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Which GPS

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:00 pm
by Flag53
Hi guys , I'm just wandering which GPS recorders people are using and would recommend .

Cheers 👍

Re: Which GPS

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:49 pm
by f2020
Locosys GW-60. It works at 5Hz and has doppler.

Re: Which GPS

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:15 pm
by TomW
Ok, Did a lot of research and reading here and other places.
I'll bake it down. The Locosys GW-60 is the benchmark of accuracy. The waterproofing spec is a bit low at ATM 5, but no one has complaints about water damage as far as I can tell.
If you are not too concerned about accuracy and online speed competition, the Suunto Ambit 3, which I have works great. The high end Garmin wrist watches work good too.
Each have software idiosyncrasies, but with a little patience they all work well.

One thing: I always forget to start my Suunto on the beach and end up starting the session on the watch while on the water.

Re: Which GPS

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:18 pm
by Flag53
Cheers Guys 👍

Re: Which GPS

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:54 pm
by baxterbradford
I've just bought a used Locosys GT31 for £80 from FB Kitebay which doesn't do wireless like the GW-60 which is £200. The Garmin are £600+ unless you can get 'friends and family' deal from someone employed by Garmin. Love the versatility that Fenix 5 series offer, but not as accurate as Locosys as f2020 & Tom say. Heard from someone into speed kiting that Suunto Ambit doesn't cut it for him, like the Garmin, they update at 1Hz, so he's going down GW-60 in addition to GT-31 as backup unit.

Re: Which GPS

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:21 pm
by Tone
I have a GT31 for sale if anyone is after one?

Re: Which GPS

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:43 pm
by Peter_Frank
GW-60 is not wireless.

GT-31 works great and usually 1 Hz is just fine.

But 31 is not as easy to just put on as a watch like the 60 as you have to wear it in an arm mount and preferably a bag for sealing too.

8) PF

Re: Which GPS

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:44 pm
by windmlv
A number of us here in LaVentana have the Garmin Fenix 3HR. I paid about $500USD but with a new model out, I see they are down to $400USD.
Relatively easy to use. I like it a lot. As far as accuracy, don't know. How would I check it anyways? Good enough for me especially if the speed reads a bit high once in a while.

Re: Which GPS

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:18 pm
by Peter_Frank
windmlv wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:44 pm
A number of us here in LaVentana have the Garmin Fenix 3HR. I paid about $500USD but with a new model out, I see they are down to $400USD.
Relatively easy to use. I like it a lot. As far as accuracy, don't know. How would I check it anyways? Good enough for me especially if the speed reads a bit high once in a while.

Ha haa indeed, very true about the accuracy.

In reality it does not matter at all, when you dont use it for speed records where a number will be deducted from your reading/file if not an accurate device :naughty:

8) PF