Earlier today Christopher Schmidt was looking for a cheap Bluetooth GPS receiver on #mobitopia. I think he stumbled upon a hidden gem: the Delorme Bluerunner. It looks like a no-frills but useful and usable receiver that would be perfect for GPS applications on mobile phones and PDAs. The truly best part about it is the price point: $149.
There are tons of GPS units out there. There are tons of cheap but good GPS units out there. However, I think this is the first case of a good cheap GPS unit that also works over Bluetooth. Here’s a roundup of information about the Delorme Bluelogger:
- Bluelogger Overview
- Accessories, including an external antenna for $33
- Pocket GPS World seems to like it
- Motor home enthusiasts like it
- Aparently it doesn’t play well with Mapopolis
- Geocaching with the Bluelogger [pdf]
I’m pretty sure that this is a fairly new product, but I’m suprised that a compact inexpensive bluetooth GPS reciever such as this seems to be flying under the rader. A quick check of Technorati and Feedster comes up pretty short. I would have thought that people would be all over this. Am I missing something? Is this too good to be true? $149 seems to be a new price point for a decent Bluetooth GPS receiver.