Every GPS logger is different, and some may contain additional features not discussed in these help pages. However, the basic procedure of recording a track is always much the same:
- Charge the unit
Many modern loggers have batteries that can last for tens of hours between charges, though we always recommend you head out with a fully charged battery where possible.
- Switch it on to Log wait until it starting receiving GPS signal (usually a couple of minutes if this is your first use, often only a few seconds for subsequent uses).
Usually indicated by a flashing LED on the device. Check your user manual to make sure.
- Start walking/riding/driving/moving
- Once you have finished tracking, turn the unit off go back to your PC and connect the device using a USB cable. Note: some units require the device to be switched on for TrackShare to communicate with it.
(See using Uploading Tracks.)