I was really suspicious when I went GPS shopping, because I'd heard so many problems about metal blocking signals and so forth. I put the tracking key through all kinds of tests in my van, hiding it upside down under the seat, inside the dash, stashing it back inside the compartment for the jack, surrounding it with metal and pointing it in all different directions (it recommends you keep it upright, but I found it doesn't make a difference, this thing still works perfectly!). It's only disadvantage is that as a data logger, you have to retrieve it before you get the tracking info to download to your computer. The battery lasted me about two weeks of regular driving, though, so it more than compensated. But yeah, as a first time buyer of a tracking device and thorough tester, I was highly impressed. It shows on an overhead map (adjustable to satellite images with Google Earth!) the exact path the vehicle took, or an animated time-clocked journey, showing where it went, how long it stopped, when it took off again. No matter how deeply I hid it in the car, it never lost my signal once. Shop around a little bit to avoid overcharging companies, and you might want to wrap a piece of black electrical tape on the green battery light on the outside of the case for better hiding. Definitely an excellent buy, I'd recommend it to anyone with covert tracking needs.
I use the TrackStick to define existing newspaper carrier routes. All I have to do is place the TrackStick on the dash of a carrier's car at the beginning of a route and pick it up at the end of the route. The rest is nearly automatic as a route is outlined on a map and a written description of the route is created (in Microsoft Streets & Trips).
The Garmin 010-10723-03 Suction Cup Mount for the Nuvi 300/350/310/360 is a replacement suction cup mount for your Garmin Nuvi 300, 350, 310, or 360 GPS system. Includes both temporary and permanent adhesive disks for mounting to the dash.
GARMIN 0101097900 Suction Cup Mount w/Vehicle Power Cable Kit. Vehicle suction cup mount with vehicle power cable for Garmin nuvi 200, 250 or 270. Includes suction cup with arm, unit bracket, 12 volt cigarette lighter power cable, and adhesive dashboard disk for on dash mounting. Mount your GPS to a glass surface and charge your unit in your vehicle with this suction cup mount/12 volt adapter kit.
With TOPO! Explorer you receive a mid-level topographic map of the entire country and the ability to download the most updated and detailed topographic maps of your favorite area.
Explorer Deluxe you have access to a wealth of updated trail and recreation information that can be freely downloaded to update and enhance your maps. From National Park trails to forest service roads and public land boundaries to boat ramp locations.
TOPO! Explorer?s map making tools contain all the great features you?ve come to expect with new publishing, customizing, and printing tools, enabling you to always have the perfect map for the outdoors.
With support for nearly all receivers from Garmin, Magellan, Eagle and Lowrance, GPS owners everywhere can take advantage of this new era in ease of use. In addition, Magellan Triton series owners can transfer detailed maps directly to their units.
TOPO! Explorer Deluxe's online community enables you to give as you get with thousands of other users, sharing local knowledge, trail descriptions, photos, videos, and more. Like YouTube? for maps ? you?ll find and share new places daily.