[OSM-dev] hacking outdoor GPS devices
f at zz.de
Wed Apr 18 07:55:21 BST 2012
On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 04:44:05PM +0200, Stellan Lagerstrom wrote:
> I have one of those, too. Really like it for mapping while biking. I
> use the USB connection for data, but BT would be nice.
> Never really suffered from any bugs, but entering text is a real
There is a WAAS Bug when the GPSMap gets and looses one of the WAAS/EGNOS/etc
sattelites. Afterwards it has an offset which does not get eliminated until
I consider the problem with the mkgmap generated maps and searching
for adresses a bug - Open Source Firmware -> Problem gone.
> pain. A clickable scroll wheel would be an improvement, but is
> perhaps hard to make waterproof...
Have a look at the Mercedes Benz built in Navigation. You have the
4 direction buttons and an okay - and entering text works like a charm.
Its a UI problem and with Garmin the Software Developers are free
to design the UI ...
> Ambivalent on the battery - it is also great to be able to buy
> batteries practically anywhere.
I agree - This is why i meant - charging in the case. A little
switch saying Alkali or NiCd, NiMh.
> >More robust - Better battery life - Better display in direct sunlight.
> All of that, plus that the UI is usable w gloves (which you need
> while biking at least half of the year), even in the rain, and still
> gives tactile feedback.
Which excludes any kind of touch interface which is a PITA.
> And the handlebar mount.
Florian Lohoff f at zz.de
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