Well, brothers mushroom pickers, berries,fishermen-hunters, cyclists-travelers, runners-athletes? It is time to arm for the next season. Moreover, there is something. Allow me to submit to your court a mini GPS navigator!
Of course, you can wander through the woods and with the carNavikom, but somehow it is not particularly in the buzz. Of course, you can buy a tourist Garmin and grief not to know, but this is 4500 ty at least! The toad will eat up. Of course, you can navigate by moss on ants or by annual rings on the stars, but this, you know, is the last century. Now the century is already two thousand, twelfth, the last, so let's be real boys and navigate in our three-dimensional space with the help of the mini-ZhPS navigators.
Mini because small and simple as threepenny. What does he do? Well, the first is to connect with satellites and show your exact coordinates. An error of 2-10 meters. This time. He knows how to keep in his memory 16 points scored into him, show the direction and distance to them. These are two. You can score a point both by its physical location at this point, and by coordinates taken, for example, from Google Mep. These are three. And it also shows the current altitude above sea level, your speed, travel time, distance traveled, as well as the exact time synchronized from the satellite. Not a little, I tell you. Already not mini, but at least midi :)
Made Navik quite decently, quitein a European way. Small, ovate-flattened, rough-rubberized. Not waterproof! Above, directly above the receiver, it has a small hole for better signal transmission. Included is a charging USB cable (no adapter), a chain with an aluminum carabiner, an English manual.
Chain for hanging the gadget on the backpack,jacket, etc. The chain seems to be quite good, but I’ll still better replace it with something more serious. I do not want to somehow stay in the dense forest one on one with the mossy ants :)
Side Navik has three buttons.
One main and two auxiliary, as written in the manual.
And what else is written there?
Hot start 5 seconds (average)
Warm start 40 seconds (average)
Cold start 2 minutes (average)
Measuring speed from 0.1 m / s
Operating temperature –20 ° C to + 55 ° C
3.7V lithium battery, working time about 10 hours
Dimensions 65x52 × 21mm
Weight 39.6 g with battery
How to use it in practice? Simple enough too. Came to the forest for mushrooms, berries. Scored the point where the car is and go on all four sides. Scored eight buckets and twelve baskets, then it's time to return. Wonderful navigator big fat arrow will show you the shortest way to the car. And if it is winter outside, then we have winter fishing available! Found a cool place on a cliff, or in a hole, hammer a point near this hole. And you will be here again happiness. Well, if you are not a mushroom and not a rybnik, then you are then a marathon runner. Or lisapedist. This little helper will measure your speed, the distance traveled and help you get home on the shortest route.
Well, since this should be a New Year's review.I will give it to my brother. An avid mushroom picker fisherman. And I'll order more for myself. And in the future, I have to supply all the members of my family with these gadgets, so that they completely forget what letters the word “ay!” Consists of.
Today took an easy walk throughthe city. A couple of kilometers there, a couple of kilometers back, different roads. Went out of the door, turned on the device, waited a couple of minutes until the device securely docked with all the detected satellites, scored a point, turned on the “calculate distance and time” and started going through the legs to the ultimate goal of his journey. At first, everything went just fine. The arrow confidently instructed me to “turn around in the ass”, and the counter clearly counted the distance from the point with a step of 1-3 meters. 271 .., 272 .., 275 ... The horror happened unexpectedly. When for some reason I decided to turn the device upside down in relation to myself, rightly expecting that the arrow will now play back. But that did not happen. That is, the arrow now calmly showed “you go comrade with the right way”. It was here that shock and awe, screaming and paralysis, diarrhea and scrofula ... happened to me ... “Hrenase! - I thought - and if it happened to me in the dense forest ??? ". I immediately rushed to turn this ZHPS in all directions, trying to make at least something to react to this arrow. The result is zero. Green sweat broke through my glands. No, well, what is it? Shame. A monstrous SHAME dismantled me to the bone! What have I done? Why am I still this little monster and browsed this wonderful site? Why did I also review the competition? I will come home - I will throw it out of the competitive program, and I will write to all residents of Muska, so that in no case will they buy this filth.
After some time I noticed anotherweirdness. The shooter reacted adequately to all my turns in the route. That is, when you change the direction of motion, the arrow is quite normally adjusted its point. It was here that a hunch struck me! And let me check this guess in every possible way. And the most important thing was revealed to me here. What little yellow Chinese for some reason did not write about in their instructions was revealed. The arrow correctly indicates the location of the point only if the year is the MOTION DIRECTION (vector and velocity). That is, it will not be possible to become a bump / stump / clearing in the forest in order to verify the route. Need to move. Otherwise, the arrow will lie to you. While moving, the arrow quite confidently indicates the direction to the point, you only need to correctly hold the device in your hand - “face” towards you. In connection with this discovery, the device in my eyes was completely rehabilitated!
The distance traveled and the distance to the point are different. So, the device actually counts all your zigzags and turns. And the distance to the point measures in a straight line.
Now let's talk about measuring speed. Lousy device copes with this matter. Despite the fact that, on average, it showed a speed of 4-5 km / h, jumps ranged from 0 to 6. Maybe with an increase in speed, this figure will be more stable? I do not know.
Now about accuracy. When approaching the point of 70 meters, the arrow began to turn to the sides. But here already helps the distance to the point. It can be seen as it quickly melts, or vice versa - it increases. This counter records the meters at a distance of a kilometer. It is convenient to navigate on it - you are approaching a point or moving away. But after a kilometer, he is already starting to show hundreds of meters. Inconvenient. While you are not moving a hundred meters away, you will not understand. I returned to my starting point, and the navigator shows 28 meters. Lying, it means. But here again one BUT ... You stand still, and the number decreases. It can be seen, he constantly adjusts his location. As a result, it reached 16. This is more than the declared, but, I think, not fatal.
Battery after the first charge, without swinging,withheld about 5 hours. After the second pitching already about 7 hours. But after a full swing, I think up to 10 still will not make it. But, in principle, this indicator is not bad. And you can fasten additional power to it via mini-USB.
This device will fitmushroom pickers-tourists-cyclists for short trips, trips, walks. Use it in the taiga, mountains, etc. I strongly recommend it. Reliability class is not the same. Well, and I also do not recommend using this device for blondes, grandparents and children. Well, and before taking it with you to the baptism of fire, I recommend that you walk with him first around the city in order to learn how to use it with confidence so that it does not take you further into the dense forest.