This device is one of four other devices I own. It quickly acquires satellites for almost instant tracking. Compared to other devices I own, I find that the time to lock a position is about average for a GPS device these days. I also found it works better when its away from the laptop on the usb cable than came with the device. The package arrived safely in Australia with a thank you note and some instructions for those who m ight’ve been unfortunate enough to receive damaged goods.
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From there all you need to is specify the serial port number the operating system has allocated to the GPS receiver and away you go!
When trying the NDS on my Ubuntu It’s good to see sellers are valuing customer satisfaction. I am running win 8 64 on my laptop and it picked up the device with no problem.
I picked this particular unit because of its technical specifications; it draws power from USB and is smaller than the other receivers I own. No biggie as this is the only thing you will probably need to change. More items related to this product. I was able to run the device with several free map apps but I could not get Microsoft streets to recognize the device.
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The quality of manufacture is superb. It doesn’t need a battery and drains very little power. This GPS receiver is a compact device, which gets easily plugged into your laptop.
I couldn’t be happier. The only time it refused to get a fix was when I tried it on my desktop computer Skip to main content.
If you’ve never used a USB type GPS before you might be a little intimidated by the setup required to get the unit working with whatever program your using but the manual is pretty clear and the main thing you need to do is go into the Windows Dev ice Manager and set the port settings to whatever your program requires. This item doesn’t belong on this page. I also found it congle better when its away from the laptop on the usb cable than came with the device.
The only tricky thing you might find is that there is no really easy way of determining what port number has been assigned to the GPS yps which might make it a little frustrating for non tech-savvy users.
Once the NDS is up and running, there seem to be far fewer dropouts in built-up areas or dojgle cloudy days etc In conclusion I’d have to say this thing deserves top marks. A great reliable and portable GPS receiver! A well priced, easy to use, quality product.
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For the record I’m using Windows 7 Professional. For some reason probably Windows it seems to default to baud instead of the that most nd-1000s seem to like. I did not spend much time trying to get it to work with streets, so it may be a user issue problem. Show More Show Less.
If you’re a Linux or Windows user, the NDs is definitely a worthwhile investment bps anyone looking for a trouble free, easy to use GPS solution. Most relevant reviews See all 15 reviews. The package arrived safely in Australia with a thank you note and some instructions for those who m ight’ve been unfortunate enough to receive damaged goods. Installation was straight forward.
It quickly acquires satellites for almost instant tracking. Since most of my use would be outdoors sailing or driving I decided to give it a try.
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Worth the money Good product. I was a little sceptical about buying this receiver as it got a few bad reviews This device is one of four other devices I own. Additional Product Features User Interface. Compared to other devices I own, I find that the time to lock a position is about average for a GPS device these days.