[talk-au] GPS recommendation

Ross info at 4x4falcon.com
Fri Sep 12 06:49:48 BST 2008

I've used it for about 3 hours not connected to external power, still
showed above 1/3 on the "battery gauge".

This was GPS logging no bluetooth.


> 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.
> Stephen
> 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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