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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct. 13, 2006
    3rd rock from the sun

    Default GPS tracking gone wild

    I have been tracking the hunts on my Blackberry, now the field expects a quick report while waiting to be dismissed to see our distance and fastest speed.

    We had a surprise this Sunday.

    According to the GPS:

    Distance 608.00 miles
    Duration 2h:14m:39s
    Avg Speed 270.9 mph
    Max Speed 2125.0 mph

    Well, the duration is correct...but this is just hilarious...I guess you can say TPH has the fastest field in history!
    I love my OTTB! I get my dressage test done faster!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May. 31, 2008
    Flemington, NJ

    Default Tooo Funny

    My Adroid tacked us out hunting once at mock speed hovering in the stratosphere! I'll have to look it up to compare

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb. 22, 2010


    It is funny how much the people in the hunts like the tracking. I know our group is disappointed when I don't hunt and they don't get their map and stats.

    I haven't had the weird results with the Garmin GPS but it is a dedicated GPS unit.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul. 14, 2000


    The same thing happened to my Android "MyTracks" system back in October. For 3 weeks we had crazy speeds and distance like yours displayed. Odder still it had us hunting 3 states away in TN, in the Great Smokey Mountains. Then one day, it all went back to normal. Go figure.

    Here are the stats from one of those whacky tracks. This time we were hunting in Wyoming.

    Total Distance: 11905.35 km (7397.6 mi)
    Total Time: 2:01:20
    Moving Time: 1:17:21
    Average Speed: 5886.85 km/h (3657.9 mi/h)
    Average Moving Speed: 9234.92 km/h (5738.3 mi/h)
    Max Speed: 586.80 km/h (364.6 mi/h)
    Min Elevation: -3333 m (-10936 ft)
    Max Elevation: 17564 m (57626 ft)
    Elevation Gain: 22391 m (73462 ft)
    Max Grade: 94 %
    Min Grade: -28 %
    Recorded: Wed Oct 27 09:50:15 CDT 2010
    Activity type: -

    In a little over one hour of moving time we covered over 7300 miles. And I don't even use spurs on my Quarter horse.
    Last edited by SLW; Nov. 29, 2010 at 10:51 PM. Reason: add

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct. 15, 2010
    North Carolina


    That's funny! We just started using our Garmins and I love them for our conditioning rides. Can't wait to hunt with the!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan. 29, 2000
    Pretty much horse heaven


    Too funny. I haven't gotten any wacky tracks with my iPhone's Motion X GPS tracker.

    I'm always amazed how much faster I go when I'm whipping than when I'm riding with the field or huntsman and trying not to pass!
    Hindsight bad, foresight good.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct. 18, 2000


    Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
    -Rudyard Kipling

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May. 25, 2003
    Orlean, Virginia

    Talking Whoa there nelly!!

    Maybe it was sun spots?
    Too much caffeine?
    Ya'll gotta leave them spurs at home!

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