TrackStick GPS data logger

TrackStick GPS data logger

An always logging GPS device for $249… little pricey, but I’ve made and re-made tons of GPS loggers, so I might try this out – “Containing 1MB of memory it can store up to 4000 records allowing for months of travel. When the TrackStick is not moving, memory is not used. The record interval is adjustable to anything between 1 and 15 minutes (this is used to save memory and will not extend the battery life). It’s so small you can hide it for covert applications. There are no special software applications to buy and the raw data can be exported in RTF, XLS, HTML, or Google Earth KML formats.” [via] – Link.

10 thoughts on “TrackStick GPS data logger

  1. Oracle1729 says:

    I’ve been interested in something like this, but $250 goes a long way towards buying a full blown GPS which also has these tracking features.

    The posting several weeks ago about building your own from sparkfun really got my attention and I spent a lot of time reading about it. It’s just a lot less functionality for not a lot less money.

  2. scottiedog says:

    Hmmm, nice unit but over the top on pricing. I have used the unit at Omni Instruments and it’s down to $125.00 each at the moment including a rechargeable battery. Excellent value. Its amazing all the places you get to in one week :)

  3. theMadMan says:

    Re: Oracle1729

    Are there any full-blown GPS’es that allow continuous running for 5-7 days? I ask because I might do a 7-day trek in the wilderness and I want the whole journey to be logged.

  4. Oracle1729 says:


    Not that I know of, that’s probably one good use for the device in the article.

    You could get a GPS that takes normal alkaline batteries and brings spares (or build a charger that takes normal batteries for it, there’s been a lot showing up here). If you’re on a 7-day trek, you probably don’t want to carry lots of spare batteries though, so this little unit looks good.

  5. theMadMan says:

    Yea, it seems like this device would fit the bill except for the price tag :P Carrying spare batteries in addition to a 45+ lb pack for 7-days is murder..

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

current: @adafruit - previous: MAKE, popular science, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft ... howtoons, 2600...

View more articles by Phillip Torrone