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Old 07-04-2008, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i have a BB 8310 and I was woundering if the GPS unit on it updates enough for accurate Location tracking. Basicly I am a big biker and i want to use my BB as a distance and speed thingy.. I would like to know some names of good programs for this and whether or not a blackberry is a good idea for this
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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so i have a BB 8310 and I was woundering if the GPS unit on it updates enough for accurate Location tracking. Basicly I am a big biker and i want to use my BB as a distance and speed thingy.. I would like to know some names of good programs for this and whether or not a blackberry is a good idea for this
The GPS available to the public is only guaranteed to be accurate to within 50 feet, but that should be close enough for your purpose.

Do a search for GPS in the forum postings. You'll find some good free ones, and there is at least one commercial one that will track speed, distance, etc. I can't remember what it's called; I'm sure someone else here will.
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My 8310 GPS is quite accurate, usually with 20 feet.
Look at the list in the Sicky Notes of all known GPS Applications.
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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so i have a BB 8310 and I was woundering if the GPS unit on it updates enough for accurate Location tracking. Basicly I am a big biker and i want to use my BB as a distance and speed thingy.. I would like to know some names of good programs for this and whether or not a blackberry is a good idea for this
I've used gpsed to track hikes, x-country ski and bike trips:

Here's an example:

edmonds | Author Ff2 | free Mobile GPS Tracking Service
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