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Hi all and thanks for the forum..

Title says it all..

I have had various iPAQs, Sony P990i and now graduated to the fantastic Kaiser / TyTN 2.

The *only* thing I am having a problem with is maybe WM 6 related.

I have several BT GPS devices, and sometimes it is useful to use them so you don't run down the internal phone battery (using the built in GPS)... And sometimes you can place them near the window in an aircraft ;-)) as opposed to holding the damm phone to the window.

It is a bit less obvious that way.

With all my previous devices I have been able to set up a BT paired connection to my BT GPS devices, the run (say) TomTom or Googlemap or navizon, but with the TyTN 2 I can see the serial port and set up pairing to my GPS, but I just CANNOT open the connection when in a program...

With my iPAQ WM 5 (6915) I would connect to the GPS then start a GPS program (when the blue light on the GPS device had gone solid or the usual very slow flashing).

With the TyTN there does not even seem to be an option (I haven't found it) to 'connect' to an external COM port..

I have resco reg editor so can edit reg if needed..

I have searched, but mostly probs is with internal GPS and I have no problems with that - it locks VERY quickly..

Really appreciate advice here - otehrwise I have to say, this device has everything. It's the first device I have to say 'well it seems to have everything - I just can't find anything to add!!!'

Cheers all.

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Hi all and thanks for the forum..

Title says it all..

I have had various iPAQs, Sony P990i and now graduated to the fantastic Kaiser / TyTN 2.

The *only* thing I am having a problem with is maybe WM 6 related.

I have several BT GPS devices, and sometimes it is useful to use them so you don't run down the internal phone battery (using the built in GPS)... And sometimes you can place them near the window in an aircraft ;-)) as opposed to holding the damm phone to the window.

It is a bit less obvious that way.

With all my previous devices I have been able to set up a BT paired connection to my BT GPS devices, the run (say) TomTom or Googlemap or navizon, but with the TyTN 2 I can see the serial port and set up pairing to my GPS, but I just CANNOT open the connection when in a program...

With my iPAQ WM 5 (6915) I would connect to the GPS then start a GPS program (when the blue light on the GPS device had gone solid or the usual very slow flashing).

With the TyTN there does not even seem to be an option (I haven't found it) to 'connect' to an external COM port..

I have resco reg editor so can edit reg if needed..

I have searched, but mostly probs is with internal GPS and I have no problems with that - it locks VERY quickly..

Really appreciate advice here - otehrwise I have to say, this device has everything. It's the first device I have to say 'well it seems to have everything - I just can't find anything to add!!!'

Cheers all.

I can confirm you can connect to an external BT GPS all you have to do is pair the BT GPS with the TYTN II and select an outgoing port for it. Then when using tom-tom you select other Bluetooth receiver and select the com port you setup when pairing the external BT GPS. This will then over rides the internal GPS and select the external BT gps. This will also work with any other gps app by simply using the external gps's com port instead of the internal com 4 port of the TYTN II's gps. I have tested this using tomtom, gps tuner 5.3, Google maps, live search, and virtual earth.

It works fine.

I use the external gps when I am not close to an outside window with a view to the sky. I place the Bluetooth receiver next to the window so I don’t have to stay near the window with my TYTN II

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I can confirm you can connect to an external BT GPS all you have to do is pair the BT GPS with the TYTN II and select an outgoing port for it. Then when using tom-tom you select other Bluetooth receiver and select the com port you setup when pairing the external BT GPS. This will then over rides the internal GPS and select the external BT gps. This will also work with any other gps app by simply using the external gps's com port instead of the internal com 4 port of the TYTN II's gps. I have tested this using tomtom, gps tuner 5.3, Google maps, live search, and virtual earth.

It works fine.

I use the external gps when I am not close to an outside window with a view to the sky. I place the Bluetooth receiver next to the window so I don’t have to stay near the window with my TYTN II

Thanks for the advice..

BUT Did you have to set anything up on connections or elsewhere?

I think it only works with an active data connection open??

MY TyTN 2 is totally unloaked, factory fresh - no branding.

My problem is however that the TyTN 2 does not seem to connect to the GPS (it is a standard NMEA GPS)

It pairs but does not connect .. when the program is run.

However, now I know it should work I will experiment.

Many thanks, Bill

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