Trimble Recon XC

This Trimble HandHeld is one of the affordable yet giving good accuracy of GPS. However, when you developed your own program to gather GPS, do not forget to set the minimum satellite into 4. If not, this HHU can work with only 2 satellite available. With 2 satellite, you can have significant error.

Before buying this kind of HHU, make sure you get the latest product with GPS card that can be used for post processed data. With post processed, you can even improve the accuracy of the GPS position into 0.3 - 2 meters.



July 16, 2008 at 9:59 PM

Regarding the trimble Recon XC, I agree that it is one of the more affordable options on the market. However, I had no idea that the satellite problem existed. Thanks for tip on purchasing the latest GPS card for accuracy.