The GeoDiscovery Geode GPS Springboard module for Handspring Visor is an interactive travel guide that easily snaps onto your Handspring Visor. It incorporates a GPS receiver, a digital compass, and two memory expansion slots. The SiRFstar II-based 12-channel global positioning system receiver has an integrated antenna that enables the Geode to receive L1 C/A (course acquisition) signals from any of the 24 GPS satellites orbiting the earth. The Geode uses SiRF’s FoliageLock technology, which provides a high level of signal sensitivity and performance even in canyons, between buildings, and in dense foliage. It also incorporates dual multipath rejection that eliminates stray data from reflected signals. This feature boosts GPS accuracy in many environments where the radio signals can bounce off rocks or buildings before reaching the Geode.
Further enhancing the GPS accuracy of the Geode is the implementation of the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) developed by the Federal Aviation Administration. It is a geographically expansive augmentation to the basic GPS service. WAAS improves the accuracy, integrity, and availability of the basic GPS signals to approximately 2 meters in the United States, northern Mexico, and southern Canada.
The Geode runs on two AA batteries and includes two MultiMediaCard slots capable of holding at least 64 MB each of storage for maps and trip information. Additionally, it includes a digital compass and a temperature sensor.
The GeoDiscovery software runs on any Handsping Visor with Palm OS version 3.0 or higher. The GeoView Mobile software enables users to browse information linked to interactive maps and interactive travel guides. It can show you where you are on a moving map, provide navigation assistance, and help you bookmark your favorite places.
Incorporates a GPS receiver, a digital compass, and 2 memory expansion slots
12-channel GPS receiver
Features SiRF’s FoliageLock technology for reliable signal sensitivity
Incorporates Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) for accuracy
Compatible with Handspring Visor