Looking at it it looks like a traditional handheld GPS. Culture by Luke Westaway Aug 7, It can take a bit of getting used to. The GPSmart only supports connection to a single device so the utopia of connecting multiple devices to the receiver cannot be realised at the moment. An instruction manual My review package also had a USB data cable in it, this has a dual purpose of data transfer and charging the GPS. How did we achieve these ratings? Battery Life and Power Supply:

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Connecting it to the Toshiba portable was just as easy, all I needed to do was define the serial port and open it within my GPS application. The screen displays in low resolution foftuna, and has colour leakage. As the name implies, this will let you calculate an area by walking around the place you are surveying.

If you must leave it in the car, at least keep it out of direct sunlight, which can overheat the battery on hot days. This nav app may be smart, but it’s no genius This nav app may be smart, but it’s no genius by Antuan Goodwin. What about number of satellites used in fixing and signal strength?

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In effect this was the first Fortuna product to become available to end users to the best of my knowledge. Waze now tells iOS users how long they’ll be stuck in traffic Catching up with Android, the latest iOS version of the crowdsourcing traffic app can track your progress or lack thereof when it’s gridlock. You cannot plan a route by linking waypoints. The satellite signal was lost as expected after we were about 50 meters inside the tunnel, as we came out the other side the receiver re-fixed within seconds, far too quickly to time.


Configuration The receiver works straight out of the box so configuration is not required, but built into the software of the device is a certain amount of system configuration.

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Set Up includes an interesting “mirror” mode 9. On one of the occasions that I was changing the batteries one of the gpemart connectors fell out. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. My first impression was that it looked chunky. You can also see the placement of the various control buttons. The “Go To” mode is a good example of this, very easy to set up and effective. Handheld Functionality Those of you out there that are used to traditional handheld GPS receivers will find track recording, waypoints, routing, and navigation all built in to this device.

The display screen is a low resolution display with low-resolution graphics. Manufacturers Technical Specifications These specifications are provided by Fortuna from their Website.

I didn’t like the idea of having to have a cable running to it in the car, but I did like the freedom standard batteries give you away from a power source. Navigation Navigation allows you to select a mark, or enter a set of co-ordinates and be directed to the spot selected.

I have had similar experiences when driving, I have found that I can get a very good signal with the receiver in my pocket, or even on the floor between the front seats in a storage compartment in my car.


On fortuja other you find that the unit needs to be powered when in the car, and you just don’t leave it on with such abandon as you do a unit with internal rechargeable batteries.

The pointer display is surrounded by the four points of the compass so you can see where you are relative to a paper map.

Fortuna GPSmart – GPS navigator

Entering the name of the waypoint is a gpsmaart laborious, a little more so than the other handhelds that I have used, but not a lot. Keep a Spare Charger Nearby – You should always have a compatible car charger in your glovebox so that you can charge your GPS in an emergency.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. In this mode, the GPSmart forfuna display a map with your position, recorded waypoints and marks and a small compass in the top right corner You can record marks give it a name and an icon base on categoryzoom in and out and use the timer.

Unfortunately the upgrading of the firmware requires opening up the case, shorting out some pins and uploading the new software. A total of 20 routes can be saved, using 31, “dots” and 3, waypoints with max per route. The simple way to describe this is that you can only navigate on a route that you have already traveled. There gpemart 16 different icons to choose from.