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Qstarz BT-Q1000X Bluetooth Data Logger GPS Receiver
Dave Doom
Qstarz BT-Q1000X

Dual Bluetooth / USB GPS Receiver with Data Logger



I purchased the Q1000x. I have not had a lot of time with it yet, but so far it has been great. The AGPS seems to help acquire the signals faster, and I am really pleased with it so far.

What’s in the box?
The Qstarz BT-Q1000X data logger GPS unit, car charger, USB Sync/Charge cable, leather pouch/belt holder, manual and software CD-ROM.

Qstarz BT-Q1000X GPS receiver / data logger specification
  • 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.)
  • QZSS, DGPS(WAAS+EGNOS+MSAS) support
Usually sells for around $100, but check with your favorite retailer for price and availability.
Marvin Hlavac
Dave, you've done your research, and I think you have made a great choice. It's not the least expensive GPS receiver on the market, but it should perform very well, even under difficult conditions (between tall buildings, under trees, etc).

You will be able to use it as a Bluetooth GPS receiver, or, if you wish, as a USB GPS receiver. The choice is yours. It gives you the option to select 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Hz refresh rate, which is a nice option to have, as some navigation programs do take advantage of more frequent data refresh rate.

If used as a Bluetooth GPS receiver, the unit's battery is rated for 42 hours of continuous use. That is excellent battery life. Of course, if used as a USB GPS receiver, you don't have to worry about battery, as the unit gets all the power it needs from your laptop via the USB cable. In fact, the USB connection will even charge the GPS receiver's battery for you.

Qstarz BT-Q1000X has also a built in data logger. People who don't need a data logger can save themselves a few dollars by buying Qstarz BT-Q818X, an identical GPS receiver with out a data loger.
Dave Doom
Your info You will be able to use it as a Bluetooth GPS receiver, or, if you wish, as a USB GPS receiver. The choice is yours. It gives you the option to select 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Hz refresh rate, which is a nice option to have, as some navigation programs do take advantage of more frequent data refresh rate.
Where is the option to select the refresh rate?
Is it on the GPS unit? or in the program?
I am using MS Streets 2010.
tcassidy
If I read the blurb correctly, there is a switch on the side of the GPS to select 5 Hz. Also, the included software allows you to set it from 1 to 5 Hz. If you use it with Streets & Trips though do not set it at other than 1 Hz or you will have update problems with the program!

Terry
Dave Doom
It does have a switch to power off / select bluetooth or travel data and has a usb port and that is it.
The software that came with it does have the selection to enter in but I did not see an option in streets and trips.
Ken in Regina
There is no option in Streets&Trips. It only works properly with a 1Hz refresh rate so you don't need to do anything. Just make sure the GPS receiver is sending the data with a 1Hz refresh rate (sends the data updates once every second) and Streets&Trips will be happy.

...ken...
Dave Doom
That is what I would like to know - How or where do you set the 1hz on the gps? There are no switches to make it 1 hz on the gps.

Just saw this - Update Rate 1~5Hz changeable by utility provided.
will have to look for this.
tcassidy
If is is working ok with S&T while you drive, it is probably already at 1 Hz. The utility will be on the cd that came with the GPS.

Terry
tcassidy
qStarz also provides all the drivers, software and pdf manuals available for download on their site.

http://www.qstarz.com/download.htm

Terry
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