Bluetooth GPS Receiver
User Manual
Note and Warning��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
1. Before you begin������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
1.1 Appearance��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
1.2 Checking the package content������������������������������������������������� 4
2. Getting started���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
Step 1 Charging Your Battery��������������������������������������������������������� 5
Step 2 Turn on the power switch���������������������������������������������������� 6
Step 3 Connecting your PDA device with GPS-4012����������������� 6
Step 4 Load your GPS mapping or routing software������������������ 9
Step 5 Start the application ������������������������������������������������������������ 9
3. How to test your Bluetooth GPS Receiver?��������������������������10
3.1 Software Installation�����������������������������������������������������������������10
3.2 GPS Test�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
Appendix A. LED Display������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
Appendix B. Fuzzy Auto On/Off������������������������������������������������������ 13
Appendix C. Specification����������������������������������������������������������������� 13
Appendix D. Frequently Asked Questions�����������������������������������16
Appendix E. How to change battery��������������������������������������������� 17
Appendix F. Helpful tips��������������������������������������������������������������������18
Appendix G. Certification������������������������������������������������������������������19
Appendix H. Warranty Information������������������������������������������������ 21
Note and Warning
• Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver uses Lithium battery. If Blumax Bluetooth
GPS-4012 Receiver 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-4012
Receiver far from heat or high temperature environment. In addition, do not expose
your Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver in temperature higher than 140°F/60°C. If
you do not follow these rules, the battery inside Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver
may become heat, explode or burn itself, and this will lead to very serious damage. The
Lithium battery inside the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver should be recycled.
• While in the hospital, turning off the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver is recommended. Like other common equipments do, wireless GPS receiver may also affect
these medical equipments which use radio frequency and make these equipments malfunction.
• For a long period not using Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver, take out the
battery and store it in dry/cool places.
• For safety, keep the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver and all accessories out
of small children’s reach.
• We assume no responsibility for any damages and loss resulting from the use
of this manual and also by deletion of data as a result of malfunction, dead battery, or
misuse of the product in any way.
• Use only the supplied and approved accessories. Unauthorized accessories, antenna, modifications or attachments could damage the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012
Receiver, 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-4012 Receiver yourself. Unauthorized hacking may damage the unit, and void your warranty.
1. Before you begin
Thank you for purchasing the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver, a global
positioning system receiver with Bluetooth wireless technology. Blumax Bluetooth
GPS-4012 Receiver is well suited to system integrations including PDA, smart
phone, Tablet PC and Notebook PC with Bluetooth devices. It can satisfy a wide
variety of applications such as PDA and smart phone navigation, automotive vehicle tracking, personal positioning and sporting. With the dimension of 72.2(L) x
46.5(W) x 20(H) mm and weight only 64.7g (w/ battery), Blumax Bluetooth GPS4012 Receiver is an ideal solution to carry along everywhere.
Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver’s rechargeable battery can save satellite
information such as the status of the satellite signal, most recent location and the
data and time of its last use. The low-power design has extended the operation
time up to 25 hours and brought you the most convenient and longest usage of
its kind. With the lead-free production process (starting Jan. 1, 2006), Blumax
Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver is the most environmentally friendly wireless GPS
receiver in the market.
Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver has distinguished features others don’t
have. With our patent pending Smart Power Save Mechanism and Fuzzy Auto
On/Off features, our Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver consumes 65% less
power than other wireless GPS receivers, and can extend the operating time up
to 25 hours.
1.1 Appearance
1. Power jack (mini USB type)
2. Power switch
3. Battery status LED (red/green)
4. Bluetooth status LED (blue)
5. GPS status LED (orange)
6. Internal antenna
1.2 Checking the package content
Congratulations on your purchase of the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver
with built-in Lithium rechargeable battery. Before you start using Blumax Bluetooth
GPS-4012 Receiver, please make sure if your package includes the following
items. If any item is damaged or missing, please contact your dealer at once.
• 1x Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver
• 1x Cigarette lighter adapter
• 1x Lithium rechargeable battery
• 1x User’s manual
*Unit package contents may vary depending on countries without prior notice.
2. Getting started
Please follow the procedure step by step.
Step 1 Charging Your Battery
For the 1st time you use the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver, please charge
battery until it is full (the LED blinks). Take the power cable and connect it to the
power jack (mini USB type). This will begin to charge the battery. The LED that
represents the battery is the right-most battery icon (shown in below).
the battery
•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 LED is blinking, that means battery is fully charged.
•When you plug into the mini USB cable to charge your unit, it will take
5~10 seconds then you can see the green LED turning on.
Step 2 Turn on the power switch
Step 3 Connecting your PDA device with GPS-4012
Please refer to the user manual of PDA to enable the Bluetooth connectivity. If
the connection between your device and Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver
is successful, the blue LED of Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver will be
Below, we provide a common procedure of software installation to set up your
PDA. (For other PDA, the steps may be a little bit different. Bluetooth Manager is
one of popular program used for Bluetooth device.)
1. Open “Bluetooth
Manager” on pocket pc,
and establish new
Start > Bluetooth
Explore A Bluetooth
device >Next
Tap Blumax BT-GPS
2. Explore a Bluetooth
device, and find the
“Blumax BT-GPS”
3. (Optional)
Passkey 0000
(if your PDA ask for
the passkey)
4. Connect to
Serial Port Profile
(SPP) Slave
Select SPP slave->Next
5. Finish Bluetooth
Manager Setup
Tap and Hold Blumax
BT-GPS: SPP slave,
Step 4 Load your GPS mapping or routing software
along with the corresponding maps of the areas that you plan to travel to.
Step 5 Start the application
and select the correct COM port & baud rate.
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.
