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Old 04-05-2013, 04:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
Poutanen, just curious which GPS watch you are using and do you know how it is logging coordinates? 1 sec. or 1/2 sec. intervals. Or do dedicated GPS receivers handle things entirely different than phone app GPS does?

Looking to school my ignorance here,..
It's a Garmin Forerunner 410, and it doesn't have a set interval for logging. They claim it has a "smart interval" that decides when to log based on calculations.

From what I've read, the intervals can be anywhere from 1/2 a second to 5 seconds or so.

For what it's worth, the apps I used recorded raw GPS data from the phone at intervals that I told it to, and I uploaded that data to Garmins website, so I'm comparing apples to apples as far as how the data is interpreted after it's recorded.
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