GPS usb mouse for a nuvi 760?

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 10:27
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g'day all, can you use a usb gps mouse as an external antennae or must it be a mpx for the 760? I was looking at ebay & noticed this data logger (360116218537) would this be of any extra benefit? thanks again, dingo
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Reply By: DIO - Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 10:40

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 10:40
Why not just buy an external aerial. Link
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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 10:59

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 10:59
Hello. A usb mouse will not work with a Nuvi. The data logger may or may not be of extra benefit to you but that would depend on your own personal circumstances/requirements which you havent disclosed. If the data logger has some functions that you need/want (e.g. ability to log 60,000 track points in one sitting) that the Nuvi doesnt, then it would be of extra benefit. I am not sure what the track point limit is on a Nuvi (10,000?) or if you can define track interval or save mutiple tracks.

If you have a need to do serious track logging a device running a gps mapping program (eg OziExplorerCE) may have been a better choice (number of trackpoints/waypoints you can save is limited only by the size of memory) than the Nuvi in the first instance.

Other functions of the data logger software (kml file/google earth view, excel file format/gpx format) can be found in programs like Mapsource and OziExplorer, which you may also wish to consider as they are likely to offer addition functions over the software that comes with the data logger - again depends on you requirements/needs.

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Reply By: toyotabits.com - Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:45

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:45
g'day again, can anyone tell me the address of Doug's site? dingo
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Follow Up By: Member - res.q.guy (Vic.) - Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 17:44

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 17:44
Hi
Doug's site is:
http://www.doug-and-dusty.id.au/gps.htm

Doug's Site

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Neil
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Reply By: long haired nomad - Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:57

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:57
Toyotabits,
I also have a nuvi 760 which i just use as a GPS. But i bought a datalogger from the GPSOZ site that records upto 350,000 trackpoints. That cost with aerial $550. Aerial sits on dash and logger in the glovebox. When i get home i transfer the datlogger info to mapsauce and go from there. You can set trackpoints from 1sec intervals to 5 minute. On a recent trip to canberra i had it set at 10 second interval and only used 1900 trackpoints. When your on tight tracks you can set it to 1 second intervals for track detail. And its an aussie invention.
But then again it all depends on what you want to do with the nuvi 760.
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Follow Up By: toyotabits.com - Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 12:12

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 12:12
thanks lhn, how does this one on ebay 360116218537 compare with your one for the price, regards, aussiedingo
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Reply By: long haired nomad - Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 16:33

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 16:33
Toyotabits,
Well the ebay one is $400 cheaper for a start. But only 60,000 track points compared to 350,000 or theres another model that does 500,000 track points. The ebay one doenst say how often it records each track point. 60,000 track points might get you 10 days of driving, 350,000 @ 10 second intervals will get me 27 days theoreticly.
But if you go to the GPSOZ website, type in datalogger in the "search" thingy and look for one that says aussie built. Called DGPS, mines the XM4. There you can compare the 2.
It really comes down to what you want to do with it. For me its seeing on mapsourse where ive been and in detail. The nuvi 760 just tells me how to get there.
Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: long haired nomad - Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 16:38

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 16:38
Another thing the ebay one has only 24 hours worth of power, the DGPS one has a 9v battery for the datalogger and the aerial is powered by the cigarette lighter plug, which is a lot better i think. But have a read and see what you think.
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