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Bluetooth GPS Recorder
User Manual
GPS-4043
Contents
1. Before you begin������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
1.1 Note and Warning����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������2
1.2 Introduction������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������3
1.3 Features����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������3
1.4 Applications������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4
1.5 Appearance������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4
1.6 Power Switch and Push Button�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5
1.7 LED Display����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6
2. Getting started�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
2.1 Checking the package content�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
2.2 Getting Started��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������8
Step 1 Charging Your Battery�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������8
Step 2 Turning on the power switch (NAV / LOG)����������������������������������������������������������9
Step 3 Connecting your PDA device with GPS-4043������������������������������������������������9
Step 4 Loading your GPS mapping or routing software�������������������������������������� 12
Step 5 Starting the application ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
2.3 Helpful Tips�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������13
3. Using Photo Tagger software����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
3.1 Execute and install software utility Photo Tagger���������������������������������������������������������14
3.2 Google Earth������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14
3.3 Software Utility - GPS-4043 Photo Tagger�����������������������������������������������������������������������������14
Appendix A. Specifications��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������15
Appendix B. locr GPS Photo������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 17
Appendix C. How to change battery���������������������������������������������������������������������������18
Appendix D. Certification������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������19
Appendix E. Warranty Information������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 21
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1. Before you begin
1.1 Note and Warning
• Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4043 Recorder uses Lithium battery. If Blumax Bluetooth
GPS-4043 Recorder is used in temperature lower than -10°C or higher than 60°C, its
battery charging capability will decrease. Please leave the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4043
Recorder far from heat or high temperature environment. In addition, do not expose your
Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4043 Recorder in temperature higher than 140°F/60°C. If you
do not follow these rules, the battery inside Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4043 Recorder may
overheat, explode or burn itself, and this will lead to very serious damage. The Lithium
battery inside the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4043 Recorder should be recycled.
• While in the hospital, turning off the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4043 Recorder is recommended. Wireless GPS receiver may interfere with medical equipments which use radio
frequency.
• For a long period not using Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4043 Recorder, take out the battery and store it in dry/cool places.
• For safety, keep the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4043 Recorder and all accessories out
of children’s reach.
• The manufacturer assumes no responsibility for any damages and loss resulting
from the use of this manual, or from deletion of data as a result of malfunction, dead
battery, or from misuse of the product in any way.
• Use only the supplied and approved accessories. Unauthorized accessories, modifications or attachments could damage the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4043 Recorder, and
may violate regulations governing radio devices.
• Use a dry, clean soft cloth to clean the unit. Do not use harsh cleaning solvents,
chemicals, or strong detergents.
• Do not attempt to open the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4043 Recorder yourself. Unauthorized hacking may damage the unit, and void your warranty.
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1.2 Introduction
This Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4043 Recorder features an all-in-one, cost-effective
portable GPS logging solution. With its on-board memory, it allows you to log your
routes by ways of time/ distance/ speed. Points of interest can also be recorded by
a push button. Through user friendly software utility, it shows your track on Google
Earth. This data logger is small and robust, ideal to carry everywhere for applications such as route tracking, mountain climbing or fleet management.
1.3 Features
1. MTK GPS chipset 51 channels.
2. 25+ hrs operation time.
3. Embedded with 32Mb memory for saving up to 150,000 way points.
4. Dual modes for both route recording and navigation.
5. Push to log for points of interest.
6. 3 recording methods: by time, by distance or by speed.
7. Tracks can be shown on Google Earth.
8. WAAS and EGNOS supported for better accuracy.
9. Support NMEA-0183 GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC, VTG, GLL.
10. Fully compliant with Bluetooth V1.2
11. Support NMEA compliant mapping software like TomTom, Route66…etc.
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1.4 Applications
• Route recording
• Business trip expense management
• Fleet management
• Driving behavior monitoring
• Saving of Point of Interest
1.5 Appearance
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1. DC jack (mini USB type)
2. Mode switch (Power off/
Navigation/ Navigation&log)
3. Bluetooth status LED (blue)
4. Battery status LED (red/green)
5. GPS status LED (orange) / Push to log LED (blue)
6. Internal GPS antenna
7. Push Button
1.6 Power Switch and Push Button
Power Switch
Right (Off)
Power off
Middle (NAV)
Enable Navigation mode
Left (LOG)
Enable Navigation + log mode
Push button
Push
Push to log points of interest, LED blinks 3 times.
Difference between NAV and LOG:
NAV
You can use the GPS-4043 Recorder as a Bluetooth
GPS receiver to navigate when you have a Bluetooth
enabled PDA/ Smartphone in your car. The logging
is off.
LOG
In this mode GPS-4043 Recorder works as a pure
logger, navigation function is on as well.
