Wicks Aircraft Supply has added a new GPS receiver to its list of products for GA pilots: The Dual SGPX150 universal Bluetooth receiver that works with iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and other Bluetooth-enabled smart phones, tablets and laptops. It is a high sensitivity GPS receiver that works wirelessly with most apps requiring GPS at distances up to 33-foot away.
The rechargeable battery that comes with the XGPS150 receiver lasts up to 8.5 hours and will recharge in 2.5 hours. The unit weighs 1.8 ounces and measures 2.5 inches square by .75 inches deep. It features a Bluetooth status indicator, GPS status indicator, battery level indicator and an on/off switch. It features a non-slip dashboard pad for use on aircraft, cars and boats, as well as a strap for slipping over an arm or bicycle handlebar. A free app for the XGPS150 provides the user with location, how many satellites the units sees and their signal strength, battery level and confirmation that the unit is connected to an iPad/iPhone or other device.
For more information: WicksAircraft.com