Transform your iPad or smartphone into a precise nav system
The GNS 5870 MFI GPS, which can transform your iPad, iPhone or iPod into a fast and precise navigation system, is amongst Transair's new products for Spring 2011.
The wireless GNS 5870 MFI is a highly-sensitive Hybrid-GPS receiver incorporating Bluetooth technology, and is fully certified by Apple.
As well as being compatible with the Apple iPad, it also works on iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS (as of iPhone OS 3.0.1), iPod touch 2G, iPod touch 3G and other Bluetooth-capable handhelds such as smartphones, notebooks and PDAs.
Connecting via Bluetooth, the receiver will give reliable position information to your device using popular aviation apps, so you can have a real-time moving-map display.
The GPS receiver detects which device it should connect to and automatically uses the requested protocol. In addition, the receiver is compatible with all current GPS software apps. With appropriate software, the GPS receiver can not only navigate but can also be used for logging.
The product's high-sensitive 32-channel GPS chip and a high-quality Bluetooth interface means that even under difficult reception conditions the receiver allows reliable and wireless GPS reception.
Priced at £99.95 (inc VAT) and weighing in at 285g, the product measures 78mm (L) x 44mm (W) x 13mm (H). The Li-Ion battery gives an operating time of around 10 hours and it can be recharged using the car adapter or any USB port/charger.
The product is just the GPS receiver, and does not include any maps - but is designed to work with all current software Apps - including Memory-Map which can be downloaded from iTunes.