|iGotU GT-800 GPS Logger|
1. IPX 7 water-proof (1 meter underwater for 30 minutes).
2. Small size (you can wear it like a watch, with the supplied strap).
3. Motion sensor which automatically puts it to sleep when not moving - thereby conserving battery power.
4. Comes with software to geo-tag your photos, and then show them on the map.
5. Has lots of bonus features such as pedometer, current speed, compass etc.
In short, a geeky device. Just my sort of thing.
I was a little wary of the battery as it runs on a rechargeable battery. Ideally, I would have preferred a device that runs on AA batteries, so that I could carry spares with me, when it runs out of juice. The GT-800 comes with a rechargeable battery that charges via USB. This would be a problem for long treks where there is no access to electricity, but since I have resolved that problem with a Voltaic solar charger, this should no longer be an issue. In fact, when I first received the device, I charged it with the solar charger, just to make sure everything will work in the wilderness, when we go for our trek in Ladakh next month.
The GT-800 is equipped with a SiRF Star III Low Power chipset. It has difficulty getting a satellite lock-on while indoors (but since I've faced that problems with all GPS devices, I don't consider that to be a problem). Once we are outdoors, however, it acquires the satellite lock very easily.
The device is very light, and comfortably fits my hand (with the supplied strap). I kept it on me the whole day and it felt like I was wearing a watch - abeit a big watch that seems like it is crying for attention with its bright yellow bezel.
At the end of the day, I downloaded all the photos that I took with my camera (I had made sure that both the camera and the GPS logger time are in sync).
The supplied software "@trip PC" (yes, another strange name) is straight-forward. It installs the device drivers (software works on Windows 7 and Windows Vista only - as per the CD), and launches a simple-to-use interface.
|@trip PC Software|
|Wizard interface guides you through the process.|
|Photos tagged and shown on the map.|
1. Loves outdoors and long treks and
2. Loves Photography.
If you fall in the above category, then this is a must-buy.