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SOLVED! TrekBuddy stopped tracking via external GPS receiver

 
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sarenooki



Joined: 10 Jun 2013
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Location: Belgrade, Serbia

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:05 am    Post subject: SOLVED! TrekBuddy stopped tracking via external GPS receiver Reply with quote

Suddenly, without any settings change, TrekBuddy (v.1.32 Android) cannot receive GPS data via external bluetooth GPS receiver (Garmin 10x). Other programs which use the same Garmin receiver works fine via the same Bluetooth "router" program ("Bluetooth GPS" v1.3.7). TrekBuddy "see" Garmin and connects to it, but it doesn't receives GPS position.
I've tried with restarting phone (Samsung i8150), reinstalling TrekBuddy, but with no results. Internal GPS on my phone is dead, so external receiver is the only solution for me, and it worked like a charm for years until now.
Any change in software on my phone is iGO which I installed recently. Is it possible that iGO somehow made this problem?

How to "reanimate" TrekBuddy? Help!

Thank you in advance!


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Ranger



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure you need reanimate TB? I'm not sure Smile
What was changed ? Any soft was upgraded? Exclusive BT mode turned on for low power usage? Who knows?
Seems problem just comes from BT connections ...
First turn off BT in phone, start it again and check if you have some apps utilizing BT running.
BT can support few devices at the same time, but not the same serial protocol TB uses to communicate with receiver mostly.
Probably it is a case.
You can ie pair Garmin 10x device with phone BT directly and use it in TB without additional software, to be sure.
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sarenooki



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:50 pm    Post subject: SOLVED! Reply with quote

Thank you Ranger for your quick response.

My main suspect was iGO, as I wrote is was the only new program I've installed. But...

You said:
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You can ie pair Garmin 10x device with phone BT directly and use it in TB without additional software, to be sure.

And when I tried to run TrekBuddy without intermediate/BT-router program - IT WORKED! So, TrekBuddy HAVE TO communicate directly with BT, in my case, and BT-routing program do not allow it to get external GPS receiver NMEA data, even with sharing data option turned on ("Enable Mock GPS Provider" in "Bluetooth GPS").

So, the root cause of my problem wasn't iGO but my weak memory which forgot how to run TB. Sorry for false alarm! Embarassed My memory is the one which should be reanimated.

Thank you for your help!
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