[talk-au] GPS recommendation

Paul mylists at wilsononline.id.au
Thu Sep 11 07:25:54 BST 2008

I have a Vista HCx but the HC is probably what you want and battery life is meant to be 
about 20+ hours which seems about right, also has a memory slot so you can add upto 1-2Gb 
of external memory (good for data logging)..

you might like to look at a Blue tooth GPS if you have a PDA too.


On 11/09/2008 11:17 AM, Stephen Hope wrote:
> I'm looking for a new GPS, optimised for OSM data collection.  As
> such, long battery life would be a plus (that's the main problem with
> my current one).  High accuracy is good, but I'm not looking for one
> of the professional quality ones (Currently have SIRF3 chip).  Adding
> waymarks is not a real plus, I never used it on my old device, so I
> wouldn't miss it.  Large amounts of logging memory is good.  I don't
> even really need a screen/map display - a pure data logger would be
> OK.  As long as it tracks my movement once per second (minimum) and
> allows me to download it to a computer easily, I'll be happy.  If it
> used AA or AAA batteries, that would be a plus, but not essential as
> long as the battery life is long enough.  Oh, and I'd prefer to source
> it in Australia, for ease of shipping, maintenance etc, but I'm
> willing to go overseas if need be.
> I'd prefer to use one that somebody else has used so I know it will be
> suitable for OSM.  Any suggestions?
> Stephen
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