I've just brought a Qstrarz BT-818 eXtreme, to use with my Nokia N95 8gb, for track times and acceleration tests on my motorbike. (GPS set on 5Hz on tail of bike, the phone in my pocket)
But it doesn't seem to work, as seems to disconnect, (have recorded 1 track session out of over 15 attempts.
But a Palmone gps unit i have works perfect every time, but i thinks its only a 1Hz.
Is this a common issue? can it be sorted?
So is it a easy fix the filmware update and will it cure the issue?
Do you know what the issue actually is?
Yes, backup is essential before update Brand new phones manage without, but it's still recommended.
As I own a n95 8gb, I'd like to know which version can cause problem and starting which it is supposed to be solved. My phone is in one of the latest version (v30) and I don't want to upgrade to the latest (v31) as it doesn't allow to hack the phone...
Since the update of filmware, its been faultless.
My brother has also used my 818ex faultlessly on his New nokia N71, and the latest Samsung laptop phone.
1st, The switch on the side isn't very positive, and can easierly be knocked to the wrong position.
2nd, The back battery cover is alittle loose fitting, and recommend if fitted using Velcro on the back, the the back cover is either tap'd to the gps unit, or cable tied to stop the 2 coming apart whilst in use.
i've emailed Qstarz today about my 818ex coming apart, and they advice for the unit to be tap'd down, or fitted in a proper Bag thats fixed, this stop the back coming off, as they know it can be a issue when used in extreme sports.
I also fit mine using good quality velcro on the back too, but now its cable tie'd to stop any chance of it coming apart in use.
My brother got a 818x last week, and its the same as mine.