Getting to grips with GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Lite

After much research and picking of Stuart‘s brains, I suggested that dad and Tom and their respective families buy me the GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Lite DPL700 for my birthday. I’ve griped before about how hard it is for my to geolocate the photos from some of my trips to more off the beaten track destinations (Hello Annapurna Circuit! Hello Bhutan! Hello Central Asia!), and a easily portable gadget which promises to do all that for me seems the perfect traveller’s treat.

Even though the GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Lite is now Mac-compatible, the packaging doesn’t yet say so and my heart dropped for a time until I unpacked the box to find the A4 print out of their Quick Start Guide for Mac enclosed.

First challenge, how to open the unit to get the battery in. I think I’ve mastered that now, but only after the same kind of struggle I have with getting the back off my various mobile phones over the years. I’m sure there’s a knack – but usually it eludes me. Nails are of no avail.

Next up – downloading the software (always a doddle with the mac – phew) and syncing the time on my camera. “Syncing” suggests something rather more technical than looking at the server time or an online display of local time (aka Google-ing “local time”) and manually adjusting your camera’s clock setting to match – but that’s all it is.

So now I’m all set to take the PhotoTrackr out for a stroll – Hazel and I are shopping in central London tomorrow and I’m planning to map the route…..

The software download page (case sensitive URL I discovered) comes complete with a link to the GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Mac User’s Guide, which I’ll be reading in more depth tomorrow.