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Garmin GLO Bluetooth GLONASS receiver
bluediesel
Darn fingers! the Bluetooth connection sets up nicely but in the end computer will not connect the Glo is listed but only as disconnected, regards, Rob
tcassidy
If you are trying to use it with nRoute, you will need to set it up to work through GPS Gate. It only puts out an NMEA signal.

Terry
tcassidy
Here is the input tab of GPS Gate accessing the GLO directly by Bluetooth. The second picture is GPS Gate accessing the GLO via its COM port.

Terry
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gps-gate-glo-win-7-input-.jpg   gps-gate-glo-win-7-via-com-port-input-.jpg  
bluediesel
Sorry guys, am not at the GPS gate point yet. The Bluetooth connection won't connect. I can connect the new computer to my phone for instance, but cannot connect the Glo to the computer. Windows 7 recognizes the Glo and it shows on the screen that the COM ports are set up but no joy in connecting. if I can get the Bluetooth working than I can get the GPS gate next.
Bluetooth is my headache for the moment. regards, Rob
tcassidy
GPS Gate can talk to the GLO directly via Bluetooth as it can with many BT GPS receivers. The only thing I noticed different was GPS Gate wouldn't see the GLO even by BT until the GLO drivers are installed. Not sure what that is about but it probably has something to do with the GLOs ability to talk to iPhones.

Turn the GLO on and see if GPS Gate can find it using the wizard. If it finds it and gives you a choice of inputs to use, you want to choose the COM 5 one. This is not the COM port it will appear on but an internal designation of the GLO that GPS Gate sees as a GPS NMEA connection.

BTW Did you enter the code for BT. It is 1234 as with all Garmin BT devices

Terry
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glo-nmea-port.jpg  
Boyd
How about this? A firmware update for the GLO that adds some new capabilities. Too bad I don't really use mine anymore. The power button fix addresses the problem of accidentally turning the device on, and the ability to have multiple Bluetooth connections is interesting.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=5811

Change History

Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.40:

Add support for four simultaneous Bluetooth connections.
Turning GLO on now requires holding down the power button for one second.
GLO will turn off automatically after five minutes with no Bluetooth connections.
Improved GPS performance.
tcassidy
Thanks for the info Boyd! I never would have looked for an update for this device.

Terry
Boyd
Haha, neither would I. Actually the info comes from "CDMACKAY" who submitted a comment to my review at GPSTracklog.

The other interesting thing here is that the GLO evidently does have a USB interface, but it can only be used for updates. Wonder why they don't allow the devices to work as a USB GPS?

Let us know what you think of the update. I am not even bothering because I don't use it these days.
tcassidy
I can confirm the multiple Bluetooth connections. I have it connected to at least 4 different computers. One Win 7 running S&T, XP running nRoute via GPS Gate, Win 7 running GMPC (software version) and a Win 8.1 running GPS Gate. I can see it on a fifth Win 8.1 computer in BT properties but don't have a navigation program on that device presently to confirm.

Yes, it does require pressing the power button for a short time before turning on.

Yes it does turn off when not connected for a period of time.

I can't confirm the GPS performance improvements but it was already great anyway.

No fix for the lights which are both on solid when the device is in use.

Terry
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new-glo.jpg  
tcassidy
I have confirmed that the GLO can provide GPS information to 4 different computers. I just checked with a 5th one and GPS Gate could not find it.

Also, both Garmin Mobile PC (software version) and Copilot Live v8 can find the GLO automatically directly via Bluetooth.

Terry
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fail-5.jpg   copilot-glo.jpg   glo-gmpc.jpg  
bluediesel
Appreciate the scoop on the GLO update, regards, Rob
bluediesel
Dear Gentlemen, when trying to do the upgrade to GLO I get a message, "Plugin error: source: SPO_SERIALPORT.CPP, line: 284" any idea what this means? regards, Rob
tcassidy
Did you connect the GLO to an USB port of your computer before running the updater? Maybe, try another port.

Terry
bluediesel
Dear Terry, first I connected the GLO to computer via USB than connected to Garmin.com and clicked on device updates, than got the error message. Also tried my Nuvi and 76CSX both of which also got the same error message. Any ideas?
regards, Rob
tcassidy
Try the folling instructions about downloading and running WebUpdater from Garmin.

http://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId=%7B8576ba20-e948-11dc-d6fc-000000000000%7D

Note: You dont have to save the updater, just run it.

Terry
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