Using a Bluetooth GPS Receiver with GPS Connect
(Thanks to Steve Hill for this tip)
To use a Bluetooth receiver with GPS Connect, you must first set up the Bluetooth receiver to be recognized by the Mac OS X operating system. Follow these steps:
- Turn on the Bluetooth receiver near the Mac and let it acquire a signal from the GPS satellites.
- Open the System Preferences Application
- In the Hardware Section, click on "Bluetooth"
- Select the "Devices" tab.
- Click "Set Up New Device".
- The Introduction page for the Bluetooth Setup Assistant is displayed. Click "Continue".
- The "Select Device Type" page appears. Select "Other Device" and click "Continue".
- Select the proper Bluetooth GPS device and click "Continue".
- The Setup Assistant will ask you for a "Passkey". Look in the documentation which came with your Bluetooth GPS receiver. It should list the proper Passkey. Enter it and click "Continue".
- The "Congratulations" page will come up. Click "Quit".
- Open Apple's "Bluetooth Serial Utility" application in the Utilities folder.
- The "Bluetooth Serial Ports" page will be displayed. Click "New...".
- Enter the name of your Bluetooth GPS receiver. There are no spaces allowed in the name you use. "TestGPS"
- Select "Outgoing".
- Click on "Select Device...".
- The "Select Bluetooth Service" page is displayed. Click on the name of the Bluetooth GPS device and then Click on "Serial Port". Then, click "Select".
- Under the "Port Type" pull down menu, select "RS-232". Click "OK".
- Quit Bluetooth Serial Utility. Open GPS Connect open the serial port to the BlueTooth GPS receiver "TestGPS" and set Protocol to NMEA and then connect....