[Loadstone] i-Blue 737A+ BT GPS Receiver (66 channels, AGPS, Auto On/Off, WAAS)

Kevin Chao kevinchao89 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 23:32:23 GMT 2008


Actually, the one you posted on 11/27/2008 was the I-Blue 737, which
has 51 channels. The one that I reviewed  here is the I-Blue 737A+ has
66 channels among other features. Here is your message, which was
posted on 11/27/2008:
"Gianfranco Giudice <g.giudice at balcab.ch>  Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 6:33 AM
Reply-To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Hi Monthy and all

As a seller of GPS Receivers, I tested many of them.
The M-1000 is good, but the best for now is the i-Blue737 from Transystem.
It not only acquires til 51 channels in less than 2 minutes, but includes
also a MiniUSB Home charger.
And the greatest thing is taht, if you forget to switch it off, it turns on
standby automatically saving a lot of battery.

A problem with M-1000 is that it doesn't work well with Nokia Maps and the
Holux Support is bad, even for dealers.

Royaltek products are also ok, but don't work with standard battery and

I don't recommend receivers with datalogger because they are more expensive
and not useful with Loadstone or Wayfinder Access.
Any other opinion is welcomed.

Best Regards




On 12/26/08, Gianfranco Giudice <g.giudice at balcab.ch> wrote:
> Hi
> This is what I said 2 weeks ago.
> Gian
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Kevin Chao
> Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2008 12:02 AM
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com; blindphones at mosenexplosion.com
> Subject: [Loadstone] i-Blue 737A+ BT GPS Receiver (66 channels, AGPS,Auto
> On/Off, WAAS)
> For the  last week or so, I have been using the I-Blue 737A+. I must say
> that this receiver is very impressive. I upgraded from the Holux M-1000,
> which is an excellent receiver as  well. The specifications for the I-Blue
> 737A+ is as follows:
>  iBlue 737A+ is equipped with a 66-channel MTK chipset, it provides
> ultra-high sensitivity -165dBm tracking and -148dBm signal acquisition. By
> integrating a smart power-saving option with fuzzy auto on/off, the iBlue
> 737A+ is also the most power-efficient receiver available. Highly sensitive
> and super-efficient, this device enjoys wide consumer appeal.
> Features
> •Semi indoor fixed
> •AGPS available
> •66 channels Bluetooth GPS
> •Smart Power Save Mechanism
> •Fuzzy Auto On/Off
> •Longer battery life of up to 32 hrs per full char
> •3 hrs charge time
> Here are the ways in which this  receiver out performs the M-1000.
> I flew from California to Louisiana  and did not turn on the GPS receiver
> until I got to Louisiana. I turndon the 737A+ inside a one-story house and
> was able to get a position fix within 30 seconds, where it took the M-1000
> over a minute. I then did aside-by-side test of GPS Drift and Multi-Path.
> Over the course of a few minutes, there was  no drift or multi-path to be
> reported from the 737A+, where the M-1000 had a change in position of around
> 50  feet and a change in heading of +/- 90 degrees. I then markda User POI
> and the entire time the POI staydwithin 30 feet, where the M-1000 had the
> POI staying within 50 feet.
> Note: All of these test were done within a one-story house, where multi-path
> and drift is more of an issue.
> i have also seen 12 and13 satellites on more than one occasion using the
> 737A+ and an accuracy of 7 feet, where I have seen the M-1000 have  an
> accuracy of 9 feet and 12 and 13 satellites just once or twice.
> So, I would recommend this receiver to anyone who is looking at a new
> receiver as not only are the  specifications are great, but the real-life
> testing backs  up the specifications.
> The I-Blue 737A+ is going for aroundUSD50 from:
> http://www.BuyGPSNow.com/
> I would recommend this site to anyone as the site is very accessible, easy
> to manageandI got the receiver within two days of ordering it.
> Thanks,
> Kevin
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