepared to wait. Good luck Smile


This is the 236, not the 240. We are not endorsing the nav4all site, ymmv.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys!

I don't know anything about Pocket GMS devices, but I read a couple of reviews and this was the device I liked the most so far.

What can you tell me about Holux? Do they make good devices? Is this the way to go or there are better around here?

And most of all, do you recommend buying this particular one?

Thanks!

P.S. I posted this question by mistake in the GR-271 thread. So if anyone has noticed this, please excuse me. I want the GR-240.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lbendlin wrote:
Mint_Sauce wrote:
I've just bought one from

http://www.nav4all.com/site2/www.nav4all.com/enguk/shop.php

I've been told it takes 7 days to arrive in the UK by another person who bought one. It's a fair bit cheaper than anywhere else i've found so i'm prepared to wait. Good luck Smile


This is the 236, not the 240. We are not endorsing the nav4all site, ymmv.


Sorry, I'm new to GPS units and was just trying to help out.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

Is there any erason why this GPS is so difficult to get hold of in this country?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ingenious wrote:

What can you tell me about Holux? Do they make good devices? Is this the way to go or there are better around here?

And most of all, do you recommend buying this particular one?


Holux are one of the pioneers of mobile consumer GPS devices. company with a good reputation.

Would I recommend to buy one? You bet! Ask your wife...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lbendlin wrote:
Holux are one of the pioneers of mobile consumer GPS devices. company with a good reputation.

Would I recommend to buy one? You bet! Ask your wife...


Yeah, I did buy one and it's really amazing - works flawlessly, it's super small and connects to my XDA Neo + TomTom 6 instantly.

Highly recommend it!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lbendlin wrote:

Ask your wife...


Why should he ask his wife, do they make Irons & other various kitchen items? Wink
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