I haven’t played with bluetooth much. I paired it once, but found it cumbersome. I initially thought I would use the Reach RS+ to output bluetooth to my phone, then run “Mobile Topographer” on my phone. And I was going to use the “Lefebure NTRIP” app on my phone. But opening and closing all these applications and turning on and off wifi/bluetooth was difficult even without the wind and bright sun.
Now my process is simplified, I turn on mobile-hotspot from my phone, the Reach RS+ connects to it, and uses it’s own NTRIP client. Then I use the Chrome web browser to access the built-in Reachview program. I find the Reachview Survey program is better than “Mobile Topographer” for me, as I really need to watch status and quality of my fix, and often switch from kinematic mode to static mode. Luckily the ip address seems to stay the same.
I also wish the Reachview app reliably found my device, but the consensus is that nobody uses it, we all are just using the browser. It’s one of those bugs that infuriates new users, but long-time users have learned to accept.
Interesting that you say that for you, the Reachview App can find the Reach RS+ any time, except when you’re using the Samsung Galaxy S9+ as a hotspot? Very interesting. I have the problem even if I’m using my home WiFi router. But it doesn’t seem to be consistent. Occasionally, the Reachview App can find my device, but that’s rare, and not reproducible.
While I’ve been writing this, I’ve been playing around… and I closed out all my old Chrome windows, and then ran the Reachview App… and it found my device, for the first time in a while. I gotta play around with this a bit more.
But something odd just happened. I’ve been playing with my Reach RS+ inside just for debugging, and it oddly got a FIX with a momentarily high AR value of 999 while it’s on the first floor of a two story building! And the position seems oddly close! I don’t have a single green bar, 25 satellites, only 17 satellites with corrections from my CORS provider, and the AR validation ratio is mostly from 1 to 3.5, but I’m still amazed, as I can’t usually get even a poor quality solution indoors. I’m a bit amazed, but this must be a fluke, where satellites must just be straight out a few windows.