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PostSubject: GPS tracker   Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:46 am

Now only £29.99 from Maplin

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and how I used it

http://www.a-trip.com/users/home/903

you can hook upto a PC via USB serial connection and with Map software you can get a fix, but Mobile phones these days can come with GPS !

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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:23 am

Seems like a nice cheap way to do it! What it lacks for me though is live tracking...as I would not be taking a laptop with me thats for certain...but for £30 that is superb!
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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:08 am

There is also a "bluetooth" version at £50 which you could connect to a PDA or mobile phone???
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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:18 am

Yeah but that wouldn't enable it to send live data direct to a website though would it.....just save it to your phone/pda?
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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:08 am

Sorry, I thought you were asking for a "live" GPS position for your reference.

What you can do is upload the info daily to a webpage to update your daily activities

You won't get anything as good for the money

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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:28 am

I agree, it is very good for the money! If I had one I would be tempted to wire it to battery so you wouldn't have to faff about charging it.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:00 am

it's charged via a usb lead, so you could hook it up with a car cigarette lighter usb plugin thingy

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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:15 am

Easy peasy then!

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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:35 am

I have one that is powered by AA batteries (rechargeable Li-Lion AA's are on my "must get" list, as 2 batteries only last 1 day) as I wanted one I could take away from the car in my pocket whilst walking.
It is excellent.....I get home and download to my computer and load the file up to GoogleEarth to see where I've been.

There are a number of different brands of these available, and with different power sources. I have yet to see if mine will work hooked up to a laptop/netbook using OziExplorer software to give me moving map capabilities. If not I'll have to go with an alternative (which I may do anyway for the USB charging option).
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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:56 am

OffroadingBoyo wrote:
Now only £29.99 from Maplin

Link to Maplin


and how I used it

http://www.a-trip.com/users/home/903

you can hook upto a PC via USB serial connection and with Map software you can get a fix, but Mobile phones these days can come with GPS !

Boyo


Thanks for that link, Ive been looking for a tracker for a little while, and it was alot cheaper than others ive seen on ebay/amazon. Hopefully it will work well with my Netbook/Laptop in me truck.

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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:30 am

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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:48 am

Biodoctor wrote:
i bought a usb gps receiver from eBlag ,works great with memory map/laptop to give a large screen gps tracker,all the lanes can be marked after checking on trailwise, then plotted on the computer.

and before anyone says anything ,yes i know its illegal to use on the highway Laughing





Ive been looking for a new mount for mm netbook/laptop for a while, i bought mine off ebay and it broke within a fue days. Where did you get Your Laptop Mount?


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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:01 am

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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:14 am


Nice. I was thinking i would have to do something like that. The one i bought was made of plastic and vibrated so much when the laptop was on it you could not read anything and it became hypnotic to look at, shortly after that it snaped.

And i have used them while driving on the motorway, im not aware of any rules regarding this so..........

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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:41 am

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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:41 am

OffroadingBoyo wrote:
Now only £29.99 from Maplin

Link to Maplin


and how I used it

http://www.a-trip.com/users/home/903

you can hook upto a PC via USB serial connection and with Map software you can get a fix, but Mobile phones these days can come with GPS !

Boyo
I went & got one, good god, what a bit of kit.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:23 am


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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:13 am

Cool

I'm glad I could help.

If you press the button, it time/date/GPS stamps for locating photo's you took.

Also, you can use it when walking/cycling, and one of the lads left it on when on an aeroplane ! Naughty!


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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Fri May 13, 2011 9:05 am

I am thinking to buy this one http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php/2982/spot-satellite-gps-messenger--spot2--grey-
Do you have any experience with it?
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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:41 pm

After losing my GPS tracker overboard while sailing this week (my fault) I am out looking again at trackers etc. I'll be buying a netbook very soon so have decided that rather than buying a dedicated GPS like a Garmin, I will go for another tracker again, and a GPS dongle for the netbook.....now you can get a 65 channel dongle for about $50, and a tracker for the same money it's half the price of the Garmin I would have bought.
I am getting a tracker with an LED display so shows speed, position etc etc Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:07 am

Vixen wrote:
After losing my GPS tracker overboard while sailing this week (my fault) I am out looking again at trackers etc. I'll be buying a netbook very soon so have decided that rather than buying a dedicated GPS like a Garmin, I will go for another tracker again, and a GPS dongle for the netbook.....now you can get a 65 channel dongle for about $50, and a tracker for the same money it's half the price of the Garmin I would have bought.
I am getting a tracker with an LED display so shows speed, position etc etc Very Happy

More info about your tracker, PLEASE.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS tracker   Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:27 am

This is what I am looking at getting (or at least something very similar)

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/448345059/NEW_GPS_Guider_with_GPS_Logger.html

It is similar to the one I lost as far as functions go, my old one was powered by ordinary batteries which was a bit of a pain as they chew through the power and batteries only last one day. This one has a rechargeable battery built in.
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PostSubject: Yellow brick   Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:09 am

Hi all,
I am looking into GPS tracking systems, and wonder if anyone has used the Yellow Brick?

http://www.yellowbrick-tracking.com/?page_id=402

Im looking for a system that can do live updates onto a web page without using WiFi or a 3G network, and so far this system is the only one I have seen that communicates directly with the Iridium satellites.

I already use Google Latitude on my smart phone for tracking live updates (which is free) on my web page, but am looking for something that will update regardless of WIFI or 3G networks.

Anyone got any experience of the Yellow brick?

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