The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Sent from my iPad using Stormtrack. I’ll update that sticky part if after looking around it appears to be a clunker. It jumped between two different COM ports each time I plugged it in so no telling if this is a solid fix. I’d like to see the properties screen in Device Manager for the Pharos unit to see what is being reported by Windows as the issue. But you can just break it if you don’t care about using the existing connector again.

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Mark, I’m not super text savvy when it comes to the technical details as pharoz why the Microsoft ones no longer work with windows 10, but I can confirm that the exact Amazon link I sent you is the GPS unit that I purchased, and I have had zero problems with it on my dell latitude running bit Windows 10 with GR3.

Thanks Guys, I uninstalled everything and reloaded CD. See details for description of any imperfections. Apple wins patent for crowd-sourced traffic navigation The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip. Even better would be a cable such as for a cellphone with that jack and I would just hack the other end of that cable.


Here is the screen shot of the device manager and the COM ports. I discovered these GPS units have standard serial interfaces.

I have the same question The enhanced sensitivity receiver of this Pharos GPS device gives you a faster acquisition time. I got a video capture of the process and may upload it soon.

I love this MS Pharos Unit with the adapter. I reviewed your video Terry and because Device Manager is listing your Pharos unit as problematic it essentially isn’t available to GRL3 to use.

About to reinstall with the CD fresh.

Thanks for marking this as the answer. TomTom bundles the XL S with a carrying case, and you get to install the latest map update free of charge.

Looking for connector for Microsoft Pharos GPS

Super Fast Shipping on this Item. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Was given one of these units, worked very well. The small size was my only hesitation after dealing with the small GPS Thanks, Mark and Eric I can confirm that upon loading the PL software it did cause the first blue screen I’ve ever seen on this machine.

Pharos iGPS-500 GPS Receiver Module

You can then attach to it using a 6 pin female pharis. Do not use device manager it may tell you the device is up to date but will not tell you if it is corrupt. Any idea on how to get those COM ports?


Nothing like a large screen to look at when you’re driving pharls a new town and don’t have to carry a separate nav device like my TomTom GO 4CQ Tell us about your experience with our site.

How To Find Drivers: How satisfied are you with this reply? GPS Sensor is that tied to your Android phone location service? I wanted to mention that so you know it can be recovered if need be.

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We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage phaeos to read. Mar 27, Messages: Make the connections wear out so you have to buy a new set? We don’t want our members buying outdated products that are past their shelf life. I was so impressed by the performance I have begun purchasing additional units here on eBay for tinkering with. That will undoubtedly muddy the waters even more. Absolutely no problems at all, but had infinite problems with the Microsoft GPS unit that used to work just fine on my same computer when I was running Windows 7.

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