GH-615 GPS FAQ

1.) Q: Is this device WAAS/ EGNOS enabled?
1.) A: Yes, the device is WAAS/ EGNOS enabled product sold by USGlobalSat, Inc and its Authorized Dealers .

2.) Q: What datum is used?
2.) A: WGS 84

3.) Q: Is this device weather-proof?
3.) A: Yes… It adheres to IPX-7 standards.  

4.) Q: What's the GPS’ refresh rate?
4.) A: GGA(1sec), GSA(5sec), GSV(5sec), RMC(1sec),VTG(1sec)

5.) Q: How many satellites are needed for 3-D positioning?
5.) A: A minimum of 4 satellites (3 for 2-D no altitude)

6.) Q: Can I reconfigure GH-615B or GH-615M?
6.) A: Yes. All custom configurations can be executed directly from the unit.

7.) Q: Can I reconfigure GH-615B or GH-615M Baud-Rate? If so, what program?
7.) A: Not applicable for this device.

8.) Q: Can I reconfigure GH-615B or GH-615 NMEA data?
8.) A: Not applicable for this device.

9.) Q: What platforms does the GH-615B/ GH-615M PC utility support?
9.) A: Microsoft’s Windows 2000, ME, XP and Vista.

10.) Q: Does the unit export data?
10.) A: Yes. This can be accomplished via the included GH-615B or GH-615M PC utility.  This unit is programmed to shut off automatically after 10 minutes if not communicating with another Bluetooth device.

11.) Q: What track records are imported?
11.) A: Waypoints and track-points are imported to the included GH-615B/ GH-615M PC utility.

12.) Q: What is the maximum number of waypoints saved on GH-615B or GH-615M unit?

12.) A: 100 waypoints.

13.) Q: What is the maximum number of track-points saved on GH-615B or GH-615M unit?
13.) A: 60000 track-points.

14.) Q: What track records are graphed?
14.) A: Speed and altitude. (Heart Rate- Only on GH-615M) are graphed from the included GH-615B or GH-615M PC utility.

15.) Q: Can I see my track records in a geographical format?
15.) A:  If you have downloaded the waypoints to your GH-615B/ GH-615M PC utility. You may simply export your data to Google Earth to view them. In addition to the former, you can view your waypoints in Google Maps.

16.) Q: Can I update my GH615B firmware to a GH-615M?
16.) A: No. Due to different chipsets utilized on GH-615M.  

17.) Q: Can I purchase the heart rate monitor separately?
17.) A: No. GH-615M and Heart Rate Monitor are only sold together.  

18.) Q: Are you going to offer firmware updates?
18.) A: Yes. However, firmware upgrade can be conducted directly from the GH-615B/ GH-615M PC utility.

19.) Q: What measurement units are supported?
19.) A: Statute or metric.

20.) Q: Does the unit include a backlight?
20.) A: Yes, with various backlight settings ranging from 15 seconds to 2 minutes.

21.) Q: Can you adjust the screen contrast?
21.) A: Yes, you may adjust the screen’s contrast.

22.) Q: What are the supported languages on the GH-615B/ GH-615M?
22.) A: The supported languages include: English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.

23.) Q: Can you set record point interval?
23.) A: Yes. Note… the maximum rate is one-second per record point. Creating the most accurate record keeping.  

24.) Q: What is the default set record point interval?
24.) A: One-second record point intervals.

25.) Q: Can I enable/ disable the GPS feature at any time?
25.) A: Yes. 

26.) Q: Does GH-615B/ GH-615M incorporate a GPS real-time status?
26.) A: Yes. The GH-615B/ GH-615M include a GPSInfo utility to view the watch’s GPS current state. 

27.) Q: Can I use the GPS feature for real-time location tracking?
27.) A: Yes. Mirror and configure communication port (ie.Com x, Baud Rate 57600bps) settings to your third party GPS navigation software. (Windows XP HINT: See Device Manager under Ports-> PL-2303 USB-to-Serial -> Settings)

28.) Q: Can I delete a route or all stored routes?
28.) A: Yes.

29.) Q: What is the display type?
29.) A: Black and white LCD.

30.) Q: What is the GH-615B/ GH-615M  battery life expectancy?
30.) A: GH615B- 25 hours when GPS “OFF” and Backlight “OFF”.
         GH615B- 25 hours when GPS “ON” and Backlight “OFF”. 
         GH615B- 11 hours when GPS “ON” and Backlight “OFF”.

        GH615M- 25 hours when GPS “OFF”, Backlight “OFF” and HR Monitor “OFF”.
        GH615M- 25 hours when GPS “OFF”, Backlight “OFF” and HR Monitor “ON”.
        GH615M- 11 hours when GPS “ON”, Backlight “OFF” and HR Monitor “OFF”.
        GH615M- 11 hours when GPS “ON”, Backlight “ON” and HR Monitor “OFF”.
        GH615M- 11 hours when GPS “ON”, Backlight “ON” and HR Monitor “ON”.

31.) Q: What is the GH-615B/ GH-615M GPS chipset utilized?
31.) A: SiRF Star III 20 Channel with an accuracy of 10meters, 2D RMS, to 5meters,2DRMS,WAAS/EGNOS enabled.