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Qstarz GPS travel recorder review | GPS fieldtest

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

Qstarz travel recorder

Qstarz travel recorder

On my way with the Qstarz GPS receiver

Before you hit the road you should check to see if the correct time is displayed on your digital camera. Mind you, this goes for every travel recorder. The BT-1000X is not only able to store GPS data of JPEG pictures but also.AVI format files as well. And this is rarely found on a travel recorder; width, length and height grades are logged. I finally take off with my digital camera around my neck and the Qstarz BT-100X attached to my pants.

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Qstarz travel recorder V4 software

I had already adjusted some settings through the software before I left home. I selected the Hiking mode but others were available too, such as; Bike mode, Car mode and the General mode. I also determined the time interval of logging; several seconds, meters or km/h. You can also manually determine the exact amount of seconds or meters after which data should be logged. This is extremely handy we had never seen this kind of advanced feature on any other GPS receiver.

 

Qstarz protective pouch

T he Qstarz BT-1000X GPS remained attached to my pants in its protective pouch, the whole time I was walking. It didn't get in the way, not even for a moment, and the blinking orange LED light was quite visibly through the transparent plastic front. Its blinking was continuous and constant, which was certainly reassuring. Without a monitor that clearly shows whether there is enough GPS signal, it's always a bit of a gamble.

Qstarz GPS travel recorder review

 

Qstarz outdoor GPS receiver

Qstarz outdoor GPS receiver

Qstarz Bluetooth GPS device

Qstarz Bluetooth GPS device

 
 
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