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Old 05-06-2006, 01:29 PM   #1
Barry Cooper
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Not sure on the location for this, but thought this the best choice.

I just bought a GPS--the basic and only one they sold at my outdoors store. It was $100. I bought it to do geocaching with my kids (www.geocaching.com), and activated it today, but it wouldn't take, so I went to the park with my dogs to give it a better shot at the satellites. It found them right away, but what was cool is we meandered in whatever direction there were interesting smelling things (to dogs), and it tracked all of that. It plotted a trail that looped and curved; it told me how long I was moving, how fast, and how long I was still (whenever both leashes were extended in opposite directions).

The exercise application is obvious: if you want to go for a run or bike or hike somewhere, take one of these things along, and you don't have to worry about measuring routes. It will do it for you, and even time it. If you stop for water, or food (on a long day), it will tell you. If you want to figure out how far you walk on your commute, it will tell you. Etc.

I thought it was pretty neat, and don't recall a thread on this. I'm always behind the times on technology, so if this is already generally obvious, I'll do my Emily LaTella.
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Old 05-06-2006, 03:14 PM   #2
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I remember a long time ago there was a post that someone wrote about using a GPS to measure trails near their house for 400m runs. You can measure a short 200m trail: there and back 400. You can measure a longer one for 5km.

After you measure off your trails I guess you'd have to find some more uses for it. Enjoy. It sounds like a fun toy.
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Old 05-06-2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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http://www.usatf.org/routes/map/
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Old 05-06-2006, 06:16 PM   #4
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Feels like Equipment to me...
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:51 AM   #5
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Check out this link which uses Google for mapping routes. Very cool.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/
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