The datalogger is excellent quality and has been designed without the need for a power sapping screen. It came with an 8GB microSd card formatted FAT. Formatting using this standard, the only one that the device can work with means that the card gets formatted to 4GB. I decided to buy a second card as a spare, but formatting it to FAT was not going to be straight forward in my Mac. You should be able to does this in Disk Utility, the OS leads you to believe it is the case, but it actually formats cards over 2GB to FAT32, so after some research on the interwebs I found that it can be done through Terminal in MacOS, but still it would not format it to the full 4GB allowed by the FAT standard, so it had to be formatted in a PC, in Windows 7 in my case.
The quality of the device is excellent. This model does not have Bluetooth, but comes with a USB card reader so getting the data off the card is easy. As with most devices today, the battery is built in rendering the device disposable. I tried really hard to get a waterproof datalogger that would run on AA or AAA batteries, but the specs I needed could not be found. Neither is the device waterproof. As I plan to carry it in my pocket when out cycling, and I often end up with a pocket with water running about in the bottom I needed to buy a decent waterproof zip loc bag. Aloksak provided the solution.
The reason for buying the device was for geotagging images, and on the image processing side I use HoudahGeo on the Mac, which happily accepts the files that can be output from the datalogger.
Despite my moans, it is a lovely little device that is simple to use. It oozes quality right down to the packaging that it comes in. The acid test for me with any device is would I replace it with the same item if I lost it? The answer is a resounding yes in this case as I can't see anyone making a datalogger that would fit the specs that as really want, no screen, long battery life with replacable batteries and waterproof.Vollständige Rezension lesen
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