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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsPDA Jul 21st, 2019 - 8:49 PM EST
    Nexian HandyGPS Visor Module
    Author: Tom Solinap
    Date Posted: June 14th, 2001
    Rating: 7.5/10 SystemLogistics


    When the HandyGPS arrived on my doorstep I quickly opened it and proceeded to install the little gadget. Over-all the installation process was pretty simple and easy. However, there were a few minor annoyances that I ran into. The first little snag was the battery door. It was a little hard to open at first. Actually it was very hard to open. After a few minutes of struggling, I finally managed to pry it open. The good thing is that after that first struggle, it's easy to open. Not terribly bad, but it was a bit of a hassle the first time. Now that the batteries are installed, let's see how this thing works.

    The process of setting up the GPS module is fairly simple, but make sure you follow the directions carefully. The included instructions were specific and pretty much walked you through satellite acquisition process. It takes a few minutes to get everything set up the first time, and you have to be within view of the open sky for everything to work. Basically you hold the Visor steady while the GPS device communicates with the satellites. It can seem like a long time, but you won't have to do it often. After you connect to at least 4 satellites, you're pretty much ready to use your GPS. Every time you turn the unit off or go in doors, you'll have to connect to the satellites again the next time you want to use the module. Fortunately, the subsequent loading doesn't take as long as the first time.

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