Talk:Data collection when you travel long journeys

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Haven't put it on page, but if someone does a really long walk we could organise a "get someone with a laptop to meet them every 2 days" service ;-) Ojw 12:10, 8 Jul 2006 (UTC)

What about the new X-series from Garmin; they can save track logs to a microSD card. About 8 and a half million tracks points should fit on 1G card, and you could even change them during the tour. --GabrielEbner 19:30, 8 Jul 2006 (UTC)

How about the NaviGPS? I regularly travel from Wrexham to Birmingham on the train (can be 3-5 hours total journey, depending on delays) and find with 5 second intervals the it only uses about 1/4 of the internal memory. I also have a 1GB SD card so recording 1 second intervals for all the journeys I've ever taken it on is no problem at all. SD cards are fairly cheap, too. Battery life is pretty good. It only dropped to about half when I did around 10 hours worth on journeys. It also comes with a mains, a car charger and charges by USB so doesn't require any extra fiddling of that sort. Higgy 10:54, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

The old Garmin eTrex stores track data accodring to an advanced algorithm intensivating when rounding a courve and reducing the interval on long stretches, can store very long track logs on long journeys (I did Vitoria - Rio de Janeiro - Vitoria, a distance similar to crossing Europe on one track). --Skippern 23:59, 19 September 2008 (UTC)