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Old 12-16-2010, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Suggestions? What is the best/cheapest/lower power usage GPS odometer I could buy?

Since i have been experimenting with EOC and some of my cars have more or less inop odometers. Anyone have a good solution for an accurate GPS odometer? I would prefer it to be

1. Cheap
2. Black and white, no backlight, lower power consumption
3. Does not reset the odometer when I engine off
4. Accurate
5. Small

The actual GPS and map part doesn't much matter to me, only the ability to log miles. I also don't care if it would be an old or used model and it definately can't be a power hog making my batteries die in the winter.

Any suggestions?

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Old 12-16-2010, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well, you can get something like this for $10 from the bicycle section of the local store prolly:

Bicycle Bike 16 function Computer Odometer Speedometer - eBay (item 290513040703 end time Dec-18-10 17:28:08 PST)

just have to figure out where to mount the magnet and the reed switch.

It's about the cheapest/lowest power (button cell) option there is for tracking distance/speed.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I remember an ecomodder from Switzerland saying he had a bike odometer. The magnet was on the front driver's side wheel. I can never find his post, though.

EDIT: Here it is:
BICYCLE COMPUTER for easy EOC

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