Not a real M8N I think?

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I bought this GPS from ebay. The funny thing (not really) is that it says it is a generation 7 device, not 8. This is a fake, right? I'm actually not convinced this is even a real 7...


by zappa asked Sep 10, 2016
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Label shows M8N; ROM firmware shows u-blox 7 with ROM creation date of before M8 was born.
by grampy answered Sep 11, 2016
Just as I thought. Thank you very much for your help!
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Definitely looks fake, you should submit a case to eBay, the item is not as described.
by clive1 answered Sep 11, 2016
Thank you very much for your help. I will try to resolve this with eBay.
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Here u-blox official statement regarding Counterfeit products and u-blox brand misuse.

by fmad answered Dec 15, 2016
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I think to face the same fake M8N bought from Aliexpress (same as the image shown by zappa)

I can't retreive the Hw version and can't update firmware.

At 2Hz Glonass satelites are not seen anymore.

Fortunately I have also purchased a real one from Drotek in France and it runs much better !
by flowh answered Mar 14, 2017
“At 2Hz Glonass satelites are not seen anymore.”

Are you sure you’ve updated the baud rate as well? The default 9600 baud is not enough for 2 Hz multi GNSS,
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