Summary: I bought this to add GPS to my B&N Nook Color. Works well with OsmAnd mapping app (no cellular connectivity needed) and Bluetooth GPS app. It's a little minimalist in its "user interface" - just a couple of cryptic lights and one three-position switch.
Summary: Wanted to post a review because I have seen a lot of Mac users having issues when trying to access the track log. What I have found works the best is to download the free HoudahGPS software (do a google search for it). I connect my QStarz using a USB cable to my Mac. The HoudahGPS software has an option to get the data from a device. Pick Qstarz, USB port, and then select the name that is in the drop down (not sure how it comes up with this).
Summary: This does work. It eventually locks on, sometimes taking more than two minutes. Despite other reviews, for the most part it will not work inside, and I have had geometry problems in urban canyons. Everytime it loses lock and regains it, it beeps. This is both a plus and a minus. The software requires a license key to work, so don't lose the piece of paper they send with the disk.
Summary: I bought this to add location information to my photos, and so far it's working fine. I have a Mac, and the included software only works on Windows, so I needed to buy HoudahGEO to do the tagging. This software will import the GPX track files from the BT-Q1000XT over USB and uses them to add latitude, longitude, and elevation to the metadata of each of your photos. It's pretty easy to use; just be sure not to change your camera's time during your trip.
Summary: Took this over a 2 week trek through Peru. Device worked very well, has excellent battery life (Easily over a day). Kept pretty accurate logs as well. I never tried using the packaged software, so I can't speak to how well that works (I just used GPSBabel and Google Earth). My only complaint is that it beeps when looses signal, and there doesn't appear to be a way to turn this off (which can be quite irritating when you are stuck inside a building or train for a while).
Worked great for photo geotagging and tracking a vacation
G. Stark, Amazon
2 November 2012
Summary: I purchased this device to carry with me on vacation to geotag photos. To do this I set my camera to UTC time so it would always be on the same clock as the GPS device. I was traveling to several time zones so keeping the photos in UTC made this very easy. To extract the GPS data from the device I used USB and the HoudaGPS application which worked perfectly on my Mac. To geotag the photo I used HoudaGeo which also updated the location information in iPhoto.
Summary: I got this item few weeks ago. Having looked at several options, and deemed the original Canon GPS module to heavy and to exspensive for my needs, I ended on choosing the Q-1000 XT Blue tooth version. I did base my decision on others reviews and a recommendation from a friend. Others have praised the hardware while complaining about inferior software.
Summary: I purchased this product for the specific purpose of providing track logs for geotagging photos and documenting my trip to Iceland. The device is a basic little device that is sized like one of those mini decks of cards or perhaps a larger pack of gum. It has little read out but essentially a couple of buttons and a switch to allow you to turn the device on and log your position until you turn the device off.
Summary: Got this for a trip to France to GeoTag the pictures taken and having a record of the places visited and the roads traveled. I did a lot of research to decide which way to go and ended up using the data logger since it generates a log which can then be used for any purpose compared to solutions which integrate into the digital camera (Canon 7D). Plus those seem awkward, only record when you take a pic, eat up your camera's battery life. The device did not disappoint.