Originally Posted by simplegray
Has anyone purchased the following?
2) GlobalSat 8300 GPS Receiver for $129? Is it worth it? Is it all you need or do you need to purchase a monthly plan for it to operate? Is it better than a TOMTOM?
Please get back to me when you can. Thanks.
I have the GlobalSat BT-359 GPS Receiver. I think this is the one you are referring to. It works with most Blackberry's via BT. It is about 1/3 the size of the Curve. Some refer to is as a GPS puck, due to it's size. It has it's own built in battery or can be plugged into power. Mapping programs such as BB maps and TeleNav GPS Navigator work great with it. Much like they do on the 8800 with the built in GPS. It also works with Beyond411 (free search program). There is no monthly plan to use the GPS Receiver. However there is a fee to use TeleNav GPS Navigator, either monthly or yearly. The main difference between the two mapping programs is TeleNav provides voice turn by turn where BB maps does not.
You can get the BT-359 off of Ebay, new, for about half the $129.
That is where I bought mine.
You may want to check out the GPS section on the Forum.