Thursday, October 2, 2008

Still Playing with the GPS

After registering the new gps on the Garmin site, there was a link to another site called MotionBased that you can log into using your MyGarmin credentials. You can also upload from the Forerunner to the site where you have access to much better maps (Google maps) and also the option of exporting directly into Google Earth, as can be seen in this screen capture. There are some serious limitations to the Lite version (free) such as you can only access your 10 most recent uploads and no totals or summaries are available. I'm a sucker for things like this so I'll try it out for a while. You also have access to look at tracks submitted by other members to discover new trails of routes in your area. The site isn't limited to running but also includes a number of bike rides.

1 comment:

irondad said...

You got snow, already? Yikes!

I have a Garmin GPS. I use it a lot to find nearby lodging, eats, etc. Haven't played with storing trips and stuff. One advantage I could see would be the ability to just go ride without remembering where you are for each turn.

If you liked the ride, and the GPS stored it, then a rider could go back and duplicate it.

Interesting posts on the GPS thing.