Instead of Making GPS smaller, Try Wireless – Bluetooth GPS En Route

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Transplant Computing has released a GPS package designed to communicate with Palm OD PDA’s via Bluetooth connection. Their creation makes perfect sense. Why try to jam GPS functionality into an SD card when you can use a wireless connection instead?

Transplant is billing the device as the first Bluetooth GPS ever and I’d have to agree. I’ve not seen anything quite like it before, but I imagine we’ll see quite a few more if this add-on starts to sell. The Bluetooth GPS is bundled with Mapopolis Platinum software that is installed on the Palm OS PDA. It communicates directly with the GPS receiver giving the user a nice color interface.

Another great thing about cutting the wires is that you can position the GPS in a more favorable location. If you are in the car for instance, you will often get a bed signal if the GPS is resting on the center console. However, if you can put it up on the dash, signal will be dramatically improved.

The GPS seems to be shipping now at a price of $369.99. If you want one or to learn more, hit their site here.

Brian

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