It is probable that the device just hocks NMEA over the virtual serial profile. It is possible that it does Garmin PVT as well as one of their old devices does it.
It worked on Linux as well as it did Mac or Windows when I last tried around 06. I remember the configuration was not obvious at the time and I had to manually tinker with a bunch of blue (?) Stuff, but it was about par for adding any hardware. Maybe the BT condfiguratuon tools haver gotten better since then. As I got off the Linux train at Fedora 7, 9 should be possible to beat into submission.
On Sat, 17 Nov 2012, Robert Lipe wrote:
Is there any evidence that device actually supports communications over USB
at all or are they just enumerating it on the bus so they can gulp 500mA
for charging instead of the 100mA max for a non-enumerated device?
Either way, the device is choking on the very first packet we send it, so
it looks to not be anything like their existing devices.
Apparently the USB is only designed for charging. I contacted Garmin support and had a reply a few days later saying it only communicates via BlueTooth but forgot to forward here; sorry.
I was a bit surprised to hear that as other Garmin devices clearly do communicate via USB e.g. my daughter's GPSMap76C.
I did get the GLO to work with my N810 over BlueTooth but not (yet) my laptop, which is running an old Fedora 9.
- does anyone know offhand whether it should be possible for a BT-aware laptop to pair with a BT GPS like the GLO ? I could update the Linux side to e.g CENTOS6, or try on Vista.
thanks - Andrew
On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 3:19 PM, Andrew Daviel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:..
I recently bought a Garmin GLO Bluetooth GPS receiver, based on a
Cut to the chase - it has a USB connector, and appears in Linux as a USB
device. If I try to read data with gpsbabel, I get
$ gpsbabel -T -i garmin -f usb: -o nmea -D 6
GPSBabel Version: 1.4.4
TX :00 00 00 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ............(SESREQ )
RX (intr) [-110]:(CMDDAT Abort)
Could not start session in a reasonable number of tries.
Andrew Daviel, TRIUMF, Canada