External GPS

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Siempo2000
Posts: 7
Joined: November 6th, 2018, 4:42 pm

August 7th, 2019, 5:39 pm

Ok Guys,

Thanks for all the help with external GPS, however it is not working for my Holux 241+ so i have decided to return it. (probably faulty device as the menu is also not complete)

Two weeks ago i have made 300 photo's in the Czech republic and i had to manually add GPS coordinates for 50 of them and the ones with GPS where not accurate (off by +- 30 meters).
I feel i have been very patient with the new unleashed but i am done for now, i just need reliable & accurate GPS tagging.
Fortunately i was able to find a used unleashed 200+ and now GPS again working fine for me.

The new unleashed is going back in its box and will wait for better firmware or until i have to make timelapse/long exposure recordings.

I am sure you will be able to solve the external GPS issues in time and hope you will support the Qstarz devices again .

p.s. It seems the company behind Holux is in heavy weather at the moment see https://sclate.com/taiwan/the-veteran-g ... logy-news/
Oliver
Posts: 245
Joined: October 9th, 2018, 4:17 pm

August 8th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Hi Siem,

Sorry to hear that. Yeah, It does sound like Holux had a problem. We bought 3 for development and testing, and they all seem to be working fine.

That is indeed very interesting news about The company behind Holux! I hope they'll make it out of that dilemma! The Market for GPS devices like the ones they made is becoming smaller and smaller, as everyone is making due with the built-in GPS in Smartphones...

We're going to have another look at Qstartz devices (though they do seem to be overpriced for what they are), as well as Garmin, and we'll keep asking Bad Elf to finally release a BLE Version of their GPS Pro line.
Founder & CEO of Foolography, Hardware & Firmware developer.
Oliver
Posts: 245
Joined: October 9th, 2018, 4:17 pm

September 5th, 2019, 6:47 pm

It looks like Holux is no more. The website is down.

We have found a bug in our firmware, decoding the date: The dates were a couple of days in the future (eg August 31st was recorded as September 4th)
But we now believe to have finally figured out how to decode everything. The date will be correct until October 1st, and by then we will have released a new firmware with the bug corrected.

We are also implementing support for Qstarz BLE devices BL-1000ST and BL-1000GT at the moment.
Founder & CEO of Foolography, Hardware & Firmware developer.
Oliver
Posts: 245
Joined: October 9th, 2018, 4:17 pm

September 19th, 2019, 6:10 pm

The Firmware with the Holux decoding corrections were released today in an Android App update. iOS will follow, but we can't yet promise a date. But you can update the firmware with an Android phone of a friend and then continue using your iPhone afterwards. Qstarz protocol is implemented, and a testing device is on the way,

We also found another BLE GPS: the first one that uses a standard Protocol! We've already begun implementing support for that.
Founder & CEO of Foolography, Hardware & Firmware developer.
allanimal
Posts: 9
Joined: October 26th, 2018, 6:54 pm

September 19th, 2019, 9:29 pm

Oliver wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 6:10 pm
The Firmware with the Holux decoding corrections were released today in an Android App update. iOS will follow, but we can't yet promise a date. But you can update the firmware with an Android phone of a friend and then continue using your iPhone afterwards. Qstarz protocol is implemented, and a testing device is on the way,

We also found another BLE GPS: the first one that uses a standard Protocol! We've already begun implementing support for that.
Great news!
What’s the new BLE GPS.?
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