40 days capacity of this new BT-Q1000XT is just great. The software is the same and still needs ...
2 weeks ago
Summary: I own the previous model of this device - BT-Q1000. So I knew what I expected to get. 40 days capacity of this new BT-Q1000XT is just great. The software is the same and still needs some improvements but is quite usable. But please be careful with its vibration sensor. Mine failed just in the middle of the long 300 miles highway between two cities in western Europe. 200 miles of this long summer journey were just not recorded. What a pity!
Summary: Bought this a few years back and love it. It goes with me on every road trip and goes in my pocket on tours etc. Took it on a few tours at Kennedy Space Center and it was great to see the route and locations of stops. It went with me to the top of the Sandia Tram ride in New Mexico and, using the Elevation profile view, was great to see the elevation dips and climbs along with the speed.
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.