BT747 2.1.3 has an update for HTML output: the track selection works again (since moving to V3 of gootle maps).
[Please note that I am on vacation and will return on September 1st, orders can not be shipped before then]
You can now order a G-Log 760 GPS data logger including shipping in Europe and VAT included for 109.99€ in 2014. This is a special offer for BT747 visitors (shipping to Europe is included!). Devices are shipped from France, the delay depends on the destination and varies between 2 days and 7 days. You want to spend less money, check out the iBlue 747 A+ offer while it lasts (limited stocks).
The G-Log 760 is an industrial type logger which is waterresistant (IPX3) and supports free-fall drops up to 1.5 meters. It also has enough memory to record 250000 positions. For more information, seed the manufacturer's page .
IMPORTANT: BT747 is updated with a CERTIFICATE to comply with JAVA 7 (1.7.0_51) security.
(I bought a trusted certificate (provided by a trusted authority) for about $300. Received it on Jan. 17, 2014.
Thank you (!) to the users that donated a bit (thanks!) to partially cover the cost of the certificate.
If every person using BT747 would donate $1 the cost would be covered in about two weeks (luckyly for you, I did not wait to cover the cost).
Installing the desktop version of BT747 for GPS control is fairly easy through the 'Java Web Start' system. This system works on Windows flavours, MacOS and Linux.
To download zip files follow this link.
On Ubuntu it is recommended to Install sun-java6 first
For easy installation (RECOMMENDED!), use one of these links:
Try the desktop version of BT747 or Install the desktop version of BT747
Try the development version, Install the current development version or keep it up to date automatically.
On recent machines or in case of trouble with the serial link: BT747 Latest using RxTx 2.2pre2 (RxTx dev version) for Windows 32 & 64 bit, MacOSX, Linux or Install the development version using RXTX2.2pre or Install the stable version using RXTX2.2pre
I currently use a Holux M241, and the features I like most are
However, the memory for 131000 track points (less with newer firmware) is a bit tiny for any holiday of more than a week.
I found the "Locosys GPS Walker" with about 2 GBytes of Memory (and a built-in mp3-player, who needs that?), but that thing has some disadvantages: