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Once you have imported a number of tracks over an extended time period, the Statistics page can be called into play to show your activities on a daily basis. The software supports multiple users, so different people can use the Explorer 2000 to track their exercises, then import them as separate entries within the app. QSports can also export the GPS data in various formats, including HTML, Google Earth KML and KMZ, as well as tracks in GPX, NMEA and basic CSV formats. When exporting to KML or KMZ, you have the option to open the results in Google Earth directly, if you have it installed.
The other main app included, Travel Recorder V4, can also import tracks from the Qstarz and export these to the same formats. Its main addition is the ability to import photos as well and geotag these, then export the whole thing to Google Maps/Earth, Flickr or Locr. When you import photos, the time and date stamps on them are matched with the times and dates of your route. Any photos which correlate are added to the route display, and you can then write the geotagging information directly into the photo. If the camera times were set wrongly, you can offset these in Travel Recorder too. So although sports analysis is the Qstarz’s core function, it has a handy little sideline helping you document your journeys with your photography.
Considering that you can get a basic sat-nav for a similar amount of money, the Qstarz BT-Q2000 Explore 2000 looks a little expensive. However, entry-level Garmin devices like the Forerunner sports watches and Foretrex wrist GPS cost a similar amount, and can’t record anywhere near as much tracking information. Garmin’s more fully-featured Forerunner 405 costs about twice as much, too. So if your sports activities are serious enough to warrant detailed analysis, the Qstarz could be a real training boost.
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