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Send your Twitter Feed from the trail... ouch

Postby fishmonger » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:31 am

http://thegoat.backcountry.com/2010/01/ ... -hardware/


$549 pre-order on Amazon...

if you were to buy a nice GPS and a SPOT a the same time, this almost makes sense.



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Re: Send your Twitter Feed from the trail... ouch

Postby The Other Tom » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:30 pm

Thanks for posting the link, Fishmonger. This is something I'll be following (hope the price comes ddwn :eek: )
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Re: Send your Twitter Feed from the trail... ouch

Postby maverick » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:52 pm

Looks interesting, and small.
I see there are some more products coming out from these companies.
I need something that is reliable in a thick forest or deep canyon, and most
importantly can it give me a conformation that my massage has been received
otherwise it is worthless to me!
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Re: Send your Twitter Feed from the trail... ouch

Postby ERIC » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:33 pm

maverick wrote: I need something that is reliable in a thick forest or deep canyon, and most
importantly can it give me a conformation that my massage has been received
otherwise it is worthless to me!


Knowing a bit about this technology, chances are you'll be waiting a while for the desired solution(s). The SPOT device/service is limited not only by the limitations of its existing constellation, network and features, but also by the limitations of the technology itself. Line of sight is necessary for it to perform as-advertised consistently. Unfortunately, thick forest and deep canyons will always limit the ability of achieving that objective.
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Re: Send your Twitter Feed from the trail... ouch

Postby maverick » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:50 pm

Hi Eric

Aren't the newest Garmin GPS antenna's supposed to be a lot more sensitive/powerful
than the previous generation giving better reception even under a dense forest canopy?
At least that is what I had read on some reviews a while back.
And if this is the case maybe they will carry that newer technology/reception over to these
devices some where down the line.
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Re: Send your Twitter Feed from the trail... ouch

Postby ERIC » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:21 am

maverick wrote:Hi Eric

Aren't the newest Garmin GPS antenna's supposed to be a lot more sensitive/powerful
than the previous generation giving better reception even under a dense forest canopy?
At least that is what I had read on some reviews a while back.
And if this is the case maybe they will carry that newer technology/reception over to these
devices some where down the line.


Hi mav,
They are somewhat better, but are by no means perfect. In canopies of lesser density, yes, you might notice a slight difference.
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