“I like how easy it is to use with the Arduino IDE and Grove ecosystem.” – Lisa Li, Product Manager
The Wio GPS Board (Wireless Input Output) is an open source gateway based on the MT2503 and Arduino M0 MCU which enable faster IoT GPS solutions. This Arduino and Grove compatible development board helps you track nearly any moving thing on the planet and then upload that data wirelessly. By integrating Bluetooth 3.0 and GPRS (an LTE solution is planned for release in Q3), the Wio GPS Board allows for flexible communication solutions. While there are GPS/GPRS shields available for Arduino and other development boards, Seeed believes that having a single board solution is the best approach to your project. The Wio GPS Board is available for preorder on April 21st here and will cost $39.90.
The Arduino and Grove compatibility allows for quicker development through numerous libraries and a supportive community. The GPS library which will be available with the board is not just limited to Arduino – it can function just as well if you chose to develop in C/C++. With 6 Grove connections available developers can plug in any combination of out 180+ sensors and actuators to make any project and solve any problem. Simplifying the prototyping and development phase is our goal.
The Wio GPS Board is well suited for outdoor projects where the device can connect to the GPS satellites and provide a real-time location of the item it is attached to. The GPRS provides a moderate bandwidth which allows immediate interaction between the user and device. Some example projects could be a bicycle sharing service, tracking pets or livestock, locating a vehicle, or even keeping track of a child.
We mentioned earlier the Wio GPS Board is a gateway to faster IoT solutions — and we meant it! Does your project need a few extra sensors, say a temperature sensor and maybe an accelerometer to tell the object's orientation? Our Grove sensors easily plug into our boards and allow you to quickly prototype and provide your project with a proof of concept. Next we can help you go from a prototype to an engineering sample, working with you to customize your own version of the Wio GPS Board. Finally, if you decide to take your project to market we can help you with manufacturing, and even selling your product through our website and channels!
From making a fun GPS based project at home, to manufacturing and selling a GPS product to consumers, Seeed is here to help you succeed.
Connects with GPS + BeiDou + QZSS – Allowing for Higher Precision Location Around the Globe
99 Channels Allows for Quicker Lock Times
GLP Mode - 40% Power Consumption for Normal Mode
LOCUS Technology – Records Navigation Data Automatically
GPS, GSM, and BT Antennas Included
GSM AT Commands: GSM 07.07, 07.05 and enhanced AT Command
Bluetooth 3.0 with SPP Profile and HFP-AG Profile
6 Grove Connectors (2x Digital, 2x Analog, 1x UART, 1 I2C)
Arduino IDE Compatibility
Small Form Factor (54.7mm x 48.2mm)
Nano SIM and microSD 2-in-1 Socket
|256K Bytes Flash|
|32K Bytes SRAM|
Class 4 (2W @850/900MHz)
Class 1 (1W @1800/1900MHz)
GSM 07.07, 07.05 and enhanced AT Command
Low Power Consumption:
GPRS Multi-slot Class 12:
Down to 85.6kbps
Up to 85.6kbps
Peer to Peer Message
Text and PDU mode
GPS L1 1575.42MHz
BeiDou B1 1561.10MHz
|<2.5 m CEP (2.5m radius)|
|Time To First Lock|
2 x Grove Digital Port
|2 x Analog Port|
|1 x UART|
|1 x I2C|
|USB: Power Supply/Firmware Upload|
|JST 1.0 Battery Connector|
|3.5mm Audio Jack (Mic and Sound)|
GSM Power Button (MC20)
Reset Button (M0)
|User RGB LED|
|Nano SIM and microSD 2 in 1 Socket|
Board (No Battery): 45g
For libraries and documents, please visit our Wiki page.
For technical discussion, please come to our Forum.
For projects that you would like to share with the community, please visit Recipe.
Additional Quotes from the Team
“I am excited to offer a development board with GPS, GPRS, and Bluetooth 3.0 solutions in such a small footprint.” – Ye Xiaobo, Product Manager.
Hello, 2G for this version.
And 4G LTE is coming soon.
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