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Has anyone connected their GPS to a Tablet PC
September 19, 2011
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Caotix
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I don't get it. When I attach my ex to a Computer it is recognized as a new drive.
Regardless if it is a Windows or Linux Computer or a Computer where I have no administraor rights. And there are for sure no Magellan drivers on those Computers.
It must be something else, cose I belive that a standard usb driver is enough for the eXplorists.

September 14, 2011
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Didn't recognize it at all. Then I tried hooking up my digital camera and that works instantly, which proves its definitely a driver issue.

September 14, 2011
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Didn't recognize it at all. Then I tried hooking up my digital camera and that works instantly, which proves its definitely a driver issue.

September 14, 2011
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Didn't it recognize it at all or was the GPSr accessible like a USB-Stick? That would be enough for me. :blink:

September 13, 2011
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Upon further testing, I unfortunately have to say that my tablet did not recognize my GPSr, probably because these is no driver software for it yet.

September 13, 2011
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That sounds great, thank you for sharing.
I'm awaiting further news.
Thank you B)

September 13, 2011
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Hi folks, first post!

I have fairly good knowledge about tablets, so I thought I'd chime in.

Usually, you cannot connect devices to Android tablets unless you can put the tablet in "host" mode. To do so, you need to upgrade to Android Honeycomb 3.1 - which implemented the host feature, among other things.

Next, you will need an "OTG" USB cable. They are fairly cheap and widely available on eBay. USB cables usually have four wires. the OTG cable has a fifth wire that is soldered on the USB cable's ground. This fifth cable sends a signal to the table to enable host mode.

The host mode allows users to hook up a slew of accessories, such as mices, keyboards, digital cameras, USB thumb drives, etc.

However, I have yet to read if an external GPSr could be hooked up to it. As far as I know, hooking up an eXplorist to a table in host mode will only give you access to the devices internal memory and microSD card, but I could be wrong.

I'll hook up my 610 to my Motorola Xoom and post back my findings!

August 25, 2011
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I failed to mention that mine is Android 2.3. I am not very familiar with tablets so I don't know how I would install the driver. Good luck Miniwip, I hope you are successful.

August 25, 2011
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I have an Iconia Tab A500. I'll give it a shot. It's Android though.

August 24, 2011
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I haven't tried it yet, but here is the Magellan NMEA driver download and info: http://support.magellangps.com.....,18,24,236

August 24, 2011
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I just bought a low end tablet for my wife to be used mainly as an ebook reader and I was wondering if it was possible to connect a x10 to it? The tablet does not have an internal GPS so it would be interesting to connect an external GPS to it and use it for navigation. All I can find is information regarding blue tooth coupling, but nothing with regards to usb coupling.

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