Monday, December 1, 2008

Bluetooth GPS Travel Recorder: QStarz BT-Q1000X

bluetooth enabled GPS travel recorder QStarz BT Q1000XQStarz have announced what they claim to be the world's most powerful bluetooth GPS enabled data logger. It features a powerful MTK II chipset with a pretty high sensitivity of -165dBm and also has 66 channel tracking. With this high sensitivity, this device is essentially able to track weak signals. The device also features ultra low power consumption which can essentially operate the device for up to 42 hours. Certainly this is a commendable feature of this bluetooth GPS travel recorder.

Other notable features include sub-15s position acquisition, internal memory to log up to 200,000 waypoints and the ability to connect to a smartphone or laptop as a wired or wireless GPS receiver. Data can be outputted and mapped on Google Earth with the included software, with logging either done automatically or manually triggered via a button on the BT-Q1000X itself.

Here are some details on the hardware performance:

• Adopt MTK II latest chipset with high sensitivity -165dBm and 66-Channel tracking

• Ultra lower power consumption up to 42hrs operation

• Less than 15-Sec. AGPS fix support: download almanac data to realize faster TTFF and positioning under warm start

• Stand-Alone travel recorder to log up to 200,000 records (*)

• Easily switch Travel Recorder to LOG mode or NAV mode (Navigation + Log)

• Support button push manually to memorize your location immediately

• Update Rate 1~5Hz changeable by utility provided

• G-Mouse + Bluetooth in one: wired and wireless GPS receiver

• Fast Position Fix ,Cold start 35s, Warm start 33s,Hot start 1s

• Auto On-Off function for smart power control

• Personal/Portable Navigation (PDA, Smartphone, PC, etc.)

No word on the pricing or availability yet. This GPS travel recorder certainly looks like a must have for those intending to get a bluetooth enabled GPS data logger. The fast TTFF and long battery life are certainly excellent features to have on this GPS device.
[Via QStarz]