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The unboxing of the Qstarz BT-Q1000P

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I have been ordering one of the first Qstarz BT-Q1000P GPS data logger on the planet, I am quite sure. I took it out of the box with a pointed camcorder. ;-)

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Just take a look: The press release with a twist was HERE

February 23rd, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in gps passion
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QStarz to market with new BT-Q1000P geo logger

The BT-Q1000P is the newest brainchild of gps-builder Qstarz.

Qstarz BT-Q1000P

This upgraded new (P)latinum version is an improved version of the BT-1000 (see our own hands-on GPS Passion review HERE), that is not even that old.

Qstarz BT-Q1000P

What are the differences?

In fact there are only two differences, but one of it seems to be extra nice. Next to more memory for waypoints (200.000 instead of 100.000, which is nice) the very much improved v4 version of the QStarz GPS Travel Recorder PC Utility (which includes photo tagging software) seems to be very promising. Now it looks that Flickr and Google Maps are fully integrated in the software so you don’t have to make an KML-export to Google Earth to see your waypoints.

In short the new features are:

  • 200.000 waypoints (before 100.000)
  • full integration of Flickr and Google Maps/Google Earth
  • user friendly 3-step geotagging
  • photo preview and slide show
  • analyses of speed and height in 3D

And it still has the strong 51-channel reception of the MTK chip set.

I want/need a new GPS mouse WITH logging, so I did make my pre-order already… Can’t wait!

Available soon at the nice price of 119 euro (approx. US$ 175)

DigiTrading is the Benelux importer

February 19th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in gps passion
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Qstarz introduces new solar driven BT-Q1200 Travel Recorder

Qstarz BT-Q1200

Just short after publishing the review on its precursor Taiwanese GPS maker Qstarz hits the market with another combined GPS and data logger, the Super 99 Blutooth Solar GPS Travel Recorder, shortname BT-Q1200.
Special about this device is it’s solar power and the new QStarz Travel Recorder GPS Utility with support for geotagging.

New is:

  • Dual Power Supply – Built in rechargeable Li -Ion battery & Solar power
  • Support “One Touch” to turn On/Off LOG mode
  • Stand-Alone travel recorder to log up to 200,000 records (100.000 more that the BT-Q1000)
  • Support GeoTagging function for digit photo and generate KMZ file easily
  • Save the travel records as GPX or PLT

We hope that we can have one for a a test drive soon. This time the with an emphasis on the geotagging I can imagine.

source: press announcement

October 28th, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in gps passion
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Hands-On Review QSTARZ BT-Q1000 GPS and Data Logger

QSTARZ BT-Q1000 GPS and Data Logger

Already a while ago we got the opportunity to review the new Qstarz BT-Q1000 GPS and Data Logger. Benelux importer DigiTrading was kind enough to send me one for that review. Due to circumstances the review was not written until today.

The review was not very technical, but for all very practical. I am a long time and heavy user and wanted to know how easy it was to use or not, and how to get data from the GPS into the computer and work/play with it.

We took the BT-Q1000 for a spin. A local round and an abroad round (on the way to Frankfurt am Main (FFM)/ Germany, about 1200 km back and forth, in August) were the ideal ways to try some things out.

BOXING

When you see the box, you get the idea to buy something real nice. The black box with white letters and the folding front with a little window that shows the GPS.

QSTARZ BT-Q1000 GPS and Data Logger boxQSTARZ BT-Q1000 GPS and Data Logger box


When you open the box you can see that the gear is very complete:

  • 110-240V adapter
  • usb cable
  • 12v car adapter
  • mini-cd with drivers and Travel Recorder PC Utility program
  • quick start sheet
  • manual booklet
  • little neoprene pouch to put GPS in

I like it when you don’t have to think of how to get a car adapter. It is in the little things, like this little neoprene pouch, so you can put the GPS in your pocket to have it stay there to do it’s work. My bluetooth GPS mouse is in my pocket always. In fact you could use the pouch to put the GPS to your key chain! ;-)

QSTARZ BT-Q1000 GPS and Data Logger accessories

The 110/220 power- and the 12V car adapter have a great length to be very practical. The usb cable is a bit on the short side, I think.

(manuals and pouch are not on the picture)

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October 14th, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in reviews
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