Archive for May, 2010

GPS Devices – Speed Sailing – Feature Comparison – Issue 2

I have added a heap of Garmin devices to my guide so it now covers all of the common choices. Hopefully it is still relatively easy for people to digest!

I don’t have any experience of the eTrex H (high sensitivity models) so I have had to rely on the manuals for information. The same is true of the Foretrex 301 and 401 so I am missing some information for them.

I’ve also listed some Garmin devices which should be avoided and why.

Version 2.0 is at the same URL:

GPS Devices – Speed Sailing – Feature Comparison

Since there hasn’t been any wind recently, I decided to write a guide about GPS devices and focusing on speed sailing. I had the idea about a year ago but I never seemed to have the time or inclination to write it until now. ;)

It covers a mixture of topics, some of which are listed below:
- Basic principals and common misconceptions
- Device comparisons (features, pros and cons)
- Appendices: Doppler, spikes, grid effect, etc.
- Glossary of GPS terms

Hopefully some of you will find it interesting or useful. Any feedback welcome!