The Qstarz Q1300 is a unique device not only for its features/specifications but also for its stylish appearance and design. It is a very beautiful and eye-catching gadget when attached to your key chain. People seeing it may think it is a jewel, others may think it is a mobile phone but still, it is an electronic combo device, matching a very capable BT GPS receiver and at the same time a GPS logger with over 200.000 points onboard memory.
The device uses the newest MediaTek GPS chipset with the ability to track 66 channels and sensitivity of 168dB. In our test field tests, it performed better than the GlobalSat BT-368 device, which is based on the SirFIII chipset. The Auto on/off function saves power resources when the device is not used, while the Auto on/off logging is useful to save valuable memory space at your GPS logger. There is no option for an external antenna but you probably won't need it at all.
The retail package of the device is more than complete including several charging cables/adapters and of course the appropriate software that will help you upload your logged tracks. The latest version of Qstarz Travel Recorder software (v4.2) is very user-friendly and it should help you analyze your driving/biking/walking skills and performance.
Overall, we have to do with a well-designed product that comes with the appropriate software and offers a very good performance. Add to all these its reasonable retail price of ~85Euro and we believe we have a great product here. Highly recommended to gadget freaks and enthusiasts.
- Very small and light
- Very stylish
- Auto on/off functions
- Complete retail package
- Good battery life (11 hours in logging mode, 9 hours in Bluetooth mode)
- Dual use (Navigation+Logging at the same time)
- Supports WAAS/Egnos
- Car charger is included
- Very good performance for indoor/outdoor use
- Included Travel Recorder software is very easy to use
- Well documented
- No option for external antenna