[gps-talkusers] Re: Road Report from Europe
- From: James Muirhead <james.muirhead@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 12:39:10 +0100
A little off beam, but as was mentioned in Mike's email I bought a loc8or last year and used one of the fobs on my guide dog's play collar...He was dreadful at coming back to me on free runs despite all known bribes. However, with the fob on I could simply turn on the spot until my receiver bleeped and I immediately knew which direction he was. Initially he did some side to side running, but I could always find him easily. After about six outings he realised that he might as well come back when called. The Loc8or works over about 1oo metres and as well as the receiver in my hand beeping faster so does the fob on the dog's collar. You can also purchase "splash covers", for the fobs, which would be fine for keeping rain out but I doubt if they would last if the dog went into water. Thereafter I could return to a gate in a park and hold the harness for the new obedient hound. It was well worth the £50. Regards James Muirhead. he On 7 May 2011, at 16:46, tina birenbaum wrote: > I would agree. Always interesting to hear about people's travels and how > they use gps, dogs, whatever to get something done. > Original message: >> Mike, keep the E - mails coming. Sometimes you slip in a little trick that >> a user may not know. Always useful and interesting. >> ----- Original Message ----- >> From: "Michael May" <mikemay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> >> To: <gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> >> Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2011 3:55 AM >> Subject: [gps-talkusers] Road Report from Europe > > >>> I used to send emails about GPS experiences around the globe but have not >>> done so in a while. I guess it feels so commonplace for me and many >>> others, >>> that I don't think it would be interesting, probably not something I >>> should >>> take for granted however. > >>> I flew over for the SightCity conference in Frankfurt Wednesday through >>> Friday. This was the first overseas trip for my new Seeing Eye dog, Tank >>> and >>> he did wonderfully. All the normal interesting technology at the exhibits. >>> I >>> did see one thing that was a surprise. We have used something called the >>> Loc8tor for finding lost keys, phones, etc but this device has not been >>> accessible. Loc8tor was at the show with a more simple and accessible >>> locating device. I believe it is available for $99. It was 50 Euros at the >>> show. It does not have the separation alert of the $199 model but it does >>> allow you to establish 4 connections with the locator fobs. When you lose >>> a >>> device, you simple point this device and it beeps faster when pointing in >>> the direction of the fob and it goes faster as you get closer. > >>> Oh yes, GPS. That was very useful finding an Indian restaurant in >>> Frankfurt. >>> I still maintain my policy of not eating at the hotel restaurant. It came >>> in >>> handy figuring out the taxi situation, whether to drop off a friend first >>> and then go to the hotel or the other way around. > >>> It took 4 trains for me to reach this small village I am now at in >>> Switzerland. Because of the language barrier, I really depend on the GPS >>> to >>> tell me how far I am from the transfer station. With only minutes to >>> spare, >>> the train transfer is the trickiest part of train travel. Finding the >>> right >>> track requires sighted assistance. > >>> I went out for a walk in this village this morning with Tank. It is >>> beautiful but pretty early and nobody around to ask for directions, not to >>> mention my French is nonexistent. Managed to find my way back to my >>> friend's >>> house, built in 1690 by the way. > >>> Should be fun exploring Geneva today. Going to the home of a wonderful >>> person I met at TechShare for dinner tonight who works for the UN. Will >>> definitely need the GPS to get there. One slightly tricky thing is >>> entering >>> address names with accents in them, especially if you don't know what >>> those >>> accents are. For example, cities like Basel and Geneva. Still haven't >>> figured out Basel I used the point of interest database to fine the train >>> station but entering the city name only works if you know the proper >>> accent >>> character. > >>> In any event, remember it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive. > >>> Mike > >>> Michael May, CEO Sendero Group >>> Developers of accessible GPS and distributors of technology for the blind > >>> Voice, 530-757-6800 >>> MikeMay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >>> http://www.senderogroup.com >>> http://www.AccessibleGPS.com >>> http://www.CrashingThrough.com > >>> 429 F Street, Suite 4 >>> Davis, CA 95616 > > > > >>> To change your email settings (unsubscribe, digest only, or vacation >>> mode): >>> http://senderogroup.com/social_media/email.htm > >>> Additionally, to unsubscribe send an email to >>> gps-talkusers-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" in the Subject. > >> To change your email settings (unsubscribe, digest only, or vacation mode): >> http://senderogroup.com/social_media/email.htm > >> Additionally, to unsubscribe send an email to >> gps-talkusers-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" in the Subject. > > -- > Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. 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- [gps-talkusers] Re: Road Report from Europe
- From: tina birenbaum
- [gps-talkusers] Re: Road Report from Europe