Recently, GNS launched the compact GNS 5870-an add-on Bluetooth GPS receiver specifically designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch (also works with any smartphone that accepts a Bluetooth serial connection).
Its highly-sensitive 32-channel GPS chip provides fast and precise positioning. Perfect for situations where the built-in GPS receiver is not reliable enough (aviation) or for adding GPS capabilities to devices without a built-in receiver.
The receiver is compatible with all current iOS GPS software apps – no jailbreaking needed! In addition to iOS devices, the GNS 5870 MFI can be used with any computer that accepts a Bluetooth serial connection.
The embedded Li-Ion battery allows for operation time around 10 hrs, and can be charged from the bundled car adapter or any USB port/charger. A benefit of the Bluetooth connection is that you can locate the GPS receiver away from the iPad for optimal reception, and that the 30-pin dock connector is not blocked and free for usage with other accessories like audio player hands-free or FM Transmitter.
The GNS 5870 MFI is delivered together with a cigarette lighter adaptor and a USB cable for charging.
Compatible with the following iOS devices under Apple’s “Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad” program:
- iPad (both 3G/non 3G version)
- iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G
- iPod touch 3G, 2G
This GPS Receiver has really been designed for professional purposes and it is selling for $119.95.