Old 01-09-06, 12:53 PM
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If you are always traveling within satellite range, the speed sensor is "redundant", when you have GPS. So is the barometric altimeter. But you guys say that like it's a bad thing. It's not: there are plenty of little nooks and crannies, at least around here, where there's no satellite coverage. If you are using only the GPS function to track speed/distance at these spots, you are out of luck. My buddy has a 301 (GPS only) and it's great when we're in the valleys, but up in the hills there are a lot of dead spots, dropouts, etc. and he's unable to get a distance reading on those until he's back in range and it interpolates. A little redundancy doesn't hurt.
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