Conclusion: I like the attention to details and the features of the BT-1000X. The rubberized back is a small detail but one that is very useful, someone was thinking correctly when they designed this product. The ability to be used as a data logger and GPS receiver are both great features in themselves, but add Bluetooth functionality and you’ve got an excellent all around and very useful product.
Pros: Nice extras included, Excellent battery life, Good range on Bluetooth, Quick GPS lock, Navigation and Log modes, Works as wired or wireless GPS receiver, Can be used as standard GPS receiver, Seems very accurate when enough satellite are visible, Seems durable, well made and is designed well
Cons: Software can be confusing to use, Geotagging can be a hassle
Excerpt: Recently, we reviewed a GPS receiver from Qstarz called the BT-Q818. Qstarz have now redesigned this item, adding in such features as log capability, snapshot Point of Interest, plus other enhancements. The Q181 scored highly and was even given an Editor’s Choice award. Tough shoes to fill… How does the Q1000 fare? Does it improve on issues identified with the earlier model? Read on as this unit is put to the test!
Cons: - Adopt MTK chipset with high sensitivity -158dBm and 32-Channel tracking
Summary: The BT-Q1000 does what it claims: it will track your movements very accurately, as well as record places of interest at the press of a button and map them on Google Earth. It can also be used for navigation when paired with a PDA or notebook computer and GPS software. However, its software interface will confuse the uninitiated.
Pros: Can record places of interest at the press of a button, can log travel routes and easily upload them to Google Earth
Cons: The software might be a little hard to use for the uninitiated
Conclusion: The retail package is more than complete including several charging cables/adapters and of course the essential software to upload your logged tracks. The Travel Recorder software v4.1 has a user friendly and interface and will help you analyze your driving/biking/walking skills/routes. Priced at ~$100 , the device is highly recommended to all those who need a combo device for their GPS needs.