Using SD Cards for recording a track

The Trip Tracker has a slot for a 2.85V SD Card. If you insert an SD Card in the Trip Tracker you can record GPS Data to the SD Card.
The SD Card works completely independent from the other recording features of the Trip Tracker and is basically a data logger.

In the memory card menu you can format the SD Card and select a file size. If the file size is the card size only one file will be recorded containing all logged NMEA messages.

If you choose 512K each time the file reaches the size limit a new file will be created.

You can format an SD Card on the PC using FAT16 or use the format option in the Card Menu. If you use the build in Format function you will need to remove and re-insert the SD Card before use. (Bug #156624)

Removing an SD Card

Before you remove the SD Card please use the option “remove card” in the menu. This will save the last file. If you do not use this option data will be lost!

An SD Card has a maximum number of write cycles. The Trip Tracker caches data internally to avoid many write operations to the SD Card shortening the live span of the SD Card.

Reading data from an SD Card

To read the recorded data from the SD Card you need to remove the SD Card from the Trip Tracker and insert it into an card reader connected to youre PC. If you do not have such a reading you can get one at any computer store for around Euro 10,-

On the PC the SD Cards looks like a disk containing the recorded files with NMEA messages. Most GPS / Map application software can import NMEA data for further processing.

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