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Pharos Trips & Pics with GPS Receiver and USB Interface

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About Pharos

The Pharos Trips and Pics is a trip recorder combined with photo journal. It allows you to track your trips along with trip photos and share the trip experience using Google Earth or Microsoft Streets and Trips

Make and log any journey! Pharos Trips and Pics captures your location and time automatically at any interval you set. Time your training runs. Record your child's athletic event. Show that great bicycle trip with times and photos. Save the memories from a great vacation.

Send the files to friends and family so they can see your photos and where and when you took the pictures. Add text to share even more information. Display your trips with photos on Google Earth or Microsoft Streets & Trips.

Pharos Trips and Pics automatically compensates for any difference between your camera's time and true GPS time, so the information is precise. Depending on the rate you set, the Pharos GPS logger can store from 1 ½ to 45 days of times and locations. The rechargeable battery will run the unit for 24 hours. An AC adapter is included in the package

How Can You Use Trips & Pics?
In the old days when you wanted to share your pictures you usually had to get an extra set of prints for each person you wanted to send the pictures. That changed quite a bit when digital cameras came on the scene because you no longer had to put up with the timeand expense of getting prints-you could just e-mail the pictures. Extra copies didn't cost you anything!

But if digital images were easier to share, they still didn't convey any extra information. Sure, you could e-mail the pictures, butwould they really mean anything to the person who received them? Maybe this new way to share your pictures needed something more.

Trips & Pics provides something more. When you use Trips & Pics to share your photos you can not only share the images themselves, but now you have a bit more, too. Trips & Pics brings back the element of telling a story through showing people where you took the pictures. It does so by displaying the photos on an interactive map using Google Earth or Microsoft Streets & Trips. Now people can feel like they're really a part of your trip and that makes it a whole lot more fun for everyone.

Sharing Vacation Pictures
Probably the first thing that comes to mind with Trips & Pics is sharing the photos from your vacation. Imagine how much more interesting your pictures will be when your friends and relatives can see them interactively. Not only will they see the photos, butthey'll also see a map showing where and when you took the pictures. They'll even be able to follow along the path you took on your trip.

Other uses
• Creating a Virtual Real Estate Tour
• Running a Virtual Scavenger Hunt
• Logging Your Favorite Fishing Hole
• Training for Sporting Events

Pharos Features

  • Record trips
  • Geotag photos
  • Work with any digital camera
  • Results can be presented in both Google Earth and Microsoft Streets & Trips
  • Support KMZ format for easy archiving, transporting and sharing
  • Take input from multiple sources, including data from portable GPS devices of other companies (GPX format)
  • Support GeoRSS for easy online sharing of your trips and geotagged photos
  • Support both Express and Classic user interfaces. Trips & Pics Express allows a non-tech savvy user to accomplish many tasks in one click, from connecting the receiver, getting the log data from it, generating trips, to launching and viewing the result in Google Earth and Microsoft Streets & Trips
  • Integrated with Pharos Ostia
  • Home area shielding feature for added security when results are shared online
  • Sophisticated trip statistics
  • Non-dedicated hardware. The receiver and dock can be used for other GPS applications
  • Light-weight, portable and long-lasting battery time (24 hours between charges)

Pharos Specifications

Chipset
SiRFstarIII GSC3fLP
Antenna
Integrated patch antenna
Frequency
L1, 1575.42 MHz
Sensitivity
-159 dBm
Channels
20 Channel all-in-view tracking
Acquisition time in open sky
Cold Start: 35 sec, Hot Start: 1 sec
Reacquisition
0.1 sec
Position update
1Hz
Position
Autonomous < 10 meters, SBAS < 5m
Velocity
0.1 meter/second
Time
1 microsecond synchronized to GPS time
Datum
WGS-84
Primary power
3.3-5.5 Vdc, 50mA typical
Battery
1100mAh Li-Polymer rechargeable/replaceable battery
OperationTime
24 hours (typical)
Standard interface
USB 1.1 through USB dongle NMEA-0183 (V3.1) standard
Data rate
4800 bps
NMEA message
GGA, GSA, GSV and RMC
WAAS/EGNOS
Enabled
Operation temperature
-10°C to 60°C (-14°F to 140°F)
Storage temperature
-20°C to 75°C (-4°F to 167°F)
Dynamics
Altitude < 20 km
Acceleration
< 3g
Dimension
2.82in (L) x 1.89in (W) x 0.89in (H)
Weight
0.15lb (2.3 ounce)
Warranty
Pharos 1 year warranty
Mfr #
PTP10
SKU
GPPHTAP

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2.6

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product/Easy and Simples

a product everyone should have in their arsenal with their digital camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No instructions on how to use it

You can't do geo tagging by just using the included CD and there is no information anywhere that says that. You have to download an upgrade software from Pharos site to be able to use it. You first have to register the product to be able to download the upgrade. It's also very hard to register the product because it keep asking for a Registration Code# I don't have. I only have the UPC, Part# and Serial#. I didn't know that the Registration Code# is the Model# of the product (I discovered it

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You can't do geo tagging by just using the included CD and there is no information anywhere that says that. You have to download an upgrade software from Pharos site to be able to use it. You first have to register the product to be able to download the upgrade. It's also very hard to register the product because it keep asking for a Registration Code# I don't have. I only have the UPC, Part# and Serial#. I didn't know that the Registration Code# is the Model# of the product (I discovered it via Lucky Guess). I could have given it a 5 star but the frustration I went through prevented me from doing that. They could have at least included a complete instructions manual in the CD. It's a great product once you got it going.

Reviewed by 5 customers

 
3.0

Great Price with Limitations

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The Pharos has one of the best prices of any GPS products. It seems to work ok for jpeg images, but I shoot RAW. I only use the Pharos software to download the GPS data and save it in .gpx format. I use a freeware program, Geosetter[@] to tag my images using the .gpx file. The GPS reciever is quite small and easy to take with you. The connection to the battery pack got loose within about 6 months and now I have a rubber band to keep the unit connected to the battery pack. Overall I like the product, despite the workaround required for my workflow, and would recommend the Pharos GPS if using the additional software.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Well the GPSr is good ... but

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The basic unit is fast to aquire a signal lock, battery life is good. On and off switch functions but too easy to accidently move. Now for the problem ... the software is so faulty to be unreliable. Customer service and tech support is the poorest I've ever encountered. Email them ... no follow up. Call them ... lip service and sorry attitudes. It's a shame ... they could be the leader in this technology ...

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Only for US? No solutions from support

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After three weeks Pharos' support has failed to provide a solution to my problems. Living in Europe and using a non US time & date setting on my PC it is not possible to download logs from this hardware to the software. Only if I (temporary) change the regional settings to English (United States) the logs can be downloaded. And when I try to link data to photos I get a 'Not allowed to access the folder' note, no matter where I store the photos. To register the product was impossible, even after the tip in Jeff G's review, without help from support, which then replied within ten minutes. The thing stopping me from sending the Pharos Trips & Pics back is that it would cost almost as much as I paid for it.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

No instructions on how to use it

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You can't do geo tagging by just using the included CD and there is no information anywhere that says that. You have to download an upgrade software from Pharos site to be able to use it. You first have to register the product to be able to download the upgrade. It's also very hard to register the product because it keep asking for a Registration Code# I don't have. I only have the UPC, Part# and Serial#. I didn't know that the Registration Code# is the Model# of the product (I discovered it via Lucky Guess). I could have given it a 5 star but the frustration I went through prevented me from doing that. They could have at least included a complete instructions manual in the CD. It's a great product once you got it going.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product/Easy and Simples

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a product everyone should have in their arsenal with their digital camera.

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