Navman GPS 500 for Palm m-Series

Navman GPS 500 for Palm m-Series

Antenna: Helix Antenna
Channel: 12-channel parallel, automatic selection
Size: 8.5 cm x 4.4 cm x 7.5 cm
Power Consume: 32mA average (300ms/1700ms Trickle-power mode with 2 second update rate). Initial acquisition 150mA
Hot Start time to first fix: 8s typical
Warm Start time to first fix: 38s typical
Cold Start time to first fix: 45s typical
Re-acquisition Time: 100ms typical, reported at selected update rate.
Horizontal accuracy of position fix: 5.0 meters, typical (95% probable)
Interface: Palm Universal Connector (Serial)
Update Rate: Initial, every second. Typically every 2 seconds once fix established.
Output Message: NMEA 0183 Ver: 2.01, GPGGA, GPGSA, GPRMC, and GPGSV.
Power Source: 3.3V DC from the Palm’s internal 950 mAh Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery.
External Power 12.0V DC in-car adaptor



I was interested at GPS devices for a very long time, but for some reason I have never have one…..
By some chances, I recieve this unit a while ago, I was so excited with it.

As you can see, the Navman GPS 500 for Palm m-series came with a Universal connector with serial connection, which I was thinking there is actually no reason why it does not work with the TC, and yes, it does work.

I made this photo as I think the designner of this device make a very good mount for the m series, it fit so well on the m505, m500 and TC. (I think it should work with all Palm devices with universal connector serial connection, although they may not fit well on the mount….)

There is actually no good GPS Map program on PalmOS with a good GPS enable Map for Hong Kong, and the package I got was without the software CD, which included SmartPath City GPS Enabled Software….
So what I was using for testing was Pathaway, which support a bitmap map with GPS data.

Tested it with an open area, and it does works quite well with good signal even in city like HK, of coz, I do have some problem on some street with high-rise building, but mostly I get very good result on the road and highway which I need it the most.

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