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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    Surprising how stable they feel at high speeds, isn't it?

    One of my favourite images:

    Mitch, How do you get those pictures like that, is that what GPS logging software and gadgets does?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    ...is that what GPS logging software and gadgets does?
    Yep. Well worth the 300 it cost, if only for that one image!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    Yep. Well worth the 300 it cost, if only for that one image!


    is there a specific manufacturer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    Sorry for the late reply guys, I have been a little busy. Yes Mr Angry the video was actually captured on the autobahn. You can see that it is from the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYds4yQqEUA

    I also had a Garmin Streetpilot 330c which displayed 168mph and a Garmin eTrek H GPS which said 165mph.
    All as i can say is WOW. Didn`t think the S3 was as capable as that.

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    This is the one I used:

    http://www.landairsea.com/gps-tracki...cking-key.html

    And I've just found it here for 235:

    http://www.trackershack.co.uk/we-rec...gger-355-p.asp

    It's unbelievable how accurate it is. You can even see where you've changed lanes on the autobahn to overtake something!
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    Thanks for that Mitch, looks quite interesting.

    I've also found an application for the iPhone called MotionX-GPS which I think looks to do a similar thing, and given I have the TomTom bracket with a decent GPS unit in, it might actually work ok not having to rely on the iphone's gps...worth a try anyway for 1.79!

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    Beats 235 if it works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR ANGRY View Post
    All as i can say is WOW. Didn`t think the S3 was as capable as that.
    Damn straight!

    Not bad for an overpriced posh golf with numb steering souless engine and pretend 4WD.

    I`ll have mine on Sprint Blooooo...



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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    This is the one I used:

    http://www.landairsea.com/gps-tracki...cking-key.html

    And I've just found it here for 235:

    http://www.trackershack.co.uk/we-rec...gger-355-p.asp

    It's unbelievable how accurate it is. You can even see where you've changed lanes on the autobahn to overtake something!
    Been thinking about getting a gps tracker for a while but there are so many available didnt know what to go for.
    Does this one come with software that reads the data that has been logged and inputs it into google maps?
    Would you say it is easy to use, any downsides?

    Cheers Davie

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    Quote Originally Posted by david_phillips95 View Post
    Does this one come with software that reads the data that has been logged and inputs it into google maps?
    Yes, that's exactly how I got the image above.

    Quote Originally Posted by david_phillips95 View Post
    Would you say it is easy to use
    Very.

    Quote Originally Posted by david_phillips95 View Post
    any downsides?
    Other than replacing the batteries, no.
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    I just downloaded the MotionX-GPS application on my iPhone and went for a 25mile petrol trip!

    It works quite well and allows you to capture all sorts of information and add pictures at waypoints etc. It does log your max speed, but it doesn't appear from my first thoughts to log it to a specific location on the overlayed map once you download it like it does in Mitch's picture above.

    But for 1.79 it's very good actually! that combined with Dynolicious, much fun to be had on the way to the petrol station!

    Here's my results on the way to the petrol station if anybody is interested!
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    Looks like it's over-reading by about 14mph to me.
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    thats on a private track through my model airplane club field, not the best road and a bit slippery.

    Thats using an application on the iPhone called Dynolicious.

    Clever, maybe not massively accurate, but a good fun bit of kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    How's that?

    Looks like it's over-reading by about 14mph to me.

    Thats why I removed the link in case anybody misinterpreted it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Damn straight!

    Not bad for an overpriced posh golf with numb steering souless engine and pretend 4WD.

    I`ll have mine on Sprint Blooooo...



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    I never said all that. Not all at once, anyway

    Watched the vid again with sound and I'm very very impressed with the speed and stability of the S3, fair play

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotboxDeluxe View Post
    I never said all that. Not all at once, anyway
    Doesnt matter, I know you were thinking it
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    Woo Hoo!! I've only gone and done it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Doesnt matter, I know you were thinking it
    Never mind that, I can still think all that and it can all be true but I never said the S3 wasn't a very capable car. I think...

    Still prefer mine though
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    Woo Hoo!! I've only gone and done it!!!

    109.4 km/h? Come on, you can do better
    Still loving the 130i like the sideways dirtbag I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    Thats why I removed the link in case anybody misinterpreted it!!
    What link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotboxDeluxe View Post
    109.4 km/h? Come on, you can do better

    I mean i've managed to find an app for my iPhone that acts as a GPS tracker, I then managed to find a way of downloading the .gpx file it creates for your route into Google Earth, which then shows various data for the route, much like Mitch was showing us earlier.

    Only problem is, the basic version of Google Earth doesn't do it, you have to upgrade to Pro (or do it with a 7 day trial like I have)

    Mitch - What software do you use to downlad the info from your device? Is it Google Earth?
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    It's the software that came with the device, unless you mean the actual maps, in which case yes, it's Google Earth (mac).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    It's the software that came with the device, unless you mean the actual maps, in which case yes, it's Google Earth (mac).

    yeah the maps, and GE for Mac is what i'm using....hmm....
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    ....note to self

    always upgrade to latest version of software!!

    But thats it, job done now, all works, and a new gadget for me to play with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    And I've just found it here for 235:

    http://www.trackershack.co.uk/we-rec...gger-355-p.asp
    !
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GPS-Tracking-K...item1c0f1384f3

    109.21 on ebay ill be ordering one soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by david_phillips95 View Post
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GPS-Tracking-K...item1c0f1384f3

    109.21 on ebay ill be ordering one soon
    Thats looks a great gadget, well done for finding this ........ I love gadgets
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    Quote Originally Posted by david_phillips95 View Post
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GPS-Tracking-K...item1c0f1384f3

    109.21 on ebay ill be ordering one soon
    Damn.... just noticed it can only be run on Windows, not Mac... bummer
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    This is the best i could manage..
    155 at 2000rpm in cruise


    and its still showing 36mpg !
    LOL Paddy, how did you mange to do this with cruise? Dont think mine does that when you set it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by willmac View Post
    Damn.... just noticed it can only be run on Windows, not Mac... bummer
    Parallels. That's how I do it.
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    or if you have an iPhone try the Motionx-GPS software for 1.79 and Google Earth with similar results, and works on a Mac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    I did top speed runs in my 2.0TQ and my CTR before that and both felt a bit dodgy above 140. In the S3 you can't even tell how fast you're going. I've been above 150 many-a-time with my misus in the car and she never bats an eyelid!
    For three months I was living in Herford and working in Gutersloh so my commute was about 30 miles up the A2 at 6am when it was pretty quiet, used to average about 150 all the way there every morning all on a works fuel card in a Mk5 GTI.

    It was all over the place just above 155mph so never pushed it to the limit but what an ace start to the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MF-Racing View Post
    LOL Paddy, how did you mange to do this with cruise? Dont think mine does that when you set it?
    Photoshop lol

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    Doh! lol
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