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tcassidy
I did take the opportunity to test the cpu/gpu usage with my qStarz BT-Q890 as it can be switched between 1 and 5 HZ refresh via software or hardware.

On the Fujitsu and like the GLO, it hangs on the satellite show screen if I access it via Bluetooth at 5 HZ. So, I tested it using the Windows BT stack and it is definitely using considerably more cpu cycles at 5Hz than at 1.
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Boyd
Went on about a 360 mile day trip yesterday. The GLO was powered up and connected to GMPC for about 9 out of 13 hours. No issues whatsoever, both GMPC and the GLO worked like champs.
Boyd
Heh, I must have jinxed myself with that post. Tonight I woke the computer from sleep with GMPC still running, like I do most of the time. But it couldn't find the GLO. This has only happened to me twice before and restarting the GLO fixed it both times. But not tonight. Restarting the computer didn't help either, although the GLO was showing in the Bluetooth devices control panel.

Finally I removed the GLO from the bluetooth devices and re-installed it. That fixed everything. Only time I've had this problem in almost 3 weeks of heavy use. Have you seen this happen Terry?
tcassidy
I hadn't until you mentioned it. I haven't been using the GLO recently as I'm playing with a new cell phone.

However, now 5.00.70 on XP and 5.00.60 on Win8 can't find it at all even after a reinstall via the BT stack. GPS Gate sees it fine on the Win 7 Slate so I'm not sure what the issue is. I'll pursue it tomorrow.

Terry
tcassidy
Aha, I had to restart the computer as well. I wasn't expecting that as I so rarely restart this desktop.

The Win 8 one doesn't count as I forgot it is the hardware version. That one has never been able to even see the GLO.

Terry
bluediesel
Dear Boyd,
Some where on this site, I saw a note that you have connected Glo to nRoute and I am having trouble doing this. When I open nRoute and connect to serial COM40 (the Glo port) I can that nRoute is "attempting to connect" but never does.
I can connect the GLO to TOPO in Delorme but cannot connect to Garmin nRoute. Any ideas what to check?
regards,
Rob
Boyd
Yes, I had no problems using the GLO with nRoute, but only when used through GPSGate. The GLO does not provide data in the correct format for nRoute. However GPSGate will translate the NMEA output from the GLO and create a virtual COM port for nRoute.

See: http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/2531-gpsgate
bluediesel
Dear Boyd, thank you very much! For nRoute is the free Express enough? Kind regards,
Rob
Boyd
I think so, but I have had the paid version for a number of years and am not exactly sure what the differences are. Give it a try, shouldn't be too hard.
Marvin Hlavac
It should work. The difference between the two versions is in the number of software applications you can feed simultaneously.
Ken in Regina
GPSGate Express works great with nRoute.

... ken...
bluediesel
Dear Boyd, Marvin and Ken, Thank you all. The install went pretty well, had to reinstall the BT driver for the GLO, but in any case, nRoute fired up quickly in the end. Thanks again. Rob
Boyd
Great, glad that you got it working.
bluediesel
Dear Gentlemen, just got a new Windows 7 computer and Garmin Glo will not connect. progress is good during install, COM ports set up etc., but no joy on connect screen. Device is listed as disconnected and there is no way to troubleshoot that is obvious. Any ideas? regards, Rob
bluediesel
Glo via the Bluetooth connection although device is installed and is listed under Bluetooth devices, regards, Rob
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