One way to get increased accuracy to your Windows Mobile GPS device is to connect an external GNSS receiver via Bluetooth. The Trimble R1 and R2 are great for this application. Follow these steps to get the devices connected to Bluetooth and set up a COM port to use in a collection software like TerraSync, TerraFlex, and others!
First, take a look at your serial number on the back of the device.
Next, put the device in Bluetooth pairing mode. This can be accomplished on an R1 by holding down the button for 5 seconds until you see a blue flash, then letting go. A constant blue flash means you have successfully put the device in to pairing mode. The Trimble R2 doesn’t have a pairing mode, so you should be able to see it right away.
Next, go to “Settings>Bluetooth>Add New Device” on your windows mobile device. Your device should appear with the last 5 digits of the serial number identifying it. Click on the device and hit Next, then enter the device password. 0000 is the default code for Trimble devices.
Next, assign the device to a COM port. Tab over to COM Ports and choose “New Outgoing Port” then select an available port. Un-check the box for secure connection. Hit “Finish” and you will have set up the COM port.
The next step is to use the device in a collection software, such as TerraSync or TerraFlex.
In TerraSync, simply go to Setup>GNSS Settings and change the GNSS Receiver Port to the COM port that you just set up..
In TerraFlex, go to Settings>GNSS Receiver Port and select the COM ports that you set up for the external receiver to use.
After you have the device connected in a collection software, you can utilize real-time corrections and start to collect data! If you have any questions, please reach out to us!