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GNS 2000 Bluetooth GPS receiver for mobile [Update]

GNS2000Global Navigation Systems distributed in December 2012 its new Bluetooth GPS, on GNS 2000. It is now replaced by the GNS2000 more, equipped with a new GALILEO compatible receiver.

Certified compatible with Apple products by the label Apple MFI "Made For iPhone/iPod/iPad"., It caters mainly to non-GPS devices : is iPod Touch and iPad WiFi all models. It can also be used with all PDAs, Bluetooth phones and tablets.

Equipped with the chipset Mediatek MT3333, It is now compatible with the European GALILEO network, American GPS, Russian GLONASS systems, Chinese BEIDOU, and the majority of the SBAS (¹). Specifications :

  • Silicone non-slip coating
  • Receiver GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BEIDOU all-in-one 99 -Channels
  • Multi-support SBAS : WAAS/EGNOS/QZSS/MSAS/GAGAN (¹)
  • Automatic shutdown in the absence of Bluetooth connection
  • Support multi-client Bluetooth
  • On / off switch by side
  • Dimensions : 79 x 45 x 11 mm
  • Weight : 70 grams

The battery is always 10 hours in use, which corresponds to the autonomy of the iPhone and iPad accordingly. The unit is supplied with :

  • 12V cigarette lighter
  • 12V/micro-USB cable
  • Mount
  • User Instructions

It is available in France the unchanged price of 99,95 EUR.

(¹) See SBAS in the Glossary


Author : Francis

Since 2009 independent IT trainer and consultant for boating. Translator of many navigation applications on iOS and MacOS. Professional in boating for over 25 years, I provide training for applications and consulting and assistance for the integration of mobile devices (tablets, smartphones) on pleasure boats.


  1. I see every day that passes that new GPS, new multiplexers nmea wifi out. I'll probably seem like archaic but when the end of the wave?
    I explain. I am the proud owner of a steel cutter we have to retype the Caribbean. I redid all the electronics on board and invested in an iPad iNavX and to make use of tracer at the helm. As far as it can, and to the extent that my boat is equipped nmea to send GPS data to my PC and ais (serial cable) I will wish to do the same on the ipad.
    It was then that my problem is complicated. I categorically refuse to install a transmitter wifi on my boat. I am one of the shaken jar that we live are surrounded by electromagnetic waves too. I rot the brain a little more enclosing a wireless transmitter in a steel box (or one screw) … Non merci!

    We certainly Commes at a time and be very connection cable for its decor is cheesy and is a ranking ex officio ”geek”, I will wish that our illustrious industrial take into account that the wireless has not only advantages, and sometimes a good old copper wire plastic recouvet do the same job and more healthily!

    For what is my request, y'aurai you there somewhere a jar of Syphone like me to create a cable capable of transmitting iPad that will give the nmea GPS and ais? Preferably while being able to charge the device simultaneously. Yes I know I am demanding, but until then I have found that the GPS cable only… Disappointment.

    I will surely against the current of the majority of the world population, but we already live in a microwave open land, if we can limit our exposure a little when you are at sea, I find a shame not to!

    The Syphone the jar

    • Cher Chris, your comment makes me die of laughter. Not mockery, be reassured, but because you highlight something that neither I, or any browser of my knowledge never mentioned.

      I categorically refuse to install a transmitter wifi on my boat. I am one of the shaken jar that we live are surrounded by electromagnetic waves too.

      Despite the content of this blog in which I apology for WiFi transmissions to the greatest benefit of the users of iPhone and iPad, I humbly admit that your comment is full of common sense. Who does not criticize, in our common continental, the proliferation of communication antennas of all kinds, and the harm they can cause to our health and that of our children ? Alas, even the most vindictive critics are the same people who vilify operators when their mobile phone is to fail, Offline.
      Alas, there would still be a free space of any evil wave : la mer ? Well yes. Simply navigate as I have done for decades, with just a few instruments and GPS wired. At best, with some means, reader charts. Unfortunately, on iPad, Apple refuses any physical system (or almost, there are exceptions) allowing it to connect instrumentation. It must be admitted that the use of the iPad or iPhone boating not fit into their priority targets. We are therefore forced, one – and only if – we want to display on an iPad data from our instruments, means use of Wi-Fi.
      But I want to reassure you, un iPad (with integrated GPS) with software quality and the appropriate mapping can lead to the end of the world without any instrument on board there is connected. The gauges and repeaters are sufficient in themselves, which need to interface with an iPad ? And AIS, you could say. There are screens such as Watchmate which perfectly fulfill this office.
      You can banish your WiFi board, and navigate safely.

  2. Hello

    Can you tell me whether jailbreak iphone gps antenna to use this external?



    • Of course not, see, it is of the Bluetooth connection. It will never issue jailbreak on this blog, I do not subscribe to this method.