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Logging GPS and Accelerometer Data - Device Suggestion?

I will be visiting China this October as part of a field studies course and I want to be able to take the opportunity to try out something unusual (maybe usual?). I want to be able to track my movement throughout China using the GPS unit attached to my bag/clothing. I want something that will be reliable/accurate and where the battery lasts a decent amount of time (might go without being able to charge 8 hours at a time). Bonus, this GPS will stay with me for the years to come so I will think of it as an investment, so my budget is fairly loose at the moment.

I've drawn some inspiration from these maps:

Anyways, just thought I'd poke around in because there should be a fair amount of geographers in here with GPS usage experience!

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marked as duplicate by whuber Feb 2 '12 at 2:28

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You might want to check out the IBlue 737/747. It's been suggested at another question in this site. From the original post:

IBlue 737/747 are great passive GPS collectors. No screen/map (there's your primary power drain... not the GPS). A little bigger than a Matchbox car. Rechargable 23-26hr cell-phone battery. Collects user-selectable items (lat, long, altitude, speed, LDOP, PDOP, etc). Customized collection time or spacing (every x seconds or positino change: 10 feet, 50 feet, etc).

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This is a perfect solution, thanks for pointing me towards that question! Already decided to pick up one of their current models :D – Michael Markieta Feb 2 '12 at 1:46
That's a nice example of using our site for research, R.K. I'm sorry to lose your reply by closing this as a duplicate, but it really is a perfect match and we don't want a proliferation of near-identical threads. – whuber Feb 2 '12 at 2:30
It's okay. Still getting used to the culture here. I really need to hang out at the meta more often. Will flag questions next time :) – R.K. Feb 2 '12 at 2:34
The moderators appreciate flags. We wish more people would raise them :-). – whuber Feb 2 '12 at 2:50

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