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    Trackstick II

    "The Trackstick II is the perfect fit for personal GPS tracking".

    As far as I can see, you click a button at each change in your journey (on foot, boat, chain-saw(<post:=698,456>post 698,456</post:>), car, pack-cat or bicycle etc.), as you would a stop-watch, and then you plug it into Google Earth and Bob's your Uncle, assuming your mother or father had a brother called Bob.

    It has to be better than the current crappy job I do with PaintBrush & Google maps when I drive to Earl's Drive-In in NY state.

    "Tracksticks are small GPS location recorders capable of continuously logging their own location histories for extended periods of time. These detailed recordings include time, date, location, speed, heading and altitude. Built-in flash memory and long battery life allows for the storage of months of travel information. The Trackstick receives signals from twenty-four satellites orbiting the earth. With this information, the Trackstick can precisely calculate its own position anywhere on the planet to within 2.5 meters. "

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    Re: Trackstick II

    Owwww!! I love gadgets!!

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    Re: Trackstick II

    >Owwww!! I love gadgets!!
    Me too!
    Why don't you order two?

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    Re: Trackstick II

    I have emailed them to see if they have retail outlets out here on the Hay Plains!! I'll let you know what they say.

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    Re: Trackstick II

    Anyone have a price on this gizmo ???? I didn't see on on the site.
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    Re: Trackstick II

    >Anyone have a price on this gizmo ????
    I don't, but some people do:
    ebay
    uspy store
    gps specials

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    Re: Trackstick II

    Australian prices
    Bit too much for me, though.

    I had been wondering how long it would take for 'user pays' to happen to GPS technology

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    Re: Trackstick II

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by macropod on 31-Mar-08 10:47. Correction re Trackstick II vs Trackstick Super)</P>Hi Chris,
    <hr>As far as I can see, you click a button at each change in your journey <hr>
    Probably. From the website:
    Trackstick II can be carried on a belt, in a bag or purse, or covertly installed and placed on anything that moves. Trackstick’s technology enables a continuously updated record of the exact route, stop times, speed and direction, among other valuable information. User selectable features allow the record time to be changed from an interval of every 5 seconds, or from 1 minute to every 15 minutes.

    In other words, you simply switch it on, set the logging frequency, and the Trackstick does the rest. The pricier Trackstick Super also goes to sleep if it stops moving and wakes up when it starts moving again.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
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