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Wintec G-Trender review | Introduction

Published on: Wednesday, July 1st 2009                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Wintec G-Trender test

I f you travel by car nowadays, you never have to worry about directions, since we all have a car navigation system at our disposal. But what if you are traveling by another means and in an unfamiliar area? That's when an outdoor GPS device comes in handy. Regardless of whether you're an outdoor sportsman, cyclist, biker, walker, tourist or recreationist, this GPS receiver will always make sure you're able to find your way back. We're all familiar with the famous brands of outdoor GPS devices such as Garmin and Magellan, however; the fairly unknown brands such as Qstarz and Wintec have been putting really interesting GPS handhelds on the market. We received the Wintec G-Trender WSG-1000 from a Dutch retailer named Digitrading, to put it through the test. Our experience with this GPS receiver can be read in the following Wintec GPS review.

Wintec G-Trender review

 

Wintec GPS receiver review

Wintec GPS receiver review

Wintec G-Trender WSG-1000 retail package

There's more to the Wintec G-Trender WSG-1000 than its name reveals, which can be seen by the prominently placed iF product design Award logo, on the top right hand side of the box. On the side of the device, the main functions are symbolically displayed: satellite, altimeter, navigation, training, compass, astronomy and calendar. Thanks to the transparent opening in the front of the box, you don't even have to open it to be able to see the G-Trender.

Wintec handheld GPS review

Wintec handheld GPS review

Wintec GPS handheld design

The matte black, soft rubber material feels pleasant and a better grip is enabled due to the fact that the top side slants backwards. The large black & white LCD screen dominates the front of the device and there are three buttons positioned under the monitor. The back is completely taken up by the battery compartment which features a perfect cover. The housing is shock proof and splash proof which you can feel when holding the Wintec in your hand. The entire device feels rugged.

 

Wintec USB cable

Wintec USB cable

GPS navigation manual

GPS navigation manual

Wintec GPS charger

Wintec GPS charger

 
 
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