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1.7 LED Display
The Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4043 Recorder has three LED lights, one is Bluetooth Status LED, the 2nd one is Battery Status LED, the 3rd one is GPS Status
LED/ Push to log LED. The status table of LED shows as follows:
Category SYMBOL COLOR STATUS
Bluetooth
Status LED
Battery Status LED
Function
Always on:
Bluetooth on, but not connected to any Bluetooth
devices yet
Slowly blinking:
Sleeping mode (1 time / 5
seconds)
Quickly blinking:
Bluetooth is connected and
ready for data transmission
(1 time / 2 seconds)
Red
Blinking:
The battery is too low
Green
Light On:
The battery is charging
Green
Blinking:
The battery is fully charged
Always on:
Acquiring satellites, GPS
position not fix
Quickly
Blinking:
GPS position is fixed, Navigation
Quickly
Blinking:
LED blinks 3 times, Points of
Interest is recorded
Slowly
Blinking:
The memory space is too low
(20% left now)
Solid
The memory is full and stop
Blue
Orange
GPS Status
LED
Blue
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2. Getting started
2.1 Checking the package content
Congratulations on your purchase of the GPS-4043 Recorder with built-in Lithium
rechargeable battery.
Before you start using GPS-4043 Recorder, please make sure if your package
includes the following items. If any item is damaged or missing, please contact
your dealer at once.
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1x Bluetooth GPS-4043 Recorder
1x USB to mini-USB cable
1x DC cigarette lighter adapter
1x Lithium rechargeable battery
1x CD Tool (user manual, software utility)
1x User manual
*Unit package contents may vary depending on countries without prior notice.
*NOTE: The Cigarette Adapter can only be used to charge GPS-4043 Recorder.
Please don’t make use of it with devices other than GPS-4043 Recorder.
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2.2 Getting Started
Please follow the procedure step by step.
Step 1 Charging Your Battery
To charge your GPS-4043 Recorder data logger, you have to plug your USB cable
into the power source. Charging time is about 3~4 hours and you can charge from
PC/ Notebook’s USB HOST or from cigarette-lighter in car.
For the 1st time you use the GPS-4043 Recorder, please charge battery until it is
full (the green LED blinks). The LED that represents the battery is the right-most
battery icon (shown in below).
LED,
represents
the battery
status
•If the LED is red, that means battery power is critically low. Charge immediately.
•If the LED is green, that means battery is charging now.
•If the green LED is blinking, that means battery is fully charged.
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Step 2 Turning on the power switch (NAV / LOG)
Difference between NAV and LOG:
Navigation
Data record
Power off
NAV
You can use the GPS-4043
Recorder as a Bluetooth
GPS receiver to navigate
when you have a Bluetooth
enabled PDA/ Smartphone
in your car. The logging is
off.
LOG
In this mode GPS-4043
Recorder works as a pure
logger, navigation function
is on as well.
Step 3 Connecting your PDA device with GPS-4043
Please refer to the user manual of PDA to enable the Bluetooth connectivity. If the
connection between your device and GPS-4043 Recorder is successful, the blue
LED of GPS-4043 Recorder will be blinking.
Below, we provide a common procedure of software installation to set up your
PDA. (For other PDA, the steps may be different. Bluetooth Manager is a popular
program used on Bluetooth device.)
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1. Open “Bluetooth
Manager” on pocket pc,
and establish new
connection.
Start > Bluetooth
Manager
New
Explore A Bluetooth
device >Next
Tap Blumax BT-GPS
2. Explore a Bluetooth
device, and find the
“Blumax BT-GPS”
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3. (Optional)
Passkey 0000
(if your PDA ask for
the passkey)
4. Connect to
Serial Port Profile
(SPP) Slave
Select SPP slave->Next
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Finish
5. Finish Bluetooth
Manager Setup
Tap and Hold Blumax
BT-GPS: SPP slave,
Connect
Done
Step 4 Loading your GPS mapping or routing software
You should have mapping software on your PDA/ Smartphone/ laptop or you
need to install it before using the GPS-4043 Recorder for navigation.
Step 5 Starting the application
Select the correct COM port & baud rate within the application
Note: The Bluetooth device in most of the applications has an “auto-detect”
feature so that you do not need to select the Baud Rate.
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2.3 Helpful Tips
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It’s better to turn off the GPS-4043 Recorder when you don’t use it, or the
serial Flash’s life can’t last long.
Some vehicles having heavy metallic sun protecting coating on windshields may affect GPS signal receptions.
Driving in and around high buildings may affect GPS signal receptions.
Driving in tunnels or indoor park may affect signal receptions.
In general, any GPS receiver performs best in open space where it can see clean sky. Also weather will affect GPS reception – rain & snow contribute to worse sensitivity.
Low battery of a PDA or of an GPS-4043 Recorder may affect signal
receptions.
Please check the correct “COM” and “Baudrate” of your PDA.
GPS-4043 Recorder output data updates every second, therefore the actual position and the position shown in your map may have slight time delay. This may happen when you drive at higher speed or make a turn around a corner.
Note that GPS-4043 Recorder may not work indoors where it can not see the sky.
For the 1st time you use the GPS-4043 Recorder, it will take 1 to 3 minutes to obtain the satellite constellation information and fix your position, this is called “Cold Start”. If you replace the battery, GPS-4043 Recorder will do Cold Start again.
