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Old 08-24-2009, 10:25 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by biggy boy View Post
Thanks for the welcome

Yes using metric units for the setup does make sense!
That is what I used when I input the setup info.

The only thing I can figure about the inaccuracies of the Maxitrip is,
they rushed the software and didn't test it out for long enough before releasing it to the public.

I noticed at there web site they have software updates for several of their
other products, but not the Maxitrip

I wonder how long this device has been on the market?

I need to make a decision soon
Do I take it back?
Or do I wait for them to hopefully come out with a fixed update.
I like the look and feel of the unit.

But who knows for sure if they are going to update the software at all??
If I wait another week or two or more I probably won't be able to return it.
It really is of no use when the distance is so far off.
Welcome again bb.

I tried calibrating this thing in metric units. I'm pretty comfortable in them since I lived in Europe or Asia for about eight years off and on. Did not make any difference! It reads low for total miles or kilometers.

Mine is on it's way back. The main reason I got interested was the USB port. I thought possibly you could get some logs out of it. My thoughts are to spend the extra $30 US and get a SGII if you feel you need more instrumentation.

I am just not sure for myself. The factory CMTC average MPG tracks very closely to miles/gallons figured the old fashioned way.

Bottom line: too many problems and no apparent support.

Last edited by taredog; 08-24-2009 at 10:27 PM.. Reason: clarity (I hope) of miles divided by gallons
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