Asus S102 - Automotive GPS Receiver Owner`s manual

Universal GPS Receiver
Thank you for purchasing the XGPS150 Universal
Bluetooth® GPS Receiver from Dual Electronics.
The XGPS150 works with signals from GPS satellites to determine your location anywhere in the
world. It then can transmit your location information to many kinds of devices which have Bluetooth connectivity and support the Bluetooth Serial
Port Profile (SPP). This includes:
• the iPhone® (generations 2 through 4)
• the iPod touch® (generations 2 through 4)
• the first generation of the iPad®
You can also connect the XGPS150 to many Android®, Windows® or Blackberry® smart phones
and tablets, as well as to notebook computers running Windows or OS X.
NOTE: Not all manufacturers include SPP in their
devices, even if the device has Bluetooth. Please
consult the owner’s manual for your specific device to determine whether it supports SPP. Some
devices, like Android-based devices, may need a
helper app to connect to the XGPS150. See Pairing with your device for more information.
Bluetooth status indicator
Battery level
GPS status
Power on/off (push firmly &
hold momentarily)
Power switch. Firmly press and hold the power
icon for a moment to turn the device on or off.
Low battery indicator. This light will flash red
when the battery level is low and the device requires recharging. (See Charging the XGPS150.)
During charging, the light will glow red and change
to green when charging is complete. This light is
normally off while the XGPS150 is running.
Bluetooth status indicator. This light will indicate
whether the XGPS150 is searching for a device to
connect to, negotiating a connection with a device,
or has successfully paired to a device. A slow flash
(about once per second) indicates the XGPS150
Features (cont’d)
is available to connect to another device. A quick
flash (approx. 5 times per second) briefly happens when the XGPS150 is pairing with another
device. A solid glow indicates that the XGPS150
has successfully paired and is communicating with
another device.
GPS status indicator. The GPS indicator will
flash while the XGPS150 is searching for satellite
signals. The light will change to a steady green
when your location is successfully determined.
NOTE: when paired with an iPad, iPod or iPhone
the GPS status light will not illuminate until an app
is actively requesting GPS information.
Features (cont’d)
USB port for charging
Mode switch
• Right for iPad/iPod/iPhone
• Left for all other devices
USB connection. The USB connector is used for
charging the XGPS150.
Mode switch. The mode switch must be set for
the device you want to use the XGPS150 with:
Switch Position
For these devices:
Left (towards USB
• Android, Windows &
Blackberry devices.
• Laptops and tablets.
Right (away from USB • iPod touch, iPad and
The XGPS150 is very simple to use. There is a
one-time setup process to connect it to your iPad,
iPod, smart phone, tablet or laptop computer.
Once this setup process is completed, simply turn
on the XGPS150 to begin using it.
To setup the XGPS150 with your device, you will
need to do two things:
• Set the mode switch on the XGPS150 for the
type of device you will be using.
• Pair the XGPS150 with the device you will be
Setting the mode switch
With the tip of a fine ballpoint pen, move the mode
switch to the proper position:
• If you are using the XGPS150 with an iPad,
iPod touch or iPhone slide the switch right,
away from the USB connector.
• To use the XGPS150 with an Android, Windows or Blackberry smart phone, laptop computer or tablet, move the mode switch to the left,
towards the USB connector.
Pairing with your device
Pairing is the process connecting two devices over
Bluetooth and allowing them to communicate. You
will need to go through the pairing process each
time you use the XGPS150 with a new device, and
the XGPS150 will automatically try to reconnect to
the last device it was paired with.
NOTE: If your device requires a code to connect
during the pairing process, use “0000” or “1234”.
Pairing the XGPS150 with the iPod touch, iPad
or iPhone
(NOTE: these instructions were written using iOS
version 4.1 and may be different if you are using a
different version of the iPhone OS.)
• Make sure the mode switch on the XGPS150
is set correctly for your device (see Setup).
• On the touch/iPad/iPhone device, go to:
and turn on Bluetooth. The device will automatically begin looking for the XGPS150.
