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May302008

Amod AGL3080 GPS Phototracker / Geotagger Review

Amod AGL3080 GeotaggerThis little beauty arrived via Fedex from Taiwan a couple of weeks ago, and I'm pleased to say that the AMOD AGL 3080 Photo Tracker is a great little Geotagger - simple and easy to use, a great accessory for any Photographers camera bag - and because it behaves like a USB Drive, it's compatible with Mac and PC.





So the Amod GPS Photo Tracker - AGL3080 does the job when it comes to geotagging your photo's. It uses 3 normal AAA batteries, doesn't need any drivers because it appears as a flash drive when connected to your mac or PC, is small, and comes with the software you need to do it.

Tech Stuff:

Sirf Star III GPS Chipset.
20 Parallel Channels.
128mb memory.
USB 2.0.
Runs off 3 AAA batts, for 15 hours approx.
Log capacity: 256,000 records.

Phew! So if you're after a cross-platform Geotagger, and have a PC or Mac, the Amod AGL 3080 could be a good choice.

Cheers, Rob.

Reader Comments (8)

I gotta say this does not really capture me like the Qstarz BT-Q1000P Platinum does. Without the bluetooth it does not feel a feature rich.

But I would say to compare I like the batteries, I always run out of charge with my Qstarz when I forget to turn it off. Also the USB mass storage does sound good but 128 is nothing these days and I would not want to risk using all the memory and not be able to record because I forgot to take my Britney Spears album off. Handy but I would not consider it a positive feature worth buying over the Qstarz.

June 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Laddie

I agree. The Qstarz is the best. The point of the Amod being a USB massage storage device is that it doesn't require any drivers / software for you to pull the gps track off, unlike the Qstarz.

June 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob_Nunn

In fact your right about that... good point

June 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Laddie

Rob: Have you tried the Columbus V-900 with up to 2GB card support (microSD)?

http://www.buygpsnow.com/Columbus_V900_Bluetooth_GPS_Data_Logger.aspx

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterColumbus

Not yet, but hopefully you'll send me a review model! ;-)

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob_Nunn

Based on this and many other reviews I just ordered the AGL3080. I'm in the USA and got it for $57.98 at BedoxInc.com during a "free shipping" promotion.

For me, it's an ADVANTAGE that it does not have Bluetooth. Why complicate the device and reduce the battery life by running a transmitter, if using it only as a standalone device for recording a tracklog?

I understand how, if it is the only GPS you own, it would be nice to link it to a netbook/laptop or a non-GPS Bluetooth phone, for a realtime position display on a map. But the great majority of laptop owners buying a GPS logger, already also own either an automotive GPS that satisfies their needs for a map display, or have a moving map display and/or Bluetooth GPS in their phone, or would not mind having an additional very inexpensive and tiny non-logging USB dongle GPS or Bluetooth GPS dedicated to their laptop.

So I'll agree that a GPS logger like this should not be a person't first GPS, but I think that almost everyone considering buying it already has a GPS of some sort for their "where am I at this moment?" type of map-display needs.

If I could choose additional/different features, they would include: 2xAA or 3xAA instead of 3xAAA; mini USB power port to bypass the AAs while in the car or using an external power pack, perhaps with a mode to allow auto-detection and charging of NiMH AAs while simply leaving alkaline or lithium AAs alone; and a microSD slot with the option to record to internal memory or the microSD.

Regards,

John (aka NikonF7)

October 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNikonF7

Great points John! Keep us informed on how you get on.

Cheers, Rob.

October 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob_Nunn

I would say to compare I like the batteries, I always run out of charge with my Qstarz when I forget to turn it off. Also the USB mass storage does sound good but 128 is nothing these days and I would not want to risk using all the memory and not be able to record because I forgot to take my Britney Spears album off.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGerovital

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