The colorful wolf

March 14, 2010

GPS’ing

Filed under: Tech — randy @ 19:24
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I’ve been playing with new Holux GPS logger a bit, so I thought I’d share my first impressions. First of all, the device itself is way better than the Gisteq thingie I used to have. The Holux (m-241c) has a nice screen that displays from which satellite it’s receiving the signal, the current coordinates, speed and distance. It’s excellent. A bit less excellent is the software, which looks and behaves like a 12-year old designed it. The software always uses 100% CPU usage while downloading the data, which takes an unusually long amount of time, considering it’s only a couple of kilobytes per log file. Thankfully the utility can export to all the major formats (Google Earth’s kml, and the very useful GPX format), which is great.

All in all I’m quite happy with it, although I can’t form an opinion on the battery life yet. Anyway, here’s the trip I made to Yokohama today, beautifully visualized by EveryTrail. I’ll have to figure out how to embed that into my blog somehow.. WordPress.com doesn’t allow the embed tag, so perhaps my only option would be to install wordpress myself on colorfulwolf.com. There’s a 95% chance that I’m too lazy to do that, though.. 😀

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3 Comments »

  1. How much for your new GPS thing?:)Looks good,can it navigate? or only record your path and speed? Anyway, take care and safe trip!

    Comment by Yu Huan — March 15, 2010 @ 21:15 | Reply

  2. Hey Yu! It can’t really navigate, although it does report the direction in which you’re traveling (which only works while you’re actually moving). I bought it from Amazon.co.jp, and an alternative would be to order it directly from the manufacturer.

    Comment by rheide — March 16, 2010 @ 0:10 | Reply

  3. The subject is fully clear but why does the text lack clarity? But in general your blog is great.

    Comment by gualetar — March 22, 2010 @ 18:21 | Reply


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