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Using the Trinity GPS with an Axim X50v

OP Kyzgar

11th April 2007, 04:19 PM   |  #1  
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I thought it would be cool to have TomTom running on a VGA device, and not have to use up a gig of storage memory on my MiniSD card for the maps. Using GPS2Blue, I was able to get it working, but it was a little tricky, so I thought I'd share what finally worked. I'm hoping that this will be useful in getting it working with other devices for those who are interested. Theoretically it should work to send the signal to laptops also.

On the X50v...
Turn on the Bluetooth

On the Trinity...
Install GPS2Blue (it's FREE) http://users.skynet.be/hofinger/GPS2Blue.html
In the Comm Manager, do Settings->Bluetooth
On the Devices tab, add the Axim X50v
On the COM Ports tab, create a New Outgoing Port
Select the X50v, use COM8, and un-check "Secure Connection", then Finish
Start GPS2Blue
Set the GPS as COM9, Speed 4800 (default), check the BT box, and use COM8
Then tap "On"

On the X50v...
Start TomTom
Go into the GPS device configuration screen
Select "Other NMEA GPS receiver"
Use 4800 for "GPS baud rate"
Select "Bluetooth Serial Port COM8:"
It should say "Waiting for a valid GPS signal..." for awhile, and then work.
If it says "No GPS device!", there's a communication problem. You might need to try some different port settings.

Other notes:
For some reason, the X50v only received the signal on COM8, even if I had the Trinity's outgoing connection and GPS2Blue configured for COM5 (those two need to match anyway). There didn't seem to be any configuration necessary on the X50v for incoming connections.

Enjoy!
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