• Turn on the XGPS150. The blue Bluetooth
status light on the XGPS150 will begin to blink
slowly (about once per second).
• After a few seconds, the XGPS150 will appear
as XGPS150-xxxxxx in the list of devices on
the touch/iPad/iPhone screen. (The last 6 digits
are part of the XGPS150 serial number and
will be different for each unit.) The word Misc
may also appear for a few moments before
XGPS150-xxxxxx appears.
• Tap XGPS150-xxxxxx in the list of devices to
connect to it. The words “Not Paired” will disappear and be replaced by the spinning cursor.
• After approximately 10 seconds, the
XGPS150-xxxxxx name in the device list will
change to blue text and the word Connected
will appear. The blue LED on the XGPS150 will
blink rapidly for a few seconds and then stay
illuminated, confirming the two devices have
successfully paired and are communicating.
Pairing the XGPS150 with an Android device
(NOTE: these instructions were written using Android OS version 2.1 and may be different if you
are using a different version of the Android OS.)
• Make sure the mode switch on the XGPS150
is set correctly for your device (see Setup).
• Turn on the XGPS150. The blue Bluetooth
status light on the XGPS150 will begin to blink
slowly (about once per second).
• On the Android device go to:
and enable the option for Allow mock locations. This will let the Android device use GPS
information from an external device like the
• On the Android device go to:
Settings->Wireless & networks
and turn on Bluetooth.
• On the Android device go to
Settings->Wireless & networks->
Bluetooth settings
and select Scan for devices.
• After a few seconds, the word XGPS150xxxxxx will appear in the list of devices. (Note:
the last 6 digits are part of the XGPS150 serial
number and will vary from device to device.) At
this point, the Android device may say Paired
but not connected and the blue Bluetooth
indicator XGPS150 will continue to blink slowly.
• In order for GPS-enabled apps to use information from an external GPS, you will likely need
to install a helper app on your Android device.
This helper app runs in the background and will
let apps communicate with the XGPS150. Several helper apps are available, and we recommend using a free app on the Android Market
called Bluetooth GPS.
Using the Bluetooth GPS helper app with the
• Please make sure you have completed the
steps above in Pairing the XGPS150 with an
Android device.
• Download and install the Bluetooth GPS app
from the Android Marketplace.
• Open the Bluetooth GPS app and select the
XGPS150 from the pull-down menu on the Main
• Check the box next to Enable Mock GPS
• Tap the Connect button. Your Android device
will connect to the XGPS150 and begin streaming location data to apps on your device. The
blue Bluetooth indicator on the XGPS150 will
illuminate without blinking.
Pairing the XGPS150 with a Blackberry device
(NOTE: these instructions were written using a
Blackberry Storm 9550 and may be different if you
are using a different model of Blackberry smart
• Make sure the mode switch on the XGPS150
is set correctly for your device (see Setup).
• Turn on the XGPS150. The blue Bluetooth
light on the XGPS150 will begin to blink slowly
(about once per second).
• From the Blackberry main menu go to:
Manage Connections
and turn on Bluetooth.
• From the Blackberry main menu go to:
Add Device
and select Search.
• After a few seconds, the name XGPS150xxxxxx will appear in the list of paired devices.
(Note: the last 6 digits are part of the XGPS150
serial number and will vary from device to
• From the Blackberry main menu go to
Options->Advanced Options->
and select the XGPS150-xxxxxx from the GPS
Data Source list of devices. Also, on the same
menu, make sure that GPS Services is set for
Location On and Location Data is Enabled.
If you need additional help connecting the
XGPS150 to your device, please contact customer
service ( or 866-382-5476). However, due to the enormous number and variety of
available devices, you may need to contact the
manufacturer of your device for additional instructions.
Using the XGPS150
Once the XGPS150 is paired with your device, you
can begin using apps that utilize GPS information.
The XGPS150 includes a non-slip pad for use in a
car or on a boat. Slide the XGPS150 into the pad
to secure it, making sure that the lip of the pad
seals over the top edges of the XGPS150. The
XGPS150 is not waterproof, but it will withstand
light splashing when it is seated properly in the
non-slip pad.
