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Old 23 February 2012, 14:31   #1
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Garmin GTU™ 10

Has anyone got one of the Garmin GTU™ 10?

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=67686

I am thinking of getting one, and connecting it to the RIB and putting it in a hidden place - so that I can track it?
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Old 24 February 2012, 03:05   #2
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Have a look over on YBW forums - It seems they work very well.
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Old 25 February 2012, 03:27   #3
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In the February issue of motor boats monthly page 66 has a full review. They give it 4 ticks out of 5.
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Old 26 February 2012, 02:40   #4
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I have ordered one - so will let you know how it works!
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Old 26 February 2012, 03:49   #5
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they had one in Powerboating Owner too .. I do worry about the relationship between advertising, and the reviews that are given .. sometimes there seems to be a very clear correlation between the two!

Will be interesting to see what you think Steve from an independent perspective.
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Old 26 February 2012, 05:53   #6
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I have ordered one - so will let you know how it works!
Do please! It's hugely useful when someone gets hands on experience and reports back here. Let us know what level of monitoring you get too pls!
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Do please! It's hugely useful when someone gets hands on experience and reports back here. Let us know what level of monitoring you get too pls!

i will do - and depending on how the security / tracking works - I will post a link to the page (beofre i actually start to use it) so you can take a look at what information you can get.
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Old 26 February 2012, 15:31   #8
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they had one in Powerboating Owner too .. I do worry about the relationship between advertising, and the reviews that are given .. sometimes there seems to be a very clear correlation between the two!
In Rib int. the review and the advert were word for word
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Old 28 February 2012, 16:56   #9
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I got one of these Had it for 12months now & it's worked a treat. £10 quids worth of credit on a free Orange SIM has lasted a year. You can either set it up to give automatic updates or only when you query it with a text message. It will either reply with a text to upto 5 phones giving its lat & lon, or will send data to a server so you can see it on a map either on a PC or smartphone.
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I got one of these Had it for 12months now & it's worked a treat. £10 quids worth of credit on a free Orange SIM has lasted a year. You can either set it up to give automatic updates or only when you query it with a text message. It will either reply with a text to upto 5 phones giving its lat & lon, or will send data to a server so you can see it on a map either on a PC or smartphone.
Interesting claims in the eBay description for this device...lots of pictures to show that this TK-102 is "the original, non-clone" device but somehow it's not convincing - too much of the 'I think he doth protest too much' syndrome and no mention anywhere of the word Xenun, the OEM - and not helped by the claim that this TK-102 is "waterproof". My TK-102 is definitely not a clone - bought direct from Xenun - and is equally definitely not waterproof, unless, you count as waterproof the Codprawn style ziplock bag it came with - that'll be the bag that makes it useless for any period over a couple of days as it prevents a charging cable being used.

I'm not saying this TK-102 won't do a job, but it's not conclusive as an original and it's certainly stretching a point to call it waterproof.
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