Blumax

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Blumax Technologies, based in Birmingham, UK, offer some bluetooth GPS devices.

They can be used with any mobile phone supporting J2ME and bluetooth (using mobiletrailexplorer).

They are cheap and accurate.


GPS-009

Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof




GPS-4012

Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof


Notes: This appears to be the non-logging version of the GPS-4043.



GPS-4013

Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof


Notes: This appears to be the non-logging version of the GPS-4044.



GPS-4043

  • 60€ WWW:
  • logger (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash:32MB (external: )
  • GPS: 51 channels, ( waas;egnos;msas, )
  • Display: , Connectivity: bluetooth
  • Internal: Batteries: Nokia BL-5C compatible: Li-Ion 1000mAh
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof


Notes: A GPS data logger which looks much like the i-Blue 747 and the specs seem to be somewhat like what PathFinder P3106 offers


Specifications according to the manufacturer:

  • Chipset: MTK 3318 chipset
  • Sensitivity: -158 dBm
  • 51 channels
  • Power: rechargeable Li-Ion battery 1000mAh compatible with Nokia BL-5C
  • Operationnal time: 25+ hours (when fix'd)
  • WAAS+EGNOS+MSAS
  • Auto On-Off function in NAV Mode, always on in LOG Mode
  • Protocol: NMEA-0183 (v. 3.01)

Model info by mtkbabel:

  • FlashInfo: 1C20161C (EON,4MB)
  • Model: 0007 (iBlue 747)
  • Firmware: B-core_1.1 (TSI_747CD)
  • Logger SW: V 1.38

GPS-4044

GPS-4044
  • £55 WWW:
  • logger (Navigation: no)
  • CPU: (OS: none), Flash:32MB (external: )
  • GPS: 66 channels, ( waas;egnos;msas, hdop;vdop;pdop )
  • Display: none, Connectivity: bluetooth;usb
  • Internal: button;status LEDs; Batteries: Nokia BL-5C compatible: Li-Ion 1000mAh
No-Symbol.svg Addresses No-Symbol.svg POIs
No-Symbol.svg Mass Storage mode No-Symbol.svg Waterproof

Pros: simple, accurate, battery lasts ages Cons: single-button only POI recording



Might be a clone of:

Very similar bluetooth/logger to the 4043, with the following exceptions. Cost: about £50 to £55. Accurate and handy little unit which you can instruct with mtkbabel to store HDOP, number of sats in view etc. along with lats, longs and times. Once it has a lock, the satellite (orange top) LED changes from solid orange to flashing orange. It has a little button in the middle of the LED cluster that can be used to drop a waypoint. Haven't played with the bluetooth facility; personally I just drop it into log mode and stuff it in a bike bag pocket. The cigarette lighter charger and anti-friction underside should make it useful for car-based mappers, but to be honest battery life is long enough without that. Charges over USB.

Specifications according to the manufacturer:

  • Chipset: unspecified (it's an MTKII one though: MTK 3329)
  • AGPS
  • Sensitivity: Acquisition: -148 dBm / Tracking -165 dBm
  • Startup time (hot/warm/cold): 1.5s / 34s / 35s
  • Ships with a car cigarette lighter USB Mini-B adapter

From mtkbabel:

  • Model ID: 000F
  • Firmware: Version: 1, Release: AXN_1.30-B_1.3_C01

From udev:

  • ID_VENDOR_ID=0e8d (MediaTek Inc.)
  • ID_MODEL_ID=3329
  • ID_REVISION=0100