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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:

e·co·mod·ding: the art of turning vehicles into what they should be

What matters is where you're going, not how fast.

"... we humans tend to screw up everything that's good enough as it is...or everything that we're attracted to, we love to go and defile it." - Chris Cornell

[Old] Piwoslaw's Peugeot 307sw modding thread

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