A two-piece armband is also included for using the
XGPS150 during hiking, geocaching, jogging, cycling or other outdoor activities. Use the armband
without the extension to secure the XGPS150
around the strap of a backpack. With the extension, the XGPS150 can be secured around your
Charging the XGPS150
The XGPS150 is charged via the USB connector
on the side of the device. To charge, simply connect the XGPS150 to the USB port on any computer using the included USB cable. A 12V cigarette lighter adapter is also included for charging
the XGPS150 in a car. It takes approximately 2.5
hours to fully charge the XGPS150.
Tips for best performance
• Put the XGPS150 in a location with a clear
view of the sky: the dashboard of your car, a boat
bulkhead, the shoulder strap of a backpack, etc.
• The range of the Bluetooth connection will
drop as the battery level drops. If you find that the
wireless connection is failing, try recharging the
Dimensions (WxHxD in mm)
• XGPS150: 55.0 x 55.0 x 18.5
• Non-slip pad: 94.0 x 144.0 x 22.0
XGPS150 Voltage
• Input voltage: 5 VDC
Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter Voltage
• Input voltage: 12-24 VDC
• Output: 5 VDC
• 65 Channel SkyTraq engine
• Cold start: < 29 sec. typ. (open sky)
• Warm start: < 25 sec. typ. (open sky)
• CSR engine
• Version: 2.1+EDR
• Range: ~10m (~33 ft.) (open space)
Internal Battery
• Capacity: 680 mAh
• Operating time: ~8.5 hours
• Charging time: ~2.5 hours
Environment Requirements
• Operating temp: 14˚F - 140˚F (-10˚C - 60˚C)
• Storage temp: -4˚F - 176˚F (-20˚C - 80˚C)
• Relative humidity: 5% - 95% non condensing
ICC Compliance
This Class [B] digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
FCC Compliance
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
Compliance (cont’d)
communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Limited One-Year Warranty
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You
may also have other rights which vary from state
to state. Dual Electronics Corp. warrants this product to the original purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of
one year from the date of the original purchase.
Dual Electronics Corp. agrees, at our option, during the warranty period, to repair any defect in material or workmanship or to furnish an equal new,
renewed or comparable product (whichever is
deemed necessary) in exchange without charges,
subject to verification of the defect or malfunction
and proof of the date of purchase. Subsequent replacement products are warranted for the balance
of the original warranty period.
Who is covered? This warranty is extended to the
original retail purchaser for products purchased
from an authorized Dual dealer and used in the
What is covered? This warranty covers all defects
in material and workmanship in this product. The
following are not covered: software, installation/removal costs, damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, product modification, improper installation, incorrect line voltage, unauthorized
repair or failure to follow instructions supplied with
Warranty (cont’d)
the product, or damage occurring during return
shipment of the product. Specific license conditions and copyright notices for the software can be
found via
What to do?
1. Before you call for service, check the troubleshooting guide in your owner’s manual. A slight
adjustment of any custom controls may save you
a service call.
2. If you require service during the warranty period, you must carefully pack the product (preferably in the original package) and ship it by prepaid
transportation with a copy of the original receipt
from the retailer to an authorized service center.
3. Please describe your problem in writing and
include your name, a return UPS shipping address
(P.O. Box not acceptable), and a daytime phone
number with your shipment.
4. For more information and for the location of
the nearest authorized service center please contact us by one of the following methods:
• Call us toll-free at 1-866-382-5476
• E-mail us at
Exclusion of Certain Damages: This warranty is
exclusive and in lieu of any and all other warran18
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ties, expressed or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose and any obligation,
liability, right, claim or remedy in contract or tort,
whether or not arising from the company’s negligence, actual or imputed. No person or representative is authorized to assume for the company
any other liability in connection with the sale of this
product. In no event shall the company be liable
for indirect, incidental or consequential damages.
Dual Electronics Corp.
Toll Free: 1-866-382-5476
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