Monday, August 18, 2008

AMOD AGL3080 GPS data logger

I bought the AMOD AGL3080 GPS data logger about a month ago now and am very happy with it. Thanks Richard for a very helpful review.

I've left it on the default settings, logging everything in NMEA format at 1 second intervals. It seems quite easy to change the logging interval and detail but at this stage, I'm hard pressed to imagine a situation where I'll need to as I've logged about 62 hours so far and only used about 50% of the 128mb capacity.

It's a little larger than I'd like because it takes three AAA batteries. I'm using eneloops and getting between 10 and 12 hours per charge (changing them as soon as I notice the battery warning light flashing, I don't know how long it would continue running if left to run flat completely.)

The logging seems quite accurate while driving and cycling, but has a lot of "jitter" while walking for some reason. It generally locks onto the signal quickly enough once I get outside, but again while walking it seems to take an unusually long time to lock on which is a little frustrating.

It's best feature is that it doesn't require any special software to access the logs. It simply mounts as a USB drive allowing the NMEA format log files to be copied off. This is great and makes it particularly attractive for Linux and Mac users.

1 comment:

VSO Software said...

just in case you look for another free software which supports the AMOD directly for geotagging and gps trip management ( freeware download )

http://www.vso-software.fr/products/atomgps/photo-geotagging.php