Purchased a Viofo GPS module that is compatible with the A118c and was wondering how I can tell the difference between this and the knock-offs? I see a difference by the photos. They both say "GPS" stamped on the module housing.
well, there are not so many gps chip makers around. And, of course, there are no "viofo gps", because they will source from gps suppliers. It might be (and probably is) exactly the same.
I think it's literally a 50/50 chance, unless the seller is a known reputable one where it can be verified they definitely sell genuine ones. However, even if it isn't a "genuine viofo" there's every chance it's still a perfectly useable module that will work properly on your cam
I have a non-branded GPS module that I've been using on my auto-vox branded A118c (I understand this cam to be a better quality clone than the unbranded ones), and the GPS module has been faultless, cost me eqv $5 ish
Here's the seller I bought from https://www.ebay.com/usr/captureyouraction?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754
I'm hoping the reason it cut out was due to the rainy weather and I don't mount the module on the windshield. I just let it hang off the side on top of the rear view mirror. So the module can be tilted a bit, still it's a GPS module and this shouldn't have an effect on that really.
Why does mounting it too close to the camera affect it? The A119 mounts right on top of the module.The only GPS modules I have that fit the A118C2 is the Viofo module, so it's the real deal. Get it mounted and see how you make out. Be sure not to mount it too close to the camera. Most users mount it in the top right or left of the windshield. Also, poor weather will affect performance.
No kidding, so how far is acceptable. Today again if didn't even hook up to satellite, then on my way back from work it did. Is the A118c2 really that affected by it? I really can't stand more attachments to my windshield, so how far are we talking about?
GPS always takes longer to lock from a cold start. 5 minutes is definitely a little long, but could be the location. Also, these GPS modules were originally designed to be placed on the dash board, GPS engraving towards the sky. The GPS inside is orientated for best signal strength when mounted this way. When mounted to the windshield, it’s technically upside down. Most users don’t really have an issue though. Might slow down signal lock. It’s possible to flip the GPS inside so that it’s facing the correct direction when mounted to the windshield, but I wouldn’t bother if it’s working fine.
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