Used instead of a cabled GPS I needed to connect an external GPS to my Windows 8.1 laptop but didn't have the necessary hardware to connect. A quick search revealed this and some other apps. Installed on my Moto G, paired with Windows laptop OK. Assigned a bluetooth COM port on the laptop and set the speed to 4800. It just works!
Perfect Solution for me! We have an app that uses external GPS devices, and all of my devices were at a conference. I couldn't fix any bugs without them. I downloaded this app and turned my phone into an external GPS for my android tablet. Perfect! I have a Samsung S5 running the app and a Samsung Plus 7.0 connected to my phone. Thanks for saving me from a week of no bug fixes!
Works well with GPSGATE for Windows Only one issue getting it working with GPSGATE client for windows and that is it is not recognized as a bluetooth GPS per say but it is available as a standard com port connection over bluetooth. After connecting to com9 in gpsgate I got it working. I hope to see this service searchable as a bluetooth gps when adding input under gpsgate for windows.
Works but speed error Tested with Waze & Co-pilot. Both show 5 mph faster than actual. Both apps show correct speed when used with a hardware GPS Bluetooth Mouse. Same result with imperial or metric units selected. Nexus 6 running 5.1.1 Fix and its a 5 star app.
Works with Grlevel 3! So far this is promising. While not as "easy" to setup on some BT software. I did manage to get this working and had my Grlevel 3 weather radar software find the GPS data! (Have to use a lower com port for serial) Also on my WinXP internal BT on my laptop, I installed Toshiba Stack v9.xx so it gave me all the serial and misc abilities to setup for a bluetooth device. Still the app has issues some.. I have to reinstall the serial port every time I want to connect. However for a start. This app did what I need on my Galaxy S3. Oh, if you have issues getting GPS data on your PC after you connect. Make sure your screen is ON. Seems when its off or standby.. even tho its connected. Oddly its not sending the data.
With Xperia SP I had some challenges to get WIn7 com port to work. After the intalling MyPhoneExpolrer the com started to work. As there is compass, HDG and/or HDM would be nice to have via NMEA also.
Fix some issues
Play in the outdoors with Android as your Handheld GPS and offline topo maps!
It shows MGRS grids and locations on the map, and saves waypoints in your phone
Outdoor GPS navigation app for hiking, biking, geocaching and other activities