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Author Topic: You can't claim Windows 8 GPS compatibility if it doesn't appear as a sensor.  (Read 4210 times)


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I'm darned disappointed in this product.  Yes old windows 7 style desktop apps that leverage serial port connections will continue to work on windows 8.  But that is not what anyone means by Windows 8 compatible.  To say one is windows 8 compatible one has to work with windows 8 style apps (AKA Metro).  As this device does not appear as a sensor that pretty much means it is junk on Windows 8 IMO.

And I don't think installing some hack of a freeware GPS serial to sensor driver is a good solution.

Please add native sensor drivers. Please cease saying this is windows 8 compatible - it isn't, it may work on Windows 8 in legacy desktop but that's it


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We have found that there is a third party software that you can download that will allow the BU-353-S4 to be seen on Windows 8 as a Windows sensor.

The website for this software is this third party software converts the USB to Serial com port into a Windows sensor readable device allowing you to use the device with google play apps.

Please try it out for yourself and post any comments or problems you have about it's operations. Thank you!
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