SX Blue GNSS external bluetooth receiver on Android device.

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03-26-2015 07:53 AM
AdamOlson
Occasional Contributor

Has anyone used an external GPS receiver connected via bluetooth on an Android device using Collector?

We have an SX Blue II GNSS receiver.

I don't see any gps settings inside Collector like ArcGIS Mobile has.

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MiaogengZhang
Esri Regular Contributor

You will need some 3rd party app to configure in Android.

Here is the instruction:

- Configure Android tablet to use mock locations: go to Settings->Applications->Development and enable the Allow mock locations option.

-Bluetooth pair  your tablet with your receiver

-Download Bluetooth GPS  (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=googoo.android.btgps&hl=en). Install and open the app on the Android tablet

-In Android Bluetooth GPS app, go to the Main tab:  Make sure that Enable Mock GPS Provider is checked.

-Select the receiver from the pulldown menu at the top of the screen.

-Click the Connect button.

-The app will begin to communicate with the external GPS and show you information about the connection.

-You can check Status to see position info

-Now you are ready to use Collector to grab location from external receiver

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AdamOlson
Occasional Contributor

Thanks!

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MarkRaggon
New Contributor

-Bluetooth pair  your tablet with your receiver

How did you pair your SX Blue at this step?  I tried 1234, 0000 and just a space but it still says incorrect PIN or password.

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MiaogengZhang
Esri Regular Contributor

1234 or 0000 is the common PIN for bluetooth receiver. If this doesn't work, you need to check the manual of SX Blue or contact their customer support.

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RichAsh
New Contributor II

SXBlue (all models) Passcode = 12345678

Rich Ash

GeoMobile Innovations

MarkRaggon
New Contributor

Thanks Rich, see you Monday. Have a good weekend

Mark

Sent from my iPhone

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