[talk-au] GPS recommendation

Stephen Hope slhope at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 02:46:06 BST 2008

I hadn't heard of that one before.  Do you have any idea how long it
operates as a GPS on battery?  The GPS I have now is a multifunction
device - it goes for hours without the GPS on, but turn the GPS on and
it dies quickly.  It is going to be used in the car with power, the
one I'm looking to buy is for use on a bike and foot  - there's a lot
of paths connecting up this area I want to go and map.  It says "up to
380 hours" on the website, but I'm thinking that's with all the extras
turned off.  Most of my foot/bike mapping trips are only a couple of
hours long, but it would be good if it can do a day or so for the odd
longer hiking trip.


2008/9/12 Ross <info at 4x4falcon.com>:
> One of these:
> http://www.kogan.com.au/shop/kogan-gps-watch-bluetooth/
> I have no affiliation with this company, just satisfied customer with this
> product.
> Log settings can be changed between 1 and 30 seconds.  This gives 36 to
> 1604 hours of log.
> Built in battery is rechargable via usb.  Comes with vehicle and 240V
> chargers, wrist strap, handlebar holder, lanyard.
> Mine sits in the centre console of the vehicle (dosn't need to be in sight
> from outside the vehicle) plugged into the power outlet and gives
> excellent results.
> I just need to remember to turn it on at the start of the day and off at
> the end of the day.
> I also have the truckPC and carPC running gpsdrive using osm via mapnik
> and google maps.
> --
> Regards
> Ross
> info at 4x4falcon dot com
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