External GPS Receivers:
Here are our results from internally testing certain external GPS receivers.
Dual XGPS150A Bluetooth GPS Receiver
Bad Elf GPS Pro+
How to use external GPS receivers with Windows 10 devices:
- Set up a Bluetooth pairing between your Windows 10 device and external GNSS/GPS receiver.
- At the bottom right corner of the home screen of your Windows device, tap Bluetooth > Open Settings > COM port, in order to check the out-going port number of the external GNSS/GPS receiver.
- Download GPSDirect software from http://www.turboirc.com/gps7/ and start it. Enter the COM port number that you retrieved from Step 2 as well as the Baud Rate (e.g. 9600) and click Install. The GPSDirect app wraps the external GPS receiver as a location sensor for the Windows 10 system.
- Start Collector for ArcGIS. You should be able to access your location from the external receiver.
Note: External GPS receivers require an open sky environment to determine your location.