I made the comparison table (below) to compare the Spectra Precision SP60 and SP80 products.
Let me summarize the differences:
Price SP60 costs 11% less. SP60 does not have hot swapable battery. SP60 does not have nifty display. SP60 does have L-Band for Centerpoint (nifty but none of my customer will use.) SP60 has 1/8 the internal memory. SP60 does not have an internal cell phone. SP60 does not have internal Wi-Fