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i-Blue 747 A+ Bluetooth GPS receiver and logger

The i-Blue 747 A+ is a portable GPS receiver with the ability to send the data over wireless Bluetooth and/or wired USB connections, as well as log its position to its own internal memory.

This device can turn a suitable mobile phone (or PDA, or laptop) with suitable software into a satellite navigation system. It can also log its position by itself.


For the full feature list, see the manufacturer's link at the end of this article. Here I'll just go over the features that attracted me.

So the idea is that I can stick this in my backpack or somewhere and have it communicate its/my location to my mobile phone. I can then use a variety of applications on my phone to show a map, etc.


The good

The bad


Linux/Unix or cross-platform

JavaME (J2ME)