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Qstarz GPS travel recorder review | GPS receiver operation

Published on: Tuesday, May 12th 2009                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Qstarz outdoor GPS receiver

Qstarz outdoor GPS receiver

LED lights on the Qstarz BT-1000X

The three aforementioned LED lights encircle the red POI button. A blue Bluetooth icon is placed on the left, whereas an orange GPS reception icon is positioned in the centre right above the red button, and finally a red/green vertical bar for the battery is on the right. Even in direct sunlight, the LEDs remain visible. There is nothing more to add about this.

Qstarz GPS recorder

Qstarz GPS recorder

Transferring GPS data to the PC

A small USB connection is found on the right side which serves to recharge the travel recorder with a PC and to transfer GPS data to the computer. Furthermore, the battery compartment with exchangeable battery takes up the entire back side. There is no room for a memory card in the Qstarz GPS receiver.

 

Qstarz GPS receiver test

Qstarz GPS receiver test

Qstarz protection pouch

Qstarz protection pouch

 

Users ease

T he 10 page manual could easily make you believe that this travel recorder doesn't have a lot going for it. However, if you consider its price, you will likely conclude the opposite since its retail price of 120 Euros puts this outdoor GPS device at the top segment of the market. We will get back to the quality of this GPS device at a later stage. Regarding the number of pages in the manual, we can say that this GPS receiver is extremely user-friendly in itself and does not need more than 10 pages to clarify its operation. Now let's take a look at how the Qstarz BT-1000X travel recorder performs in practice.

Qstarz GPS travel recorder review

 

Qstarz travel recorder

Qstarz travel recorder

Qstarz GPS battery compartment

Qstarz GPS battery compartment

 
 
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