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post #16 of (permalink) Old 05-07-2014, 06:43 PM
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quote:I don't have to keep the Ipad running to record a track
That's a fair point.. You supposedly get 10 hours worth of charge, but we'll want to take an extra battery, I'm sure. You could just set up plenty of waypoints and turn the thing off after each one to conserve power, I guess.

The battery in the pad is not removable, you will have to find a way to charge it.
You'd have to get an external battery for when the ipad battery runs out.
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Interestingly my galaxy smart phone with gps essentials will track satellites under trees where my etrex venture and a rhino with a quad helix antenna don't show any signal at all. It is disconcerting when a smartphone is tracking 11 satellites and providing a position when a dedicated unit is asking for a clear view of the sky. Unfortunately it doesn't have the battery life of the dedicated units but the technology certainly is there.
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Ok, thanks, I'll look into that.
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http://www.amazon.ca/Mophie-Powersta...werstation+pro

Found what I'd need for more battery life, thanks!
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http://www.amazon.ca/Mophie-Powersta...werstation+pro

Found what I'd need for more battery life, thanks!
that's pretty cool. heavy though!
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Yeah, we'd have to see whether we'd even need it (maybe it will go for a full operational period on one charge)..
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I'm currently giving my Nexus 7 with Garmin GLO a try for SAR work.
The GLO is similar to the BadElf in that it's a bluetooth GPS receiver, but it doesn't have internal recording capabilities. Should be have better reception than the built in unit, and also uses less battery on the tablet unit itself.

I find a nice tracking app really handy for TL use. Let you see where you've been to make sure you cover your search area. I've done it first with my phone but having the bigger screen of a tablet is nice.
Not sure about iOS, but Android has several nice mapping apps that let you use offline maps, as well a full featured caching feature of online maps.
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http://www.amazon.ca/Mophie-Powersta...werstation+pro

Found what I'd need for more battery life, thanks!
I bought an Anker Astro3 for external charging and I am very happy with it. Build quality is great.
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Me either, I'll have to see and compare.

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Looks like it's about the same weight as the other one..
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