If your GPS-4043 Recorder can’t fix your position for more than 20 minutes, we suggest you change to another spot with open space and then try again.
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3. Using Photo Tagger software
3.1 Execute and install software utility Photo Tagger
Complete GPS Photo Tagger and USB drivers installation (Refer to CD)
3.2 Google Earth
If you computer is not yet installed with Google Earth. Google Earth has free
download version, go download it in the internet first. For more information,
please visit http://earth.google.com/.
3.3 Software Utility - GPS-4043 Photo Tagger
For further function to use the Photo Tagger software in detail, please refer
to Photo Tagger user manual:
Photo Tagger software > Help > User Manual
To use a mini-USB cable to connect the GPS-4043 Recorder to your PC,
you have to power on the GPS-4043 unit. Please keep in mind to switch to
LOG mode while using Photo Tagger software.
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Appendix A. Specifications
General
Frequency
C/A Code
Datum
Performance Characteristics
Position Accuracy
Velocity Accuracy
Acceleration
Timing Accuracy
Reacquisition Time
Hot start
Warm start
Cold start
Sensitivity
Update
Dynamic
Altitude
Velocity
Acceleration
Power
Input Voltage
L1,1575.42MHZ
1.023MHZ
WGS84
Without aid: 3.0m 2D-RMS
< 3m CEP (50%) without SA (horizontal)
DGPS (WAAS,EGNOS,MSAS): 2.5m
Without aid: 0.1m/s
DGPS (WAAS,EGNOS,MSAS): 0.05m/s
Without aid: < 4g
DGPS (WAAS,EGNOS,MSAS): < 4g
50 ns RMS
< 1s
1s
33s
36s
Acquisition: -144dBm
Tracking: -158dBm
1Hz
Maximum 18,000m
Maximum 515m/s
Maximum 4g
Vin: 5.0V±10%
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Power Consumption
Battery
I/O
Available Baud Rates
Protocols
Environment
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Charging Temperature
Bluetooth
Standard
Output Power
Range
Bluetooth Profile
Frequency
Security
USB Bridge
Standard
Full - speed
Dimension
40mA
Rechargeable 1000mAH Lithium battery
115200 bps
NMEA 0183 v3.01
-10°C ~ 60°C
-20°C ~ 60°C
0°C ~ 45C°C
Fully compliant with Bluetooth V1.2
0dBm (Typical), ClassII
Up to 15 meters
Serial Port Profile (SPP)
2.4G ~ 2.4835GHz ISM Band
Yes
Fully compliant with USB2.0
12Mbps
46.5 x 72.2 x 20 mm
Data Log
32Mb serial Flash ROM
Up to 150,000 way points.
Log GPS data by time interval/ distance/ speed limit.
Log GPS data by button push.
User can configure settings by using utility.
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Appendix B. locr GPS Photo
With GPS-4043 data logger and locr GPS Photo software, users are allowed to
import geotagging adds information to photos. The position (latitude/ longitude)
then be written into the EXIF header for the further application. Also, locr GPS
Photo can integrated travel log and digital photos by date/ time to show photos
on the map directly.
Please find the installation file for Windows XP/ Vista in CD tool, or go to
http://www.locr.com for further information.
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Appendix C. How to change battery
Step 1 Press the button
to right side
Step 2 Open the cover
of battery
Step 3 Take out the battery
Step 4 Fit new battery into
GPS-4043
Step 5 From R to L close
the cover
Step 6 Done
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Appendix D. Certification
FCC Notices
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interface, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC RF Exposure requirements:
This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operation in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
NOTE: THE MANUFACTURER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RADIO
OR TV INTERFERENCE CAUSED BY UNAUTHOURIZED MODIFICATION
TO THIS EQUIPMENT. SUCH MODIFICATIONS COULD VOID THE USER’S
AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT.
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CE Notices
Is herewith confirmed to comply with the requirements set out in the
Council Directive on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member States
relating to Electromagnetic Compatibility (89/336/EEC), Low-voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) and the Amendment Directive (93/68/EEC), the procedures
given in European Council Directive 99/5/EC and 89/3360EEC.
The equipment was passed. The test was performed according to the following European standards:
-EN 300 328-2 V.1.2.1 (2001-08)
-EN 301 489-1 V.1.4.1 (2002-04) / EN 301 489-17 V.1.2.1 (2002-04)
-EN 50371: 2002
-EN 60950: 2000
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Appendix E. Warranty Information
Thank you for your purchase of GPS product from the company.
The company warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. The warranty for accessories is
six months. The stamp of distributor or a copy of the original sales receipt is required as the proof of purchase for warranty repairs. The company will, as its sole
option, repair or replace any components, which fail in normal use. Such repair
or replacement will be made at no charge to the customer for parts or labor. The
customer is, however, responsible for any transportation costs.
This warranty does not cover failures due to abuse, misuse, accident or unauthorized alteration of repairs. The company assumes no responsibility for special,
incidental punitive or consequential damages, or loss of use.
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