[OSM-talk] Recommendations for a new GPS Device?
rory at technomancy.org
Fri Oct 17 10:27:30 BST 2008
On 16/10/08 10:27, Andrew Williams wrote:
> I've been using my old N95 for a while now to get my GPS traces, but
> unfortunatly it's decided to finally give up. So, i'm in the market
> for a new GPS device. I'd preferebly like a standalone device but i'm
> not shunning away from any bluetooth devices, as lugging around a
> EeePC in a backpack is quite easy.
> Any recommendations? I've had a look over the reviews wiki page but
> i'd like some feedback from the OSM public :)
I have a NaviGPS BGT-31, and I've very happy with it.
It's small and portable. It has bluetooth *and* an SD card. I have a 2GB
SD card in it. When I turn it on, it just logs. I can put it in my bag
or pocket and forget about it and trust that it will have a good signal.
I don't need to have a PC on to log. The battery life is amazing. I can
easily get 36 hours of continuous logging out of it on a full charge.
It's very good at picking up a signal. I'm usually able to get a signal
from inside an airplane (eg:
I have a 2GB SD card on mine, and I've only used about 100MB so far. I
doubt I'll ever be able to run out of space.
You can pick one up for about €100 from storage depot and feel good that
part of that money goes to the OpenStreetMap Foundation.
More details: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/NaviGPS
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