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It’s also very, very small – about the size of a pebble in fact. Stick it at the bottom of your bag, in an inside pocket or a cubby hole in your car and you’ll forget it’s there. You might have a bit of a problem when it comes to finding it again to charge it up, though.
And when it comes to turning the thing on, it just works flawlessly. This is one of those products that you really don’t need to think about; it gets on with the job without fuss. Turn it on from cold and it gets a positional lock in under a minute, and the 20-channel receiver and SiRFstar III chipset help the AD-750 help it to do this in less than ideal situations. Even on the window sill of my living room with very restricted line of sight and, presumably, pretty weak signals it still managed to get a GPS lock and give an accurate position.
Positional performance compares favourably to more expensive hardware too. In fact in back to back comparisons with the GNS 5843, it seemed to update position more frequently and adjust to fast changes in direction more quickly.
And last, but by no means least, battery life is extremely impressive. From the teeny tiny 750mAH lithium ion battery stashed in a compartment on the underside of the device, you get a massive 10-hours of navigation time – a world away from the three to four hours you’re likely to get from some cheap one-box navigation devices. Its automatic power down facility should also help save battery power on those occasions when you just forget to switch it off at the end of a long, tiring journey.
In short, the Adapt AD-750 ticks all of the boxes you could possibly want it to. Not only is it very reasonably priced, it is also one of the smallest Bluetooth GPS receivers on the market, and has cutting edge specifications to boot.
It also works faultlessly, grabs onto a satellite signal fast and holds onto it in the most unlikely places, sends through positional updates very quickly and lasts for absolutely ages on a single charge. As I said earlier in this review – if you’re in the market for a Bluetooth GPS receiver, look no further.
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