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Tourex 02-26-2012 12:14 PM

Sharing GPS output via Bluetooth
 
Is there any way to share the GPS in my Blackberry Bold 9000 (or later models) with an external device via Bluetooth?

I am a photographer and currently use a Qstarz Travel Recorder device which captures the GPS info and then passes that via Bluetooth to my Canon camera, which is fitted with their WFT-5 wireless receiver and a small USB Bluetooth card. This enables the photos to be geotagged with the long/lat data, etc.

It occurs to me that rather than carrying the Qstarz device, I could use the Blackberry, which is always with me anyway. I've managed to pair the two - but the camera simply reported that there were 'no supported services' and dropped the connection.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

tsac 02-26-2012 07:27 PM

Re: Sharing GPS output via Bluetooth
 
Reversing the GPS output requires an App to send it out the BT radio. Currently only available app for this I can find is on an Android.

you can get a GPS pod that will do the sending to external devices. I used one on a 8700 BB and it worked good.

gregdabd 03-05-2012 06:40 AM

Re: Sharing GPS output via Bluetooth
 
What about: hxxp://code.google.com/p/blue-gps/
(Change hxxp to http)
?


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