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ClockWatch Star Sync
Portable GPS Receiver

Compact 50 Channel GPS Receiver Designed to work with Star Sync GPS Software!

  • Small light and portable - attaches easily
  • PC Powered - gets it's power from USB port
  • High Tech - 50 parallel channel receiver with VK-162 chipset
  • Non-dedicated - can be used with other GPS NMEA based applications
  • Accurate - Highly accurate and precise location and time

Also available: standard duty and heavy duty receiver

The cookie sized receiver with integrated smart antenna is small, light weight and portable.  When used with Star Sync software, it keeps a computer (laptop, desktop or server) set to the exact time from GPS satellites.

This receiver design utilizes the latest technology and high-level circuit integration to achieve superior performance while minimizing space and power requirements. The GPS Receiver  employs a VK-162 chipset. Upon installing the first time the computer assigns an available COM port which then can be used for serial communications. Native O/S support for Windows 7/10/11 and Linux.

The Star Sync receiver  is housed in a black, water-resistant case and designed to withstand normal operating conditions. While simple to install the minimum installation must clear view of the GPS satellites.   Internal memory backup allows the receiver to retain critical data such as satellite orbital parameters, last position, date, and time. The Star Sync GPS comes with a six-foot interface cable, with a USB-A connection

The Star Sync GPS receiver and can be mounted indoors or out. The housing has a built-in magnetic mount.

Performance Receiver:
  • Differential-ready 50 parallel channel receiver tracks and uses up to twenty satellites to compute and update a position.
  • Tracking sensitivity: -160dBm
  • Capture sensitivity: -146dBm

Acquisition Times:

  • 32 seconds warm (all data known)
  • 32 seconds cold (initial position, time and almanac known, ephemeris unknown)
  • 0.1sec recapture time
  • 5 minutes Auto Locate (almanac known, initial position and time unknown)
  • 5 minutes search the sky (no data known)


  • Built in patch antenna
  • Single construction integrated antenna/receiver
  • Weight: 115 g, including cable
  • Size: 42 x 35 mm and 15 mm in height
  • Integral magnetic mount
  • Operating Temperature: -30C to +80C
  • Storage Temperature: -55C to +100C
  • USB-A connector
  • Port parameters:  9600 baud (8,1,n)
Input Voltage
  • 3.3 to 5 VDC
  • USB (type-A plug) 6' cable (included)
  • Typically draws 62 mA @ 5 VDC
ClockWatch portable GPS receiver
Includes indoor/outdoor GPS antenna, 6' antenna cable, USB interface


For more information

Star Sync Product Information:
  Advanced Features
      Installation Information - Installation Video
    Antenna Mounting Options
  Frequently Asked Questions about GPS

  Index  - Troubleshooting

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Last reviewed May 10, 2022