Garmin Glo compatibility

Peter Cloet shared this question 4 years ago
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I am running v3.9.1 (Pro version) and was wondering whether this version works with the Garmin Glo?

Does it connect directly to the device or does it require an intermediary app to route the data.


Thanks for the feedback,


Peter

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Good day Peter,


this is very interesting question and to be true, "I have no idea". You may find few topics already here on forum, so suggest to check them. Maybe they will give you and answer. Because few people already wrote me, that it works without problems, few wrote me that it do not work at all and few wrote that it require Bluetooth GPS application from Google Play to make it work. So best is to try it and you will. I'm sorry, but I cannot help here more. Thanks for understanding.

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Hi Menion,


Thanks for the quick feedback.

I was afraid of this answer :-) as I did find a lot of confusing posts on the forum.

I will by the device from Amazon - which has a return policy... :D


Thanks,


Peter

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Glad to help at least little bit.


Do not know real reason of your purchase and I also do not want to reduce amount of customers of Garmin, just consider if external BT device is real benefit.


If you have device that supports American GPS and Russian Glonass satellites, difference in accuracy won't be so huge. Also estimated 10 hours of battery life in Garmin isn't a miracle and permanently running Bluetooth connection is better then internal GPS, but a lot better is external powerbank which may charge your device three times for a half (maybe less) price (solution I use).


Just a small suggestion. Feel free to ask or discuss if you wants :).

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Hi Menion,


I'm using the Locus app primarily for geocaching as I have found that the internal GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S4 is simply not accurate enough. I have been using a GlobalSat BT-368 external receiver since years and was very satisfied with that. Unfortunately, my current device seems to be having (technical) issues (I need to start it up repeatedly before I get a lock and the satelites show up in Locus or in Bluetooth GPS).

I was looking out for a replacement device and - as the BT-368 has been discontinued - I looked at this Garmin device.

When I'm out for a full day, I usually don't have any power issues with the GPS receiver. The smartphone does require an external powerbank (which I have).


Peter

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Ah understand. Then I may only wish you good luck!

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Hi Menon,

Just to let you know that I received the Garmin Glo today and immediately tried it and... it works!

I paired the device and fired up Locus Pro. It immediately found the Glo and started searching for satelites.

Just as I expected it to work (so without an intermediate app like Bluetooth GPS).

Accuracy is (sub) 1 meter according to Locus (compared to 3-5 meter with built-in S4 GPS).

Me happy! :-)


Peter

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Thank you for this information. I'm happy together with you ;).

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