I'm new to geotagging and Houdah Geo.
I bought a Geotracking device called Networx iGeo which is distributed somehow exclusively via german Gravis stores.
This device was interesting because a license for HoudahGeo was included.
The device looks similar to a QStarz BT-1300 (very likely it is just sold with a different label).
I started two weeks ago after recording some tracks. The bluetooth connection was established quickly and after some problems with my macbook pros bluetooth device (needed to restart the mac) I could download the track file.
After that I took the device with me for a 5 day trip, making records of around 6-7 hours a day.
Back home I'm currently trying to download the trackfile, but I takes a very long time, currently almost 90 minutes and the HoudahGeo dialog doesn't even show any progress. (HoudahGeo 2.4.2, Snow Leopard 10.6.2)
In Mac Console I see the download was called at 21:14h, actually its 22:42h.
I tried before and got some read or write errors, but today the console output just contains the call:
18.02.10 21:14:11 HoudahGeo GE GPSController.m:471 /Applications/HoudahGeo GE.app/Contents/Resources/gpsbabel -w -t -i mtk -f /dev/cu.QstarzGPS-SPPslave -o gpx -F /var/folders/Vq/VqrdgTZjFimGzDqo1CtLQ++++TI/-Tmp-/875417A4-552D-42BC-A481-5A41B2FC1AC2-337-00000170E49D6319/886105-238759-749750-638629-694458-931732-291187.gpx
So my question:
Is my tracking device just a little piece of crap?
Or is such a long download time just usual?
Why don't I get any progress? (Houdah looks a little bit dead to me)
And why HoudahGeo doesn't at least create the file partially?
Thank in advance for bringing some ordr into my confusion!