Q&A

1. The GPS Demo software GpsView doesn’t seem to be making any connections with my Bluetooth GPS receiver. How do I make it work?
2. My Bluetooth GPS Receiver seems to be receiving the satellite signals, but I am unable to establish a connection between the receiver and my PDA. How can I make a connection?
3. Does the i-Blue Bluetooth GPS receiver work with my smart phone and TomTom Mobile Navigation software?
4. How can I connect a smart phone with a i-Blue GPS receiver?
5. Where can I buy a brand-new battery for i-Blue usage if I want another one?
6. What's the default baud rate for i-Blue7x7 series?
7. Is it possible to enable the VTG/ GLL NMEA sentence in i-Blue7x7 series?
8. Where can I find another home charger for my GPS?
9. I am installing my GPS now. I have a PDA/ Smartphone, an i-Blue 7x7 and navigation AP. How can I begin to use?
10. Does my GPS support SBAS?
11. What is Fuzzy Auto On/ Off Mechanism and Smart Power Save?
12. What's the difference between NAV and LOG mode of i-Blue747?
13. Are the “Smart Power Save” and “Fuzzy Auto On/Off” mechanism still available for i-Blue747?
14. What does the parameter “Mili-second” mean in LogTool?
15. Is LogTool compatible with MS Vista?
16. What is the limit of expected erase/re-write cycles in logger?
17. Can users download the logged data by Bluetooth?
18. What is the difference between “Height” and "Elevation" in LogTool?
19. The latitude and longitude format seems strange in LogTool. Is it a correct latitude and longitude?
20. The time is not synchronized to my time zone, why?
21. How do I know if memory is full?
22. How does the mixed logging function work?
23. How can I make the internal clock time correct?
24. What height value is recorded in i-Blue747/ i-Blue757 Pro?
25. The *.csv file seems strange, all longitudes are pure numbers, why?
26. How to start a new track log with i-Blue747/ 757 Pro?
27. Will the trip recorder work with Mac OSX or PPC Macs?
28. Is there any new version of firmware for i-Blue 747 to set the frequency to 5 Hz?
29. Why do I have to adjust the logged data for Daylight Savings Time?
30. How do I set a correct time and why I do always get a clock time shift?
31. Can this product be used on 64bit Vista?
32. In the LogTool, what do the words in the "VALID" column mean? Are there other descriptions apart from "SPS" and "DGPS"?
33. I have incorrect logged data, how can I make the Logger work again?
34. How can I activate the SBAS function? Do I need to turn it on or software is needed?
35. I live in Japan, the MSAS ID(PRN) should be "129" for MTSAT-1R and "137" for MTSAT-2. Why can't I see them?
1. The GPS Demo software GpsView doesn’t seem to be making any connections with my Bluetooth GPS receiver. How do I make it work? (i-Blue7x7 Series)
  You will need to make sure your PDA is paired with Bluetooth device. Follow the section “Chapter 2. Getting started > Step 3 Connecting your handheld device with the i-Blue” to make sure that your PDA is recognizing the Bluetooth GPS receiver properly. If so, you will need to connect with the device by going to the Bluetooth Manager and double-tapping on the i-Blue icon.
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2. My Bluetooth GPS Receiver seems to be receiving the satellite signals, but I am unable to establish a connection between the receiver and my PDA. How can I make a connection?(i-Blu7x7 Seriese)
  Go to the Bluetooth Manager on your PDA. Locate the “i-Blue: SPP Slave” icon and tap and hold. A pop-up menu will appear, select Delete. Next, perform a soft reset on your PDA. Once your PDA has finished resetting itself, go back to the Bluetooth Manager screen and perform the typical setup and connection procedures for your Bluetooth receiver (for help with connection please review the section “Chapter 2 Getting started > Step 3 Connecting your handheld device with the i-Blue”).
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3. Does the i-Blue Bluetooth GPS receiver work with my smart phone and TomTom Mobile Navigation software?(i-Blue7x7 Series)
  Yes. We found that TomTom Mobile Navigation tool recognize the device name “GPS”, which is capital sensitive. If the default name of your receiver does not include the word GPS, you have to rename your device, for example xxxxGPS.
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4. How can I connect a smart phone with a i-Blue GPS receiver?(i-Blue7x7 Series)
  We provide a series of common procedure of software installation to set up your SmartPhone, and they are OS oriented. For some unique OS, the steps may be a little bit different, please see your phone’s manual.
SOP for Windows Mobile 2003


SOP for Symbian Series 60
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5. Where can I buy a brand-new battery for i-Blue usage if I want another one?(i-Blue7x7 Series)
  i-Blue's battery is compatible with lots of digital cameras' bettery. A new battery is very easy to get.

