My only complaint is the short cable that came with this device and the small suction cup does not hold on like the larger one on the old The drivers will not load out of the box. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Still works as if brand new. I replaced it with a better GPS unit.

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Microsoft Pharos GPS SIRF III – GRLevel 3 | Stormtrack

This should be the recommended GPS for storm chasers if Stormtrack has such a list. Are there screws behind the stickers or phatos The connections are, from left to right from the back with the connector at the bottom: This means if you are an electronics tinkerer, you will love these!

The crowdsourced driving directions app now lets you add widgets so you can track your ETA more easily and quickly. I’d like to see the properties screen in Device Manager for the Pharos unit to see what is being reported by Windows as the issue. After cutting part of the back off the gps module to get at the connectors, I soldered on three wires. Even better would be a cable such as for a cellphone with that jack and I would just hack the other end of that cable.


We can help with questions once you get the unit to ensure you’re successful! Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. I ended up navigating by the map and not by the GPS. This is nearly too good to pass up.

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A buck buys you your first 30 days of service. I missed turns so much that I almost threw it out the window.

PHAROS GPS500 locator

No telling where to start. Works fine with the TinyGPS http: Plus, you can load celebrity voices! Was given one of these units, worked very well. It jumped between two different COM ports each time I plugged it in so no telling if this is a solid fix.

I did like some of the features of my old unit better but it isn’t MS Windows 7 compatible. The small size was my only hesitation after dealing with the small GPS This nav app may be smart, but it’s no genius. You really have two options here. Then I soldered a 6 pin male header 0. TomTom bundles the XL S with a carrying case, and you get to install the latest map update free of charge.


If you get an S4 I’d uninstall the other two drivers before installing the S4 drivers to avoid any potential conflicts. Still works as if brand new.

Microsoft Pharos GPS-500 SIRF III – GRLevel 3

Make sure you uninstalled all previous drivers before plugging the GPS in and installing the new vps-500. Beginning to think it’s some driver conflict. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. You must log in or sign up to post here.