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Qstarz GPS travel recorder review | Rating & Conclusion

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

USB travel recorder

USB travel recorder

Qstarz GPS memory

There is no mention in the specifications of the amount of memory and the memory cannot be expanded. Nor is it possible to erase tracks of the travel recorder. The recorder will automatically overwrite the first track as soon as the memory is full. If you don't want this to happen, you can adjust the setting in the software. A memory bar is displayed in the software, so it should not come as a surprise to you when the memory is (almost) full.

Qstarz GPS review

Qstarz GPS review

Battery & Bluetooth support

The removable and rechargeable 1100mAh Li-Ion battery is able to provide energy for 42 hours on the go. This is certainly a very economical battery. As mentioned before, the Qstarz GPS receiver can be set to Nav mode which lights up the blue Bluetooth LED icon. This enables the travel recorder to be connected to a PDA or smartphone. Furthermore the Qstarz GPSView software offers the so-called 'eXtreme 5Hz sport' mode. This mode provides an even higher sensitivity for using the GPS receiver during extreme sports.

 

Qstarz GPS test conclusion

Y ou can buy many travel recorders for 120 Euros and most of them are cheaper. However, to not confuse matters, the Qstarz BT-1000X is simply worth the money. It leaves you wanting nothing else thanks to its logging accuracy and user-friendly, full software package. If you still want more, like if you prefer a GPS receiver with a monitor; you will have to look for a handheld GPS. The target group for this Qstarz GPS receiver is broad, from tourists to motor cyclists and vehicle fleet managers. One thing is for sure, this Qstarz BT-1000X travel recorder is absolutely a reliable companion!

Qstarz GPS travel recorder review

 

Qstarz car charger

Qstarz car charger

Positive [+]

• Accurate GPS
• User-friendly
• Nice and solid design

Travel recorder software

Travel recorder software

Negative [-]

• Inability to remove stored tracks
• No expandable memory

Qstarz GPS receiver test

Qstarz GPS receiver test

Review score %

• Test score : 85%
• Excellent GPS receiver

 

Qstarz BT-1000X travel recorder connected to the car charger

Qstarz GPS travel recorder review

 
 
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