SkyPro XGPS160 GPS Receiver

March 31, 2017 - Comment

Meet the SkyPro – a brand new GPS Receiver with fast signal acquisition and 10Hz positioning updates, making it an ideal GPS for pilots, race car drivers and other fast moving applications. The WAAS receiver is compatible with both GPS (USA) and GLONASS (Russia) systems and it connects via Bluetooth to up to 5 Apple

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Meet the SkyPro – a brand new GPS Receiver with fast signal acquisition and 10Hz positioning updates, making it an ideal GPS for pilots, race car drivers and other fast moving applications. The WAAS receiver is compatible with both GPS (USA) and GLONASS (Russia) systems and it connects via Bluetooth to up to 5 Apple or Android devices. Just like its predecessor, the popular XGPS150, SkyPro is very simple to use. There is a quick set up process that includes pairing your tablet with the unit. Once this is done, SkyPro will automatically connect to the device it was last paired with, and you will be able to use it with hundreds of apps that require location information. The GPS receiver will run for up to 10 hours on a charge, and can be recharged using the included 12-28VDC cigarette lighter adapter, from any PC, or from the USB charger which came with your tablet/phone. This GPS Receiver also comes with a useful GPS Status Tool app. (Available free on the iTunes App Store). The app allows you to turn on and off the automatic route recording feature, and to export the stored log file information. The Status Tool app also shows detailed information from the GPS Receiver including: Your location (or whether the device is still determining where you are) How many satellites the device sees and the signal strength of each satellite The battery level of the GPS Receiver, and whether or not it is charging Confirmation the GPS Receiver is successfully connected to your iPad/iPod touch/iPhone The SkyPro GPS Receiver also includes a non-slip pad for use in a cockpit, car or a boat. Note: The Dual XGPS models 150, 160 and 170 are currently experiencing compatibility issues with Apple software update IOS 8.3. According to Dual, the XGPS does still work with some iOS EFB apps, including WingX and iFlyGPS. However, Foreflight and FlyQ are not currently compatible. If you are currently using one of these devices, we recommend waiting for

Product Features

  • High-sensitivity WAAS GPS receiver
  • Simultaneous GPS and GLONASS reception
  • Up to 10 position samples per second
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity to up to 5 devices

Comments

Luc Busquin says:

Early units are shipped with a defective firmware that cannot be updated Purchased this unit in August 2013, it shipped with firmware version 1.0.4. This firmware version is buggy. Position acquisition sometimes takes a very long time or never happens. Bluetooth connection drops randomly and require reboot of the app, unit and tablet. The Skypro Status App can be used to upgrade the firmware but apparently not from version 1.0.4.Dual electronics support is bad. Emails are left unanswered. I got some phone support but the person wasn’t very…

Dewitt A. Payne says:

Excellent external GPS Pro’s: HIgh data update rate.GLONAS as well as GPS satellites (i.e. more satellites seen, 16+ compared to 8 or 9). .Leading to relatively high altitude precision compared to other external GPS devices (Emprum, VBOX Sport) I’ve used.Con’s: Bluetooth, though this is more an iOS problem than a device problem. iOS 6.1.3 Bluetooth is buggy for GPS receivers.Data logging app not available yet (last I checked).Mounting system could be sturdier.As far as…

FFournier says:

It’s great so far i just received the unit a few hours ago. I’m an Airline Captain, so final judgment will have to be reserved until I see how it performs in flight, but so far I like what I’m seeing. Everything is working as it should so far. I have synced it with both my iPad and iPhone, at once, and that’s working fine, and I’m very impressed with the speed at which it acquired both the GPS and GLONASS satellites. I’m indoors, in an interior room, yet it’s picking up 8 GPS and 7 GLONASS satellites with…

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