i-Blue Battery Info
Also, i-Blue7x7 Series is compatible with lots of Nokia cell phone's battery (Original Nokia Li-ion Battery BL-5C),
Compatibility:
1100, 1101, 1110, 1112, 1600, 2300, 2310, 2600, 2610, 3100, 3120, 3650, 3660, 6030, 6230, 6230i, 6270, 6600, 6630, 6670, 6680, 6681, 6820, 6822, 7600, 7610, E50, E60, N-Gage, N70, N71, N72, N91
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6. What's the default baud rate for i-Blue7x7 series? (i-Blue7x7 series)
  The default baud rate for i-Blue7x7 series is 115200 bps.
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7. Is it possible to enable the VTG/ GLL NMEA sentence in i-Blue7x7 series? (i-Blue7x7 series)
  No, default setting of i-Blue7x7 supports following NMEA protocol: GSA, GSV, RMC, GGA
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8. Where can I find another home charger for my GPS? (i-Blue7x7 series)
  To charge your i-Blue7x7, you can use any home charger which supports DC output range from 4.5~5.5V or you can connect your i-Blue7x7 to laptop via a USB to mini USB cable. It takes 3~4 hrs to fully charge i-Blue7x7. This will neither damage your laptop nor the GPS.
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9. I am installing my GPS now. I have a PDA/ Smartphone, an i-Blue 7x7 and navigation AP. How can I begin to use? (i-Blue7x7 series)
  Please refer to "Chapter 2 Getting started" from manual.
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10. Does my GPS support SBAS?
  Yes, i-Blue7x7 supports SBAS (WAAS/ EGNOS/ MSAS).
For example, NMEA data below in red shows the information about SBAS. In this case, i-Blue7x7 uses
the assistant system MSAS (PRN#129). Meanwhile, if in Europe users may see EGNOS (PRN#120/ PRN#131) from GPS NMEA output.
$GPGGA,091016.406,2446.2993,N,12101.0471,E,2,10,00.8,
144.6,M,19.4,M,,0129*6E
$GPGSA,A,3,02,04,06,07,08,10,18,21,26,29,,,1.4,0.8,1.1*34
$GPGSV,3,1,12,2,35,128,39,4,07,132,27,6,33,273,38,7,35,
223,38*79
$GPGSV,3,2,12,8,18,055,35,9,14,184,23,10,42,037,40,18,06,
281,28*75
$GPGSV,3,3,12,21,13,318,34,26,78,295,42,29,73,355,39,
129,54,139,35
*45
$GPRMC,091016.406,A,2446.2993,N,12101.0471,E,0.00,
123.69,010306,,,D*69
$GPVTG,123.69,T,,,0.00,N,0.00,K,D*7A
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11. What is Fuzzy Auto On/ Off Mechanism and Smart Power Save? (i-Blue7x7 series)
  Fuzzy Auto On/ Off---GPS goes into sleep mode when Bluetooth is disconnected for more than 3 minutes. When Bluetooth is connected again, GPS signal reception is ON again.
Smart Power Save---Bluetooth is ON only when NMEA transmission is required. Bluetooth is OFF when NMEA transmission is not required.
Note: TSI patent pending for “Fuzzy Auto On/ Off Mechanism” and “Smart Power Save”.
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12. What's the difference between NAV and LOG mode of i-Blue747? (i-Blue747)
  NAV: Working as Bluetooth GPS receiver.
LOG: Both navigation and logging functions are enabled.
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13. Are the “Smart Power Save” and “Fuzzy Auto On/Off” mechanism still available for i-Blue747? (i-Blue747)
  Yes, both “Smart Power Save” and “Fuzzy Auto On/Off” mechanism are still available for i-Blue747.
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14. What does the parameter “Mili-second” mean in LogTool? (i-Blue747/ 757 Pro)
  Mili-second is 1 /1000 of a second.
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15. Is LogTool compatible with MS Vista? (i-Blue747/ 757 Pro)
  Yes, LogTool v2.0 can support MS Vista.
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16. What is the limit of expected erase/re-write cycles in logger? (i-Blue747/ 757 Pro)
  Users can operate i-Blue747/ 757 Pro well within 100,000 times erase/re-write cycles. Beyond 100,000 times of erase/re-write, Serial Flash may malfunction.
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17. Can users download the logged data by Bluetooth? (i-Blue747/ 757 Pro)
  No, download logged data via Bluetooth is not supported.
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18. What is the difference between “Height” and "Elevation" in LogTool? (i-Blue747/ 757 Pro)
  ELEVATION--- The elevation of the satellite
HEIGHT--- The altitude of a place above sea level.Besides, ELEVATION, AZIMUTH and SNR can only be checked when SID (satellite ID) is checked.
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19. The latitude and longitude format seems strange in LogTool. Is it a correct latitude and longitude? (i-Blue747/ 757 Pro)
  Referring to Lat/ Lon format, we don't use "-" (minus) to show West Longitude and South Latitude. Users can see from grid array of "Data Log List”, there is an extension field named "N/S" and "E/W" by the side of "Lat" and "Lon".
