Bad Elf Flex Mini Standard GPS Receiver

Bad Elf Flex Mini Standard GPS Receiver

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Bad Elf Flex Mini Standard GPS Receiver
  • Flex Mini is a mapping grade GNSS that provides reliable and high-performance GPS reception to any computing device, such as a tablet or a smartphone. 
  • The Flex Mini provides geospatial users and other professionals with an unmatched blend of location accuracy, reliability, usability, design, and value.
  • Since Bad Elf introduced the first iOS compatible GPS accessory more than a decade ago, they have built a reputation around delivering cutting-edge GPS solutions for the aviation, marine, military, geospatial, and survey communities. 
  • The new Flex Mini offers exceptional versatility and convenience with its compact and lightweight design. Bad Elf presents the ultimate location companion for a wide range of applications and environments.
Key Features of the Flex Mini:
  • Offered in standard or field upgradeable extreme configuration, Bad Elf's Flex Mini empowers customers to choose economy over accuracy to start, without foreclosing the opportunity to upgrade later.
    • Standard configuration provides reliable 1.5-2 m accuracy in SBAS regions.
    • Extreme configuration enhances the platform to enable RTK capabilities that achieves 1 foot or better measurements.
    • Extreme configuration may be included at time of purchase or later as an over-the-air update.
  • Flex Mini leverages the latest multi-frequency GNSS technology to provide highly accurate location information even in challenging environments (e.g., urban canyons and tree canopy), with support of multiple satellite constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou) for global coverage.
  • Looking to learn more about using the Bad Elf Flex for GIS? See Bad Elf's GIS Resources (opens browser in a new window) for detailed information and advanced usage.
Bluetooth GNSS Receiver & Datalogger:
  • The Flex Mini seamlessly employs Bluetooth to connect to smartphones, tablets, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices, allowing users to leverage their existing technology for accurate and real-time positioning. 
  • The wireless connection ensures hassle-free setup and a clutter-free experience.
Mapping-Grade GNSS Powered by Bad Elf:
  • The Flex Mini Extreme delivers 1-meter1 SBAS accuracy without any additional subscription or cost. 
  • Compatible with phones or tablets for use in GIS, mapping, and asset management.
  • On-demand data logging includes:
    • Track and point logging
    • Raw-data logging in RINEX format for post-processing (Extreme version only)
    • Available standalone or through the Bad Elf Flex app
App Support:
  • Flex Mini is compatible with all location-aware apps on Android, iOS and Windows2, and our free Bad Elf Flex companion utility app is available from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. 
  • Available on iOS and Android
Details of the Flex Mini Standard:
  • Flex Mini provides 1.5-2.0m SBAS accuracy sufficient for GIS, mapping, and aviation use. 
  • Simply pair the receiver with your tablet or phone and all location-aware apps become mapping-grade.
  • No additional software or special configuration required.
  • Daily cost - none
  • Multi-frequency, multi-constellation - standard
  • Training - none

1Battery life is also dependent on temperature and operational mode
2See specifications for minimum OS versions

Bad Elf Flex Mini Product Card
Bad Elf Flex Mini Manual

BeiDou B1i, B2a
Galileo E1, E5a
Horizontal accuracy1 - RTK n/a
Horizontal accuracy1 - SBAS (WAAS) 1.5m
Horizontal accuracy1 - Autonomous 2.5 m
Cold start time < 30 s typical (almanac and RTC)
Warm start time < 30 s typical (almanac and RTC)
Hot start time < 10 s (almanac, RTC, and position)
Maximum speed 1,850 kph (999 kts)
Maximum altitude 18,288 m (60,000 ft)
Differential options SBAS, Autonomous
Correction I/O protocol n/a
USB USB device via USB-C receptacle
Bluetooth Bluetooth V4.0 (HS) with integrated Class 1.5 PA Supports 3 simultaneous connections
Operating system iOS, Android, Windows
Mobile App The Bad Elf Flex App requires iOS 12.4+ or Android 9+
Connectivity Bluetooth SPP, USB Serial
Operating –4°F to +131°F (–20°C to +55°C)
Waterproof IPX7
Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
Dimensions 3.5” x 1.8” x 1.3” / 90mm x 45mm x 32mm
Weight 7 oz / 143 g
Enclosure Polycarbonate
Mounting Bottom mount with 1/4”-20 thread
User Interface Transflective LCD
Membrane Buttons
3 multicolor LEDs
Audible tones
Bluetooth connected 24 hours
Logging 24 hours
RTK 24 hours
USB Port USB-C port for charging and ElfPort™ expansion
Accelerometer 3-axis
Display 128 x 128 pixel transflective LCD screen with backlight
Firmware Field upgradeable via app or USB
Package Contents Bad Elf Flex Mini Receiver
3ft (90cm) USB-C cable
Accessory case
Quick Reference Guide

1Accuracy specified in CEP

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