My GPS Works (Sort of…)

Scoble (and others) ask, Do GPS’s work for you?

Well, I’ve got a Garmin eTrex and I use i mainly for hiking and biking, but occasionally also use it when driving (even though it is a handheld unit.)

So does it work? Yes… for what I currently use it for. Simple things. Mileage, speed, navigation, etc. The basics. Could it do more? Oh yes… Hopefully at some point, I’ll be able to attach the thing to my Mac to easily get data into and out of it. I can’t really do that yet, meaning I technically can get the data in and out, but it’s a pain. Garmin has never been to nice to the Mac platform, though that is (supposedly) changing.

I’ve been saying the geolocative services are just going to get bigger and bigger… and they are, but we really need the hardware folks to get on board with that, and give us the tools we need to make it happen.

Until then, I’ll be using about 25% of my GPS. Garmin, get on the ball, make me love what I can do with your product so I can blog about it all the time.