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Used with the iphone 3GS IOS 6
on 15 October 2013
I purchased the GNS 2000 to sort out my satnav and a couple of gliding applications running on my IOS 6 iphone 3GS. I was a little nervous, as I could find no reviews that mentioned iphones and was aware that IOS 6 has a bug that makes external bluetooth GPS operation difficult. However, I received excellent support from GNS and after a bit of fiddling, it works very well.
On the iphone the system changes smoothly between the internal and external systems as you switch the 2000 off and on. I have found that it is best to let the 2000 auto connect and settle down with all lights on before running your navigation app, but a quick switch off and back on of the 2000 clears things if it stays on internal. A good app’ for checking the operation is GPS Status.
I have also tried it with Windows 7 Home Premium and a couple of windows mobile 6.5 units. They all worked in the end but I had to reset the input settings for one WM 6.5 app’ (SeeYou Mobile). This is because the 2000 outputs a full house of standard sentences and some apps object.
The logger download software (available from their site) conflicts with Norton and you have to disconnect wi-fi and virus protection to get it to work. This is why it is rated at 4 rather than 5.
Lastly, a couple of general (in terms of operation) points :-
a) It is aimed at the aviation and sat nav markets so it, rightly, has static navigation switched on. Worked OK for me when walking, but geocaching may be a problem.
b) Android :- Not tested as I discovered that my Kindle Fire HD will not work with any external GPS as the function is deliberately inhibited in the operating system. Again, GNS Support supplied a lot of good input for Android users.
Best of luck, not straightforward on IOS 6 but works well when you crack it.