Was at the att store and saw this. Gps 1.7oz heavy and you use you smart phone as the receiver!!! 199 with 1 year of service and 50 the next year. I couldn't physically see the product cause they didn't have one out, but Marshall has a new transmitter out for over $500!!! Do you think it's worth spending the money to try and back pack mount one to a bird? I did submit the idea to Garmin to make it smaller and sent the Marshall web sight as a guide to what we want. Even for $300, if I could use my iPhone as my reciever it is a steal!!!! Thoughts?
yall aint pointing out anything i havent tried to look past. it is so close i can taste it!!!! figure take the button out and that would cut about 1/4" x 3/4" and probably 10g. i dont think garmin will take my request seriously about making it smaller and lighter. i wonder if there are used ones out there someone wants to get rid of.
i think i am just excited since we are so close to being able to put GPS on out birds and not have to buy an expensive receiver.
Perhaps you should create a poll on here as to whether or not we would use a smaller version. The results of the poll could be sent to garmin so that they could see a definite need for a smaller product.
FB, It might be a small market here in the US, but gps is a global product. For the price I would think every country with GPS Capability could use them. Granted it is still a small market, but smaller GPS unit must be desired by people or they wouldn't have made it this small as it is. Maybe Marshall could pick it up and make it smaller. Do a collaboration with Garmin to make it falconer friendly. Wouldn't be the first time 2 companies worked together. Maybe I could bring this to Marshall or Merlin to see if they could get something made up.
Post by UTLongWinger on Aug 30, 2011 14:03:09 GMT -5
There are a few things you need to watch out for with transmitters of that type:
1. Refresh rate - How frequently does it query its position? 2. Reception - How is the reception outside of populated areas? How sensitive is the transmitter? 3. Detail - How fine is the location? some GPS devices like this are only accurate to about 100 ft. 4. Receiver - Does it require a data connection to locate the transmitter? If so, this may be a huge challenge.