Summary: ..........If you use it within a narrow profile. For instance, If you have navigation software, or some other land based software, just plug the BT-1000XT into a USB port and the driver will load automatically, creating a virtual COM port. Be sure to write the COM port number down, you may need it later if you manually have to connect to it from within your software program. BE SURE TO PLUG IT INTO THE SAME USB PORT EVERY TIME!!
Summary: I was looking for a small device that I could just throw into the backpack and log our hikes. This logger met all of my needs and works great. My main criteria were: * that it holds a lot of data for multi-day hiking * you can set how many seconds between each logged GPS location (I set it to 10 seconds) * it should have good software for downloading and displaying data * it must have a physical on/off switch for reliability and power conservation * it should be small...
Summary: About the size of a car key fob, this little GPS logger does the job. After turn on, it acquires the GPS satellites and starts navigation after about 30 seconds. The unit is sensitive enough that it works fine by just tossing into a pack or carrying in your pocket. The on off switch is 3 position: off, navigation, Log (also navigation). Built in memory records 400,000 data points. I use this along with a camera to record where photos are taken.
Summary: -- I have taken the BT-Q1000XT out for test runs 5 times in the past week or so. All were driving trips, but I did take several short walks away from the car for photos. At the end of each run, I downloaded the datatracks, then linked the location data to the photos I took during the trip (I used a Canon 7D).
Summary: I purchased the Qstarz BT-Q1000XT BT receiver from Amazon for use with my Nikon D5000 DSLR. I separately purchased a AK-N90 Bluetooth adapter for the D5000. This combination provides lots of flexibility and avoids the issue that most single unit GPS adapters have with the D5000... they place the unit in the flash mount which doesn't leave room for the built-in flash to operate. The Qstarz BT-Q1000XT acts as a data logger and a BT receiver.
Summary: I bought this little logger to make it a bit easier to record positional data for geo-reference photos. It does that job very nicely. In the past I've used a GPSMAP 76CSx as my data logger. The 76 does well, but it is a bit large (and heavy) to clip to a camera strap and the batteries don't last all that long.
Summary: I bought this to geo tag images for Aperture. It picks up satellites even in a building. I also have used it with MacENC chart plotter. It connected immediately with Bluetooth (cancel the bluetooth network setup screen - you don't need it). I use gpsbabel (free) to transfer the data to my desktop like this (command line version): .
Summary: I had done a lot of research before settling on this GPS logger. I knew it did not come with Mac drivers or software. I also knew the included PC software was weak but the logger received such high reviews for sensitivity and longevity. I am very happy with the performance of the logger. It is definitely accurate and seems to log for hours on end. I have not yet taken a long trip. But I have big plans of it on my next cruise in Jan 2011.