Garmin GLO 2

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Navigate with Garmin-caliber GPS data on the mobile device of your choice. GLO brings you the best of both worlds by combining GPS/GLONASS receivers with Bluetooth® technology so you can enjoy precise position information on your iPad, iPhone or Android device.

Enjoy the Accuracy of GPS + GLONASS

GLO can receive position information from both the GPS and GLONASS satellite constellations, allowing it to connect to up to 24 more satellites than devices that rely on GPS alone. This allows GLO to lock on to satellites approximately 20% faster and remain connected even at high speed. What’s more, GLO updates its position information at 10x per second – that’s up to 10x more often than the GPS receivers in many mobile devices.

Set it Up and Go

Using Bluetooth technology, GLO wirelessly pairs to your mobile device. Just set GLO within range of your mobile device and in moments you’ll be receiving GLO’s position data. The device features up to 12 hours of battery life to keep your position on even the longest trips, and charging GLO between uses is a cinch with the included USB cable or and optional 12/24 Volt cigarette lighter adapter. Garmin’s optional friction mount keeps the receiver safe on your dash and in full view of satellites.

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Pairing GLO with Android device
To pair and use the Garmin GLO with an Android device, please follow these steps:

Download and Install Bluetooth GPS from the Google Play Store. (Bluetooth GPS is a third-party application and is not affiliated with Garmin.)

Make sure the GLO is turned on:

    • On your Android device, touch "Settings".
    • Touch "Bluetooth".
    • Under "Devices", locate the GLO and touch to pair.

Once the GLO is paired, locate the Bluetooth GPS app and launch.

  1. Touch the box to "Enable Mock GPS Provider" box within the app. Note: You may be taken to an Android settings page with an option to "Allow mock locations". If so, touch to check this option and then press the back button on the phone.
  2. From within the Bluetooth GPS app, press menu (location may vary), then "Settings".
  3. Under "Service Settings", Touch the "Reconnect" check box
  4. Under "Connection Problems Related", touch the check box for "Use Insecure Connection".
  5. Press the "Back" button on your Android device.
  6. From the home screen of the Bluetooth GPS app, touch the "Connect" button to the right of the Garmin GLO. If you see data filling up the fields below, then everything is working properly.

To test further and ensure that GPS data is being received, touch the "Status" and "Map" tabs at the top of the application.

  • Status: Displays satellite information.
  • Map: Displays your location on a map.

At this point, the Bluetooth GPS application can be closed and location information should be obtained in other apps.

Additional Notes:

  • Once connected to the Garmin GLO, you can completely disable the internal GPS receiver of your Android device. You can change this in the settings on your phone. The exact steps may vary by phone:
    Open "Settings" on your Android device.
    Locate your option for "Location", "Privacy and Security" or something similar.
    Most phones will have 3 options - use GPS and networks, networks only and GPS only. Select the option for network only . This will effectively disable the GPS on the phone.
  • For your convenience, a widget (miniature version of an app) for the Bluetooth GPS application can be added to the home screen of your Android device. This would allow you to quickly enable or disable the Bluetooth GPS connection without having to open the application completely.
  • Other third-party bluetooth GPS applications, such as the Bluetooth GPS Provider application, can be used as an alternative if needed. However, not every third-party bluetooth GPS application will work properly for the Garmin GLO.
  • Garmin is not affiliated with third-party applications such as the Bluetooth GPS app. It is important to contact the proper developer if you experience any issues installing or using their applications.
Physical & Performance
Unit size, WxHxD: .70" x 1.65" x 3.04" (1.78 x 4.19 x 7.72 cm)
Weight: 2.12 oz (60.1 g)
Receiver technology: GPS+GLONASS
Update rate: 10 Hz
Accuracy: 3 meters
Battery capacity: 1100mAh
Battery life: 12 hours
Hot start time: 3-5s
Warm start time: 35s
Cold start time: 60s

What's in the Box:
GLO receiver
USB cable