Our Most Affordable Submeter GPS Receiver
The Arrow Lite® submeter GPS receiver was designed for GIS and mapping communities that need a balance of accuracy and affordability. The Arrow Lite® squeezes more accuracy from the GPS constellation and free SBAS corrections than any other receiver on the market. Thanks to its use of patented technology, the Arrow Lite® performs well under trees, around buildings, and in rugged terrain. Like all Eos GNSS receivers, the Arrow Lite® provides real-time accuracy without the need for post-processing, and it is compatible with all consumer mobile devices (iOS®, Android, Windows).
Repeatable Submeter Accuracy
Submeter GPS Receiver
The Arrow Lite® provides submeter accuracy wherever free SBAS is available in the world, thanks to its unique processing of GPS positioning and SBAS differential corrections.
Precision & Performance
The Arrow Lite® is priced to offer professionals an entry-level, high-accuracy GPS receiver with greater control and repeatability of their accuracy in the field.
Like all the other models in our Arrow Series®, the Arrow Lite® is compatible with any mapping or data-collection app on every mobile device (iOS, Android, Windows).
What Do You Get with the Arrow Lite® GPS Receiver?
What’s included with your GPS purchase?
See what comes in the box with your the submeter GPS receiver!
The Arrow Lite® GPS receiver is a complete submeter positioning kit. The standard purchase includes everything you need to stream submeter location data to your mobile device and data-collection app:
- Arrow Lite® GPS receiver
- Arrow Lite® antenna
- Antenna cable (1.5 m)
- Soft hat for antenna
- Belt/Shoulder carrying case
- LI-Ion battery pack (field replaceable battery)
- 12VDC power supply
- USB cable
- Access to Eos Tools Pro
What Accuracy and Flexibility look like with the Arrow Lite®
- Submeter accuracy with SBAS
- Compatible with any data-collection app
- Compatible with all mobile devices
How Submeter Positioning Works
GPS: The Position
The Arrow Lite® is designed to take advantage of the U.S. operated Global Positioning System — a constellation of satellites that can be accessed anywhere in the world for professional-level positioning.
SBAS: The Correction
Worldwide, free Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems provide differential corrections for the GPS constellation, allowing the Arrow Lite® to correct its position to the submeter level in real time.
GPS vs. GNSS
GPS is one of multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Other Arrow Series® GNSS receivers take advantage of even more satellites from other constellations, and even more differential correction sources.
What is SBAS?
SBAS stands for Satellite Based Augmentation System. An SBAS provides a free source of corrections to augment GNSS (positioning) signals. SBAS are usually developed with the investment of a government, a government department, or groups of governments, such as the European Union. An SBAS-compatible GNSS receiver, such as the Arrow Lite®, receives and processes these free submeter differential corrections in real time, resulting in live submeter positioning with no post-processing required. The Arrow Lite® supports all worldwide SBAS, including WAAS in North and Central America, EGNOS in Europe and northern Africa, GAGAN in India, MSAS in Japan, and SouthPAN in Australia/NewZealand.
Explore the Arrow Lite® in 3D
Bring the Arrow Lite® to life on your screen. Click the play button to interact with the Arrow Lite® in 3D. Select any numbered button to access helpful tips about this submeter GPS receiver.
Arrow Lite® Technical Specifications
- L1, C/A code, with carrier phase smoothing
- 12-Channel, Parallel Tracking
- GPS: L1
- Autonomous Accuracy: < 2.5 m 2dRMS, 95% confidence2
- SBAS (worldwide) Accuracy: < 60 cm 2dRMS, 95% confidence2
- 2-Channel, Parallel Tracking (with SBAS ranging)
- Update Rate: 1 Hz default, optional 10 Hz or 20 Hz
- WAAS (North America)
- EGNOS (Europe)
- MSAS (Japan)
- GAGAN (India)
- SouthPAN (Australia / New Zealand)
- Fully Bluetooth® Pre-Qualified: Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
- Supported Bluetooth® Profiles: SPP or iAP
- Bluetooth® Transmission: Class 1, 300 m typical range2 (up to 1 km)
- Bluetooth® Frequency: 2,400-2,485 GHz
- Data I/O Protocol: NMEA 0183, RTCM SC-104, Binary
- Port: Bluetooth®, USB 2.0, Serial (optional)
- Enclosure Material: Xenoy
- Enclosure Rating: Waterproof, IP-67
- Immersion: 30 cm, 30 minutes
- Dimensions: 12.5cm x 8.4cm x 4.2cm (4.92″ x 3.3″ x 1.65″)
- Weight: 372 g (0.82 lbs)
- Data Connectors: Mini USB type B receptacle
- Antenna Connector: SMA female
- iPhone and iPad
- Android smartphones and tablets
- Windows, Windows Mobile
- Battery Type: Field Replaceable, Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Pack (rechargeable inside unit or separately)
- Battery Capacity: 15 hrs3
- Charging Time: 4 hrs (vehicle charger available)
- Operating Temperature: -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)3
- Storage Temperature: -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
- Humidity: 95 % Non-Condensing
- Compliance: FCC, CE, RoHS and Lead-Free
- Impedance: 50 Ω
- Gain (without cable): 26 dB (± 2 dB), 35 mA
- LNA Noise Figure: 2.5 dB
- Voltage: +4,5 to +15 VDC
- RF Connector: SMA female
- Dimensions (mm): 5.7cm diam. x 1.5 cm (2.24 x 0.59 in.)
- Weight: 97 g (0.21 lbs)
- Operating Temperature: -55°C to +70°C (-67°F to +158°F)
- Humidity: Waterproof
GPS Receiver Specification Footnotes:
- Depends on multipath environment, number of satellites in view, satellite geometry, baseline length (for local services) and ionospheric activities
- Option required on both base and rover. Also requires communication link between base and rover
- Transmission in free space
- Lithium-Ion battery performance degrades below -20°C (-4°F)
Resources for Current Arrow Lite® Customers
Ready to get started with your new Arrow Lite® GPS receiver? Follow along with this Arrow Quick Start Guide to power on, Bluetooth® pair, and mount your Arrow Lite® GPS receiver.
Check Your Firmware
The latest firmware for the Arrow Lite® is 6.8Qg24p. Check your firmware by going to the “About” menu of Eos Tools Pro. If your firmware is not 6.8Qg24p, then we recommend contacting our technical support team for instructions on how to upgrade your firmware.
A variety of informative articles, how-to guides, and video tutorials are available in the Eos Knowledge Base. Browse content to make sure you’re getting the most out of your GNSS receiver.