Is this the unit?

  Winplus AC13268-72 Beacon GPS Tracker



e...@wisp-router.com wrote:
> Sams is selling a thing called Beacon GPS tracking unit. It has no maps on it 
> and no big fancy screen to break. It got a rubber edge. It's design for 
> vehicle track on tracking of your hiking trailing. You need to plug it in to 
> a usb port to download the track data. But that is superficial and 
> unnecessary. The unit have a simple green lcd on which you can display 
> current coordinates and height compass directions and satellite reception. I 
> did an initial charge on it almost a year ago and used it a few times. I 
> think the unit ran me about 85. Was looking to use it as a vehicle tracker to 
> see how our service Van was  used but it was to cumbersome to use that way 
> IMO and no external antenna ended up getting a different unit with external 
> antenna and gsm system so I can see real time live on a web app interface 
> where the van is and driving speeds and where it's been without accessing the 
> device in the van. 
>
> This first unit I today just use to get gps coordinates and high info so I 
> don't have to use laptop or a fancy flashy gps unit that costs a lot. It's 
> about the size of a thicker flip phone so can easily be stored in your pant 
> or breast pocket. 
>
> Ohh you charge by USB cable and I want to say it came with usb sync/charge 
> cable and car cigarette lighter adapter if not the later you probably own a 
> few already or you can pickup a cheap one at any place that sell cellphones, 
> pda's, mp3 players and in truck stops or even in many gas stations if you 
> would end up forgetting it or if you simply just to have such a adapter in 
> each car you and the business uses. 
>
> /Eje
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Robert West" <robert.w...@just-micro.com>
>
> Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:23:50 
> To: 'WISPA General List'<wireless@wispa.org>
> Subject: [WISPA] Handheld GPS recommendations, anyone?
>
>
> I'm finally getting rid of my Delorme Earthmate GPS unit.  It has served me
> well these past 10 years.................  I will certainly miss having to
> boot up my laptop, plug the thing into the serial port of my OLD laptop
> because the newer ones do not have the serial port and to use that USB to
> serial adapter is more fun that I could handle....  Then hope and pray that
> the batteries in the Earthmate are still good for I always forget to check
> before I go out............  But with that said, I need a replacement.
>
> I've been looking at some small Garmin all weather units but they seem to
> stress geo-caching and hiking.  If I had time for that, it may get my
> attention, but I own a small business that I started because I needed to be
> more flexible with my time.  Working 80 hours+ a week is about as flexible
> as it gets so no, I do not have time for that sort of crazy, high on life
> sort of living.
>
> I simply need a GPS that I won't break (or be too badly damaged) when I drop
> it off a 70 foot AP (it will happen, trust me), that will not be ruined when
> I forget it on the top of the same AP and go home and it just happens to
> rain overnight, can be recharged in the van and will give me the two pieces
> of information I really desire.........  My location coordinates and how
> high I am.  Someone else can mess with all those other functions, I'd have
> to give it to my 4 year old to figure that stuff out anyhow, I just need to
> know where and how high.
>
> Anyone have a good recommendation on a handheld GPS unit?  (I guess I could
> have just said one line but it's not as fun)
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Robert West
> Just Micro Digital Services Inc.
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