Using Bluetooth for a wireless connection is sort of defeated by having the unit connected to the power supply, but it does save on batteries. How did we achieve these ratings? Satellite Reception and Time to acquire a fix See this page for detailed timings and comparisons excluding GPSmart, see below. An instruction manual My review package also had a USB data cable in it, this has a dual purpose of data transfer and charging the GPS. Your track is not displayed automatically, you need to start a route trace, which you save and this then becomes a route. The nice touch here is that the unit remains fully functional as a standalone unit even while its sending data over BT. You can also see the low battery indicator in this picture.

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Fortuna GPSmart – GPS navigator

I was surprised yet again at the speed of Fixing. The front of the receiver has the display and fortunna battery low indicator. To top it off, we have had two of these units, one died with some strange problem backlight on but no info on screen and the other arrived DOA.

QTY Add to Cart. As far as batteries go, Fortuna recommends you use Alkaline batteries, but I found that rechargeable batteries NiMH work fine, probably at the expense of battery life. No AAA batteries handy? Please make sure that you’ve entered a valid question.


This cable is used not only for connecting to the USB port on a computer, but foruna to provide power to the receiver. You cannot plan a route by linking waypoints.

Dispatched from and sold by Kryonet Ltd Est. Mobile Apps dortuna Lance Whitney Dec 17, What do you get in the box? Handheld Functionality Those of you out there that are used to traditional handheld GPS receivers will find track recording, waypoints, routing, and navigation all built in to this device.

fortun Standalone functions and screens: Mobile by Lance Whitney Jul 29, Upgrading the firmware is not a task for the weak hearted!! Catching up with Android, the latest iOS version of the crowdsourcing traffic app can track your progress or lack thereof when it’s gridlock. I missed the presence of an onscreen battery meter to manage battery life.

Allows you to select a waypoint and navigate to it. Store pricing may vary from the price advertised on BatteriesPlus. Compare Compare Compare Now. Why squint at one of those typically tiny GPS screens when, for a few bucks more, you can get a roomy, easy-on-the-eyes 5-incher? The antenna and electronics design are excellent. The display is adequate.

Fortuna GPSmart – Bluetooth: : Electronics

The simple way to describe this is that you can only navigate on a route that you have already traveled. Using Bluetooth for firtuna wireless connection is sort of defeated by having the unit connected to the power supply, but it does save on batteries.


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The button provides the Enter functionality whilst the rocker allows the user to move up and down a list of items. Log In or Register Welcome Guest. This meant that the route you had just traced was not visible, but a blank screen was.

Fortuna Electronic GPSmart USB GPS Receiver

Check out the AmazonBasics GPS Travel Casefrom our AmazonBasics bags and cases rangea new offering of quality consumer electronics accessories at great value prices. Entering the name of the waypoint is a vpsmart laborious, a little more so than the other handhelds that I have used, but not a lot. You can also see the low battery indicator in this picture.

When you buy a replacement battery from Batteries Plus Bulbs, you know your Fortuna GPS will be ready whenever — and wherever — you need it. The first fix straight from the box was quick at 2 minutes 3seconds. The insists on you selecting the device you gpsmarh to connect to rather than selecting the default and re-connecting automatically.