Gadgets by Rick Broida Apr 26, Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. You should do this buy the optional serial cable if it’s not included for maximum flexibility in working with Tru-Traffic, as downloading pre-recorded trip logs directly to Tru-Traffic requires connecting the GPS receiver via its serial cable. I don’t know if these problems persist with more current models, but the experience of some Tru-Traffic users in North Carolina does not sound promising. Mobile Apps by Antuan Goodwin Apr 2,
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Mobile by Lance Whitney Jul 29, Two chips sets seem especially promising for use in urban canyons and under tree canopies: If you do use one, I’d appreciate hearing from you, and I’ll pass on hyperfornance experience, good or bad, to others.
DeLorme Earthmate GPS LT-20 – GPS kit Series
The basic eTrex is relatively inexpensive but requires separate purchase of the data cableand they all have the advantages that they have a fairly long battery life and can also work as a standalone unit — they don’t have to be connected to the laptop. This new one does work as a standalone unit and is supposed to have a longer battery life.
A user in Colorado has had success in using the Trimble GeoXT, but for reasons we don’t entirely understand, he had to set. The serial cable may be connected to a USB-to-serial adaptor, if necessary, to plug into your computer’s USB port, but the connection on the GPS receiver side still must be with the serial cable, not the USB cable, if you want to download pre-recorded trip logs directly to Tru-Traffic.
I’ve personally used only the Magellan GPS receiver, an older model.
You should do this buy the optional serial cable if it’s not included for maximum flexibility in working with Tru-Traffic, as downloading pre-recorded trip logs directly to Tru-Traffic requires connecting the GPS receiver via its serial cable.
Tru-Traffic prefers this sentence because it includes the date as well as the speed and heading.
I give them a qualified recommendation. Min Hard Drive Space. Mobile by Rick Broida Jan 4, A FAQ gives some additional details.
DeLorme Earthmate GPS LT – GPS kit Overview – CNET
I tested this with a Garmin eTrex Legend, each connected to a different laptop simultaneously running Tru-Traffic and both sitting side by side on my dash board. We haven’t confirmed that the problems are identical to the ones I had, but everything we could compare sounded perfectly consistent.
I had many more problematic gaps with the Magellan than I did with the Garmin. The short advice is to get one that uses both of the following. I don’t know if these hyperformancs persist with more current models, but the experience of some Tru-Traffic users in North Carolina does not sound promising.
Some of them hyperrormance fine as GPS data loggers, and some work also connected through Franson’s GpsGate directly to Tru-Traffic for monitoring “here” and “now” in your arterial timings diagrams, but some of the recent models are unsuitable for either purpose, and I can no longer keep track of which ones serve us well and which ones don’t.
These require additional software to work with Tru-Traffic. Catching up with Android, the latest iOS version of the crowdsourcing traffic app can track your progress or lack thereof when it’s gridlock.
DeLorme Earthmate Hyperformance GPS Receiver 9-pin Serial 4s
This nav app may be smart, but it’s no genius. It was relatively inexpensive and came with its own mapping software. To download pre-recorded trip logs, you may use. I found that it fairly frequently stopped reporting a current, tracked, position for long intervals — 10 seconds or more.
An advantage here is that in the Garmin proprietary mode, the GPS receiver gives an update every second, as opposed to every 2 seconds. Sometimes we have to reboot. Mobile Apps by Lance Whitney Apr 2, So if you wish to use a Garmin, you’re mostly on your own as I can be of only minimal help. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.
Be aware that with many of the GPS receivers that support both serial and USB, getting the serial cable requires a separate purchase. One set of users’ tests suggest that the Magellan works fine in all the Trimble’s dead spots around the city.
Also, you can download pre-recorded trip logs from the Garmin GPS receiver.
The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip. This worked fairly well, but not quite well enough that I can recommend it without reservation.