3. How to test your Bluetooth GPS Receiver?
The testing program only supports the Microsoft Windows CE & Pocket PC
based PDA platform.
3.1 Software Installation
You have to first synchronize the PDA and your PC, and run the “Setup.exe”
to execute the installation procedure of GpsView testing program (via PC and
To get this program, you can download it at your agent’s website.
1. Synchronize the PDA and your PC.
2. Run the “Setup.exe”.
3. Execute the installation.
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3.2 GPS Test
Once you have completed the setup of your Bluetooth device, you may check to
see if your GpsView software is attempting to fix your position. You can do this
by opening your GPS software. If it fails, you should select the correct COM port
and Baud Rate (4800~115200) to start receiving GPS data. Shortly, you will see
the GPS code running as in the picture below. This signifies that your Bluetooth
device is functioning properly.
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.
3.2.1 Executing GPS Demo Program
Execute the “GpsView” by double clicking GPS Demo icon in programs menu.
3.2.2 GPS Demo Screen
1. Initial
2. Doing auto scan
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Appendix A. LED Display
The Bluetooth GPS Receiver has three LED lights, one is Bluetooth Status LED,
the 2nd one is Battery Status LED, the 3rd one is GPS Status LED. The status
table of LED shows as follows:
Status LED
Always on:
Not connected to any Bluetooth devices yet
Slowly blinking:
Sleeping mode (1 time / 5
Bluetooth is connected and
Quickly blinkready for data transmission
(1 time / 2 seconds)
Battery Status LED
GPS Status
The battery is too low
Light On:
The battery is charging
The battery is fully charged
Always on:
Acquiring satellites, GPS
position not fix
GPS position is fixed,
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Appendix B. Fuzzy Auto On/Off
Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver supports fuzzy auto on/off. It can automatically enter the sleeping mode after your turning off the Bluetooth connectivity, thus
you can always power it on with very low power consumption.
With fuzzy auto on/off, if the connection between your device and Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver is successful, GPS-4012 Receiver will wake up itself
and the blue LED of GPS-4012 Receiver will be quickly blinking again (every 2 sec)
and the orange LED of GPS-4012 Receiver will also be on.
Appendix C. Specification
C/A Code
MTK MT3318
Performance Characteristics
Position Accuracy
Without aid: 3.0m 2D-RMS
<3m CEP(50%) without SA(horizontal)
Velocity Accuracy
Without aid: 0.1m/s
Without aid: <4g
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Appendix C.Specification
Timing Accuracy
Reacquisition Time
Hot start
Warm start
Cold start
50 ns RMS
Acquisition: -144dBm
Tracking: -158dBm
Maximum 18,000m
Maximum 515m/s
Maximum 4g
Input Voltage
Power Consumption
Vin: DC 5.0V±10%
35mA (Avg.)
Rechargeable Lithium battery
GPS Output Data
Baud rate 115200 bps, Data bit: 8, Stop bit: 1 (Default)
NMEA0183 v3.01 Default: GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
-10 ~ 60°C
-20 ~ 60°C
0 ~ 45°C
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Appendix C.Specification
Output Power
Bluetooth Profile
Fully compliant with Bluetooth V1.2
0dBm (Typical), ClassII
10 ~ 15 meters
Serial Port Profile (SPP)
2.4G ~ 2.4835GHz ISM Band
Physical Characteristics
46.5 x 72.2 x 20 mm
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Appendix D. Frequently Asked Questions
Q: The GPS Demo software GpsView doesn’t seem to be making any connections
with my Bluetooth GPS receiver. How do I make it work?
A: You will need to make sure your PDA is paired with Bluetooth device. Follow
the section “Chapter 2. Getting started > Step 3 Connecting your handheld device
with the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver” to make sure that your PDA is recognizing the Bluetooth GPS receiver properly. If so, you will need to connect with
the device by going to the Bluetooth Manager and double-tapping on the Blumax
Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver icon.
Q: My Bluetooth GPS Receiver seems to be receiving the satellite signals, but I
am unable to establish a connection between the receiver and my PDA. How can
I make a connection?
A: Go to the Bluetooth Manager on your PDA. Locate the “Blumax Bluetooth GPS4012 Receiver: SPP Slave” icon and tap and hold. A pop-up menu will appear,
select Delete.
Next, perform a soft reset on your PDA.
Once your PDA has finished resetting itself, go back to the Bluetooth Manager
screen and perform the typical setup and connection procedures for your Bluetooth receiver (for help with connection please review the section “Chapter 2 Getting started > Step 3 Connecting your handheld device with the Blumax Bluetooth
GPS-4012 Receiver”).
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Appendix E. 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
Step 5 From R to L close
the cover
Step 6 Done
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Appendix F. Helpful tips
Your Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver should be treated with care and properly maintained to ensure the best performance. Keep in mind these helpful tips
when using your receiver:
Some vehicles having heavy metallic sun protecting coating on windshields, which may affect signal receptions
Driving in and around high buildings may affect signal receptions.
Driving under tunnels or in buildings may affect signal receptions.
Low battery of a PDA or of an Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver may affect signal receptions.
Please check the correct “COM” and “Baudrate” of your PDA.
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.
Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver output data updates every second, thus the actual position and the position in your map may have time delay. This may happen when you drive at higher speed or make a turn around a corner.
Note that Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver may not work indoors where it can not see the sky.
For the 1st time you use the Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver, it will take 1 to 3 minutes to get the satellite constellation and fix your position, this is called “Cold Start”. If you replace the battery, Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver will do Cold Start again.
If your Blumax Bluetooth GPS-4012 Receiver can’t fix your position for
more than 20 minutes, we suggest you change to another open space and then try again.
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Appendix G. 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.
Industry Canada Caution
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or
pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for
the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada’s
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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 H. 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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