Is the Unleashed compatible with external GPS devices?


The compatible GPS Receivers are:

  • Holux M-241 Plus
  • QStarz BL-1000ST
  • QStarz BL-1000GT
  • QStarz BL-818GT *new*
  • Transystem GL-770

These GPS Receivers are some of the few that support Bluetooth Low Energy. Unfortunately most other GPS receivers use only Classic Bluetooth (as did our Unleashed’09) but the Unleashed ’18 is not compatible with those. The above list is not exhaustive though, and we’re open for suggestions which GPS receivers with BLE we should have a look at next.

To pair your Unleashed with a GPS device, turn it on, make sure Bluetooth is on and that it isn’t connected to the QStarz/Holux app if you were previously using it. Then in the Unleashed app, navigate to Accessories: App menu → Unleashed icon in bottom left → tap on your Unleashed → tap “Accessories”. The GPS should show up there. Then simply tap on it to pair it.

It’s also possible to indirectly connect GPS Receivers from Bad Elf with the Unleashed. Since the Bad Elf GPS Pro and Pro+ are MFI certified, they can be used to provide a high precision location for iOS devices. Since the Unleashed connected to that same iPhone uses the smartphone’s location, it will indirectly receive the high precision location from the Bad Elf GPS.

Please refer to this blog post for more information.

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