As inquiries start to pour in regarding the Nautiz line of Handheld-US devices, I'm beginning to see some of the differences between models which warrant a discussion. In fact there may need to be a series of these comparison discussions, but lets start with comparing the Nautiz X3 and the Nautiz X7 handhelds, as they relate closely to surveying applications. Keep in mind that these devices are now available for sale on Land Surveyors United beginning this week, as LSU has now become an official partner with Handheld-US. More on this partnership to come...let's begin.
Nautiz X3 Is a Pocket Sized Powerhouse
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It's not one thing that makes the Nautiz X3® a breakthrough in handheld technology - it's the unbeatable combination of small size, big performance, extreme ruggedness and remarkable value. The Nautiz X3 is like nothing else on the market.
The most noticeable thing about the Nautiz X3 is its compact size. This handheld takes the concept of "rugged and mobile" to a new level, measuring just 5.9"x2.6"x1" and weighing only 9.2 ounces. It fits naturally in one hand, and you can tuck it away just about anywhere when you're not using it.
But small size can still deliver big performance. With GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSDPA capability, the Nautiz X3's superior voice and data transmitting quality offers performance of a smartphone, plus the capabilities of a computer. It's fast and reliable for sending or uploading documents, images and other data, such as syncing up with the office or colleagues from the field.
The Nautiz X3 features a high-speed 806 MHz Xscale processor, 256 MB of SDRAM and 512 MB of Flash storage, so it works as fast as you do. Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional lets you run the programs you need. And with a 3300 mAh Li-Ion battery, the Nautiz X3 can last through even the longest workday on a single charge.
The Nautiz X3's compact performance is complemented by extreme ruggedness, ready for the most challenging work conditions. An IP65 rating means it's is impervious to dust and highly resistant to water. And if you accidentally drop it, don't worry - the Nautiz X3 can withstand repeated drops from 1.8 meters.
Beyond being small, powerful and rugged, the Nautiz X3 is also full of the integrated standard features you want. It has a sunlight-readable 2.8 inch QVGA touchscreen and a keypad with backlit alphanumeric keys plus separate function buttons. There's a 3-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, a standard 1D laser barcode scanner and an optional 2D imager. The Nautiz X3 even includes GPS for navigation, plus a g-sensor, an e-compass and an altimeter.
Check out a Demonstration Video of the Nautiz X3 in Action
Nautiz X7 Is Definitely Ahead of the Curve
The Nautiz X7® exemplifies the evolution of handheld computers. Packed with innovative advancements in PDA technology, it surpasses everything else on the market with its mix of power, functionality and ruggedness. The Nautiz X7 can do everything you need to do - and some things you may not have even known you could do.
Performance begins with speed and power, and the Nautiz X7 offers a lively 806 MHz Xscale processor with 128 MB of onboard RAM and a generous 4 GB of Flash storage. And this field-ready workhorse will go all day and more with a 5600 mAh Li-ion battery that will operate up to 12 hours on a single charge. No other PDA provides more storage or longer standard battery life.
The Nautiz X7 also delivers an unprecedented package of capability. It starts with integrated SiRF Star III GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11b/g WLAN functionality, plus a built-in 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash. And the Nautiz X7 goes above and beyond with innovations such as 3G capability for GSM/UMTS phone and data transmission, an integrated compass and altimeter, and even a G-sensor/accelerometer that can measure speed, vibration and rotation, opening the door to countless application possibilities. The Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, 3.5-inch VGA touchscreen display and choice of numeric or PDA keypad make this handheld as easy to operate as it is groundbreaking.
Of course, a tool with all these features won't do much good if it isn't built tough enough to take virtually anywhere. With an IP67 rating that's unsurpassed among handheld computers, the rugged Nautiz X7 is impervious to both dust and water, and it can withstand repeated drops, vibration, and operating temperatures from -22 °F to 140 °F. It weighs in at just 17 ounces, and it's compact enough to operate in one hand.
Wanna See the Nautiz X7 in Action? Check out this video