Each time I Bluetooth my GPS and phone, it works fine. I can receive and make calls. But when I get home and I turn off the unit to go inside the phone locks up and I need to do a cold cold boot (ie take battery out) in order to start phone.
Has anybody seen or hear of this before between the new smart phones and GPS's
Why bother with a bluetooth link to a GPS if you have a Samsung Note? Doesn't it already have a GPS built in? I accept the aerial may not be a good as a purpose built unit, but surely it is good enough? I have only had one lockup for any app in the last 6 months.
I have taken a GPS and Note to compare the accuracy of my track and both have problems in bush valley and going past large industrial buildings, under street awnings and other places that I cannot find a reason.
Although a GPS uses more power in the phone, Bluetooth does as well, so you may be better off getting a supplementary battery for you phone instead of taking a separate GPS. I got a nice little compact batteries for a few dollars for my previous phone, but haven't needed to use it on the Note yet because of the much larger battery. Another benefit of a 'phablet'.
I also use Maverick that allows offline use with cached maps (Open Street Map works for me) allows saving tracks, and all the navigation options that a custom unit includes. The only thing I have to do is put it in a waterproof bag if it is going to be wet.