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How to know your speed?

Postby monacoboy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:55 am

Hi guys!!

Im a kiteboarder who is more into speed, long distance ride etc than tricks

How do you do to know your speed?
Im almost sure you are using a GPS but which ones?
The GPS in the Contour cam?

Thx

Andy

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discojuggernaut
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Re: How to know your speed?

Postby discojuggernaut » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:57 am

Try mytracks plus an android phone (in waterproof case, of course)

http://mytracks.appspot.com/

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Re: How to know your speed?

Postby southflorida » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:23 pm

Here is how: put a GPS in your pocket

Last weekend GPS screen shot after 4 sessions, top wind at site: 21 knots
Logged almost 77 miles and a top speed of 37.4 mph. A GPS is VERY accurate for speed and distance.
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Re: How to know your speed?

Postby tautologies » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:25 am

Hey I have the garmin 305 gps. Got it for about $100 on amazon.

It has a current speed option, and large display. I had to stop looking at it at about 30 mph....it does record the speed, and it seems pretty accurate.


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