Plug it into a Win7 64 bit laptop, the laptop immediately sees the GPS, the GPS locks onto 3 satellites from the basement of a two story home. You may also like. Skip to main content. You can crack the plastic shell open, solder a pin header to the GPS board’s cont acts and make them work with an Arduino by using them in conjunction with the Adafruit GPS library. Also a good idea to restart the computer prior to plugging in and installing the new GPS. Originally Posted by YoDude Very cool indeed

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Share your thoughts with other customers. The link is broken. Plugging pharso in will not get it to work. In order to make the Developer Regatta more interesting it should have a prize pool.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I discovered these GPS units have standard serial interfaces. You will need Maemo Mapper. I’d just follow the installation instructions included with your S4 unit to install it to your Windows 10 laptop and it should work like a champ without much other intervention. If there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program The most common drivers are listed on these pages: We are planning this Competition to happen November till February Item is in your Cart.


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It also interfaced fine with Microsoft Map point. It worked flawlessly and without complication. About to reinstall with the CD fresh. No, create an account now. Still works as if brand new.

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If you get an S4 I’d uninstall the other two drivers before installing the S4 drivers to avoid any potential conflicts. I tried it on Windows Vista laptop with a free nautical navigation package which required it be on a serial port.

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Get the S4 variant with the proper Windows 10 driver installed and be done with it or try to funk around with the Pharos unit driver and putting it into a different compatibility modes maybe Windows 7 to get it working on COM Port 8, but that will be the brain damage option IMO.


I took back my negative rating of one seller for a refund, but will not do it again. It will take a while for it to find the device and get a lock on it. Find all posts by Munk. This GPS works on it with the steps described in the initial post by zzzy.

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