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Old 16 February 2012, 03:40   #1
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GPS speedometer

I posted this a year or two ago but did not find anything at the time.

What I'm looking for is a speedometer for my SIB, it needs to be a GPS one.

Does anybody manufacture a standalone GPS speedometer for reasonable money, say 100 or less?
It would need to have an internal battery also.

At the moment i'm using the speed function on a Garmin E-Trex but the display is very small and there's other information on the display that I don't want.
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Old 16 February 2012, 04:27   #2
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Not sure about the Etrex, but I thought that generation of Garmin handhelds you could reconfigure the view (map or navigation screen?) to show 4, 2 or 1 data item. (My GPS-V form 1998ish does that , and it is way pre Etrex). Needless to say if you set it to "one data box" the font size in nice & big. I thought you could i nthe "data" screen o nthe etrex tel lit what you wanted to see and what font size you wanted it in?


Alternatively, do you use the etrex for any navigational stuff? Assuming it's not one of the "MK1" Etrexes, you could get a GPS speedo that reads NMEA 0183 & use the etrex to "feed" it speed data.

I'm sure I've seen what you describe on my internet meanderings, just not sure what price as I wasn't really paying them much attention having configured my Garmin to show speed in large friendly letters.
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What about the garmins for bikes? I use a Garmin edge 500 and it shows your speed. Quite small display though.
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Or the watches you can get for runners?
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Old 22 February 2012, 03:56   #5
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I'll have a look at my Etrex and see if can be reconfigured to show just speed.
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