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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 2
  • Ease Of Use: 2
  • Usefulness: 5
Good value, but you might need additional software – 65-Channel Car Navigation and Tracking Bluetooth GPS Receiver + Data Logger Reviews

posted by core2010 on 06/13/2010

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
It logs data
You can use it as bluetooth receiver
Relatively compact and light
Apparently it uses a standard Nokia battery so you can get spares
It's the cheapest logger here on DX
Cons:
NOT waterproof at all (mine is now broken)
Does not output in GPX format, and the KML output is latitude/longitude ONLY (.dat logs does contain other info though)
You need to use multiple software to make any use of your logs (GeoVisu + GPX Editor 1.0232 for GPX logs; the included software to configure settings and clear tracks)
Bluetooth is the ONLY interface (USB is for charging only, not transferring data)
Other:
Bottomline:
It's a good deal for what it does, but expect to get your hands a little dirty trying to figure out how to correctly use the data logs. GeoVisu is free and seems to work fine. Read the forums below; you'll find alot of useful information.
Also, keep in mind that you NEED bluetooth on your computer/device because USB is for powering only. Get the sku.11866 it works fine.
Finally, if you're going to take this on any outdoor trips, be sure to put is in a ziplock bag or otherwise waterproof case, because once it's soaked in water it's done. Mine got wet on a bike tour and now the bluetooth doesn't work anymore, which makes it useless.

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