The Qstarz BL-818GT is the next generation in portable satellite-based position tracking for motorsports.
The BL-818GT features a new and improved GNSS chipset that supports both GPS and GLONASS constellations for improved accuracy in all environments. It also features a built-in, 3-axis accelerometer which supports measurements of up to 3G.
The BL-818GT uses a Bluetooth 4.0 LE connection in order to maximize battery life and to provide compatibility with iOS devices.
Please note: Not all Android devices are compatible with the BL-818GT due to the use of Bluetooth LE (Low Energy). Older and low-end Android devices do not seem to be able to sustain the BLE data rate that is required by the BL-818GT.
The BL-818GT will NOT function correctly with Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.
The BL-818GT has been tested with the following devices by Petrel Data Systems or Qstarz International:
- Apple 12 pro, 11, 10, XR, SE
- LG G8
- Samsung S10+, Note9, S20, A42, Tab A (SM-T380)
- Sony Z5P, XZP
Modern Samsung or other recent flagship devices seem to offer a sufficient BLE data rate to support the BL-818GT.
You can verify BL-818GT connectivity on your Android Device using the Qstarz BLE GPS View app from the Google Play store
GNSS GPS + GLONASS Constellations
The BL-818GT makes use of multiple satellite constellations in order to provide improved accuracy over single-constellation systems. It also supports the Japanese QZSS constellation for improved accuracy in the Asia region.
- Bluetooth LE 4.0
- GPS/QZSS + GLONASS Satellite constellations
- 10Hz Update rate
- Internal G-Sensor with ±3G dynamic range
- Cold/Warm/Hot Start : 35/34/1 sec. (without AGPS)
- Less than 15 sec. for cold start (with AGPS)
- Buttons: Power, G-sensor Calibration and Reset
- LED indicators: Charge, Memory, GPS, Bluetooth, and Alarm
- Removable and rechargeable lithium-ion
- Battery life: Bluetooth connected: 20 hrs (10Hz)
- Status beeper provides audio updates
- Micro USB port (for charging and firmware update)
- Operating Temperature: -10 ℃ to + 60 ℃
- Storage Temperature: -20 ℃ to + 60 ℃
- Charging Temperature: 0 ℃ to + 45 ℃
- Weight: 69 grams with battery (47 grams without battery)
- Includes: Rechargeable battery and Micro USB Cable
The Qstarz 818GT uses a standard Nokia BL-5C type 3.7V battery. They are easy to find online if you need a replacement.
Quick Start Guide
Download the Quick Start Guide to configure and connect your BL-818GT.