xgps150 vs xgps160

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xgps150 vs xgps160

Postby Hank1510 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:20 am

I’m currently using an iPhone SE, and need better resolution on a gokart course. It’s maybe 1/3 to 1/2 mile long. It’s a “disconnected” figure 8 shape. Oval with the sides squished in.

The internal phone gps is pretty terrible. Some laps get doubled up because the location is too far from the start/finish. Will the xgps150 resolve this, or do I need to use the xgps160? I realize the 160 is 10hz, but I’m not sure I need that resolution.


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Re: xgps150 vs xgps160

Postby Harry » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:07 pm

When using the smartphone's GPS, make sure it is not in your pocket. Same for any external GPSes, they need a direct view to the sky.
150 and 160 are pretty much the same in terms of cost / value. The 150 uses GPS only (160: GPS and GLONASS), i.e. has a slightly lower lock stability. For optimized receiving conditions (best: taped to your helmet), accuracy will be the same like for the 160. The second difference is the update rate, which is 4(!) for the 150 and 10 for the 160. 10 Hz is not really needed for most requirements, but nice to have.

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Re: xgps150 vs xgps160

Postby Hank1510 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:01 pm

I did just have my phone in my pocket... I have a proper mount arriving this weekend, so I'll give it another try later. If that isn't what I'm looking for I'll step up to the xgps150.

Thanks for the help!



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