GlobalSat BU-353 - good?

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Postby pumpkin100 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:43 pm


I am looking to purchase my first GPS. I have an Eee PC running Ubuntu. My understanding is that the GlobalSat BU-353 is highly recommended (

Is this assumption correct?

Also, does anyone know a reputable store in London, UK, where I can just buy it. no longer stocks it and anyhow I would prefer to have it ASAP!


Postby m86 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:13 pm

It's a solid GPS - quite accurate, has fast signal acquisition times, very sensitive, and is dead reliable. You certainly won't regret it if you get it.

I use it and I'm happy with it.

Postby littledave » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:37 am

I run one :D

Postby pumpkin100 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:03 pm

Thanks for the advice - I purchased one and it works excellently.

Postby jvtsd142 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:15 pm

I also purchased one recently, based on advice I found in various threads in this forum ;) Like it so far, even mounted dash-top under the windscreen.

Thanks for everyone's work on Wigle & WarDriving in general ;)

Postby WiFi-Freak » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:36 pm

I only can recommend this GlobalSat BU-353 !!!
Regards, WiFi-Freak

Postby cyphonix » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:49 pm

After reading a fair amount online, I went with the BU-353, too. After issuing one command to put the unit into NMEA mode, and adding "-b" to my gpsd script to run in read-only mode (-b), I haven't had a single issue. 100% satisfied with the BU-353. So much so I ordered a second one just to have a "spare" in case it would get damaged.

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