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Locosys GW-60

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Created by sailquik > 9 months ago, 5 Oct 2016
sick_em_rex
NSW, 1580 posts
14 Oct 2016 3:17PM
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5ATM is 50 metres deep!!! How badly do you fall off??? Are you windsurfing off the edge of a waterfall or something????

seanhogan
2641 posts
14 Oct 2016 12:46PM
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my canmore watch is 5atm too, had it for over a year, no issues.
took it to 3/4 meters

the locosys watch looks very similar, shouldn't be an issue

BSN101
WA, 810 posts
14 Oct 2016 1:19PM
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seanhogan said..
my canmore watch is 5atm too, had it for over a year, no issues.
took it to 3/4 meters

the locosys watch looks very similar, shouldn't be an issue


Sean, which canmore watch do you have? Where did you get it if you can recall and price.

Cheers Dave

seanhogan
2641 posts
14 Oct 2016 2:29PM
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I have the tw 102 and the tw 103

My best mate imports canmore locally, they were both around 200$ retail

they connect directly to IOS and have a bluetooth function for HR
Only drawback :
speed is in km/h

Unreal battery life though !!!!

BSN101
WA, 810 posts
14 Oct 2016 4:12PM
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seanhogan said...
I have the tw 102 and the tw 103

My best mate imports canmore locally, they were both around 200$ retail

they connect directly to IOS and have a bluetooth function for HR
Only drawback :
speed is in km/h

Unreal battery life though !!!!


Cheers Sean,
Bother the same apart from HR?
Ive found them for $90 in Aust.

Cheers dave

seanhogan
2641 posts
14 Oct 2016 5:51PM
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wow that's a bloody good price !!!

legless
NSW, 739 posts
15 Oct 2016 6:53AM
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Locosys is suggesting a RRP of the GW 60 of US$199 to $299 so AUS $278.60 to $418.60 my guess is it will be sold closer to the high end of that price range in Australia.

decrepit
WA, 7595 posts
15 Oct 2016 9:12AM
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I've just had an email from Mark Taylor of Surfsail Australia.

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Hi Mike I have placed an order for some GW60 for delivery late November. I am offering 20% discount off the RRP $369.99 incl GST for any pre orders, offer expires 30 November.

www.surfsailaustralia.com.au/product/locosys-gw-60-gps-1#surf-sail-clothing-hardware

Stuthepirate
WA, 3051 posts
15 Oct 2016 10:58AM
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$295.99. That's a bargain.

BSN101
WA, 810 posts
15 Oct 2016 7:55PM
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Stuthepirate said...
$295.99. That's a bargain.


Bargain if it does the job!? When will we find out? If it works then I'll get one for sure

decrepit
WA, 7595 posts
15 Oct 2016 8:16PM
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BSN101 said..

Stuthepirate said...
$295.99. That's a bargain.



Bargain if it does the job!? When will we find out? If it works then I'll get one for sure


Can't answer that at the moment, don't know just when the test units will become available, and I'm not sure how long the testing phase will take. Hopefully it won't be too long!

berowne
NSW, 184 posts
16 Oct 2016 1:53AM
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Buttons might actually work better than the -52's "touch" screen!

Steve Charles
TAS, 995 posts
16 Oct 2016 5:41PM
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So who is going to pre-order. Under $300 and free shipping sounds good.

decrepit
WA, 7595 posts
16 Oct 2016 5:54PM
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berowne said..
Buttons might actually work better than the -52's "touch" screen!


One would certainly hope so! Pretty crap buttons if they don't.

tbwonder
NSW, 27 posts
16 Oct 2016 10:06PM
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Also available for preorder from Strath for $290
sites.google.com/site/strathwindsurfingshop/products/7-gw-60-gps

It is very tempting to order one.

lunny74
WA, 19 posts
16 Oct 2016 8:14PM
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I just pre ordered. Lets hope it does the job, I guess worst case I'll know what the time is

Dylan72
QLD, 531 posts
18 Oct 2016 11:50AM
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Definitely sorts out Xmas for Kellie (and a new device to experiment with for ka72.)

Steve Charles
TAS, 995 posts
18 Oct 2016 8:35PM
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Dave and I just preordered.........

Stretchy
WA, 215 posts
18 Oct 2016 6:06PM
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my hand's up for any GT31s being pensioned off

vando
QLD, 3345 posts
19 Oct 2016 11:14PM
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Stretchy said..
my hand's up for any GT31s being pensioned off


I have 2 GT31s ones only been used twice.
pm me if your interested

Stretchy
WA, 215 posts
19 Oct 2016 9:54PM
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Pm sent

seanhogan
2641 posts
20 Oct 2016 4:39AM
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shop.gps-speedsurfing.com/p/74/gw60

tibi
NSW, 29 posts
21 Oct 2016 9:03AM
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Hello Gents! Has anyone tried yet downloading on to a smartphone (gaxynote4). I could do it with the G31 by taking out the card and using a card adapter. It's just that this comes handy to me when l am away and don't want to take the laptop with me.

sailquik
VIC, 3450 posts
21 Oct 2016 12:41PM
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tibi said..
Hello Gents! Has anyone tried yet downloading on to a smartphone (gaxynote4). I could do it with the G31 by taking out the card and using a card adapter. It's just that this comes handy to me when l am away and don't want to take the laptop with me.



No one has had a chance to try it because the GW-60 is not yet available. It is due Late November at the earliest.

In theory, it might be possible as the data memory on the GW-60 is 'universal' data memory. (Quote: now the GW-60 is able to support USB mass storage class (USB flash driver) for non-Windows user) That means it shows up on any compatible device (all common computers) just like an SD card or usb flash drive does with you adapter to your smartphone. If you can plug a GW-60 onto your Smartphone, it should also recognise the data memory and allow you to copy across. At Minimum, you will probably need some sort of Micro USB adapter for the USB connector.

Boombuster
QLD, 466 posts
21 Oct 2016 2:35PM
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All we might need is otg cable micro to USB female



Ian K
NSW, 2428 posts
21 Oct 2016 4:58PM
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seanhogan said..
my canmore watch is 5atm too, had it for over a year, no issues.
took it to 3/4 meters

the locosys watch looks very similar, shouldn't be an issue


It's not so much the depth but the dynamic pressure of crashing into static water. At 40 knots, 20 m/sec the dynamic pressure is 1/2 rho V^2 = 200 kpa.
That's 2 atmospheres, equivalent to 20 metres water depth. A 50 knots crash is just over 3 atmospheres, still OK for a 5 atm watch . Anybody crashing at 50 knots has more to worry about than their watch.

sailquik
VIC, 3450 posts
21 Oct 2016 5:24PM
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Ian K said..


seanhogan said..
my canmore watch is 5atm too, had it for over a year, no issues.
took it to 3/4 meters

the locosys watch looks very similar, shouldn't be an issue




It's not so much the depth but the dynamic pressure of crashing into static water. At 40 knots, 20 m/sec the dynamic pressure is 1/2 rho V^2 = 200 kpa.
That's 2 atmospheres, equivalent to 20 metres water depth. A 50 knots crash is just over 3 atmospheres, still OK for a 5 atm watch . Anybody crashing at 50 knots has more to worry about than their watch.



sailquik
VIC, 3450 posts
25 Oct 2016 12:40PM
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This answered the question of the USB connecting interface:



More info on speed genie report:

decrepit
WA, 7595 posts
25 Oct 2016 11:07AM
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Good one Andrew, it's a bit hard to see how they've waterproofed it though.

I think we'll have to look after that cable, may be hard to get another one.



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