Connecting to Bluetooth GNSS receivers in TerraFlex

Document created by Hamish MacMillan on Apr 4, 2018
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Connecting to Bluetooth GNSS receivers in TerraFlex

With TerraFlex you can connect to most Trimble R Series receivers via Bluetooth to improve the GNSS accuracy of data you are collecting

 

Connecting to a Bluetooth GNSS receiver on Android:

To connect to a Bluetooth GNSS receiver on Android:

  1. Ensure your device has Bluetooth enabled and your GNSS receiver is powered on
  2. Open TerraFlex and sign in using your account credentials
  3. Open the side menu in TerraFlex using the | icon
  4. From the side menu select Settings
  5. In the Settings menu select Location Service
  6. If Bluetooth is enabled on your device it will start scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices
  7. When you see your GNSS receiver appear in the list, tap it and TerraFlex will connect
  8. TerraFlex will remember your connection and will attempt to automatically connect to the last GNSS receiver when it starts up

 

N.B. We don't recommend pairing with your GNSS receiver via the Android Bluetooth menu, instead pair with it from within TerraFlex as described above

 

Connecting to a Bluetooth GNSS receiver on iOS:

Only the Trimble R1 and Trimble R2 GNSS receivers are compatible with iOS devices. To connect to a Bluetooth GNSS receiver on iOS:

  1. Ensure your device has Bluetooth enabled and your GNSS receiver is powered on
  2. Open up the iOS Settings app
  3. Tap on Bluetooth to open the Bluetooth settings
  4. Your device will automatically start scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices
  5. When you see your GNSS receiver appear in the list, tap it and pair with it
  6. Open up the TerraFlex app and sign in using your account credentials
  7. Open the side menu in TerraFlex using the | icon
  8. From the side menu select Settings
  9. In the Settings menu select Location Services
  10. Here you should see the GNSS receiver you paired with listed, tap it and TerraFlex will connect
  11. TerraFlex will remember your connection and will attempt to automatically connect to the last GNSS receiver when it starts up

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