I have three GPS gadgets and still I sometimes get lost.Â I’ve come to ignore the traffic re-routing on my Garmin nÃ¼vi 670 more often than not as it appears to be outdated info (a few times I took a detour between junction 5 and 4a of the M3 and, while enjoying the countryside, noticed that the M3 was moving just fine when I went over it later).
My oldest GPS device is a Garmin something or another from the late 1990′s.Â It is hand-held and shows a blank screen with just a X in the middle.Â No maps.Â So, unless you like watching pixels (bread-crumb routing) and know your longitudes from the latitudes, its not much use.Â But it was cool at the time I bought it.Â There is no way, either, to get the data off of it.
That leads me into the latest GPS gadget: my wife’s 2008 Christmas present from me (but guess who uses it most?), a Garmin Forerunner 305.Â Its meant for tracking your exercise.Â Me? I use it for geotagging my photos.
I haven’t yet used the supplied heart rate monitor with it – I wonder what it would record as I take my photos?Â Increasing heart rate as I anticipate the best composure for a photo?