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20. The time is not synchronized to my time zone, why? (i-Blue747/ 757 Pro)
  LogTool does give an correct time zone.There are three places you can see TIME information,

i. Satellite information: local time---
With a real-time display, the local time of your time zone is shown here.
ii.Data log list (Grid array): UTC time/ Greenwich time---
UTC time is shown here, not a real-time display.
iii. GoogleMap: UTC time/ Greenwich time---
UTC time is shown here, not a real-time display.
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21. How do I know if memory is full? (i-Blue747/ 757 Pro)
  Your memory is full when the orange GPS light turns from orange to solid blue.
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22. How does the mixed logging function work?
  Please see the "Data Log List" of DataLog, there is a field named RCR (Record Reason).
T--- Stands for “Time Interval”
D--- Stands for “Distance”
S--- Stands for “Speed”
Please see from the grid array of Data Log List to know by which record method these logged data are recorded.
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23. How can I make the internal clock time correct? (i-Blue747/ 757 Pro)
  There are no internal clock delay, it is UTC time (Greenwich time) that confused users. For local time, users can see from "Satellite Information" tab, it shows local time and date.
PS. Local time stands for TIME in which time zone users are located.
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24. What height value is recorded in i-Blue747/ i-Blue757 Pro? (i-Blue747/ 757 Pro)
  The GGA-sentence in NMEA looks like following (from “Satellite Information” tab):
$GPGGA,190844.000,4735.5878,N,00739.2819,E,1,5,2.03,
298.0,M,48.0,M,,*5F
The height above sea level is 298.0 meters and the height of geoid above WGS84 is 48.0 meters.
We add these two parameters together (345.937) and put into logged data. Therefore in the logged data, users can only see following GGA sentence.
$GPGGA,190844.000,4735.587800,N,739.281880,E,1,5,2.30,
345.937,M,0.0,M,0.0,0*78
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25. The *.csv file seems strange, all longitudes are pure numbers, why? (i-Blue747/ 757 Pro)
  The field “Longitudes” take advantage of GPS signal, and the GPS NMEA sentences provide pure numbers.For example, 120.479725 E---To obtain degree/ minute/ second information, users can calculate to translate.
i. Degree: 120
ii. Minute: 0.479725*60 = 28.7835
iii. Second: 0.7835*60 = 47.01
Besides, users can set the format in GoogleEarth by themselves, no matter they want to see pure numbers or format with degree/ min/ sec.
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26. How to start a new track log with i-Blue747/ 757 Pro? (i-Blue747/ 757 Pro)
  Please erase previous recorded data first, and users can start a new track log.
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27. Will the trip recorder work with Mac OSX or PPC Macs? (i-Blue747)
  No, our LogTool software only support Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista.
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28. Is there any new version of firmware for i-Blue 747 to set the frequency to 5 Hz? (i-Blue747)
  i-Blue747 is designed for 1Hz update rate. It doesn't support for 5Hz update rate.
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29. Why do I have to adjust the logged data for Daylight Savings Time? (i-Blue747)
  This is because people have already CHANGED their clocks. Due to original GPS signal shows Greenwich time, users have to adjust time back again.
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30. How do I set a correct time and why do I always get a clock time shift? (i-Blue747)
  This is because the logged data stored in logger is UTC time. For example, if you live in area Greenwich Mean Time -4. Seeing 19:16:28 in logged data list, your local time is 15:16:28 instead.
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31. Can this product be used on 64bit Vista? (i-Blue747)
  Yes, the USB drivers for our products support 64bit Vista.
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32. In the LogTool, what do the words in the "VALID" column mean? Are there other descriptions apart from "SPS" and "DGPS"? (i-Blue747)
  As you can see from VALID column, SPS means logged data is recorded in " GPS fix " situation (also known as Standard Positioning Service). DGPS means "EGNOS/WAAS fix", known as Differential GPS. Yes, there are other 7 FIX QUALITY apart from "SPS" and "No fix", they are Invalid (no fix), PPS fix, Real Time Kinematic, Float RTK, Estimated mode, Manual input mode, Simulation mode.
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33. I have incorrect logged data, how can I make the Logger work again? (i-Blue747)
  We suggest to perform a ERASE, or a RESET.
- A RESET command wipes out the data in GPS and return the unit to its initial factory settings. If users having trouble with their unit and erase doesn't help, a reset may be recourse.
- An ERASE command is a way only to erase all the data in GPS's memory.
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34. How can I activate the SBAS function? Do I need to turn it on or software is needed? (i-Blue7x7 Series)
  Our GPS supports SBAS (DGPS) at all times, users don't have to enable it themselves.
It depends on where users are located, can see or cannot see DGPS satellite.
Most of the case, in a open sky view users can obtain DGPS signal.
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35. I live in Japan, the MSAS ID(PRN) should be "129" for MTSAT-1R and "137" for MTSAT-2. Why can't I see them? (i-Blue747)
  For Our GPS solution, real output is satellite # - 87
In case it's DGPS satellite #129, users will then see #42
In case it's DGPS satellite #137, users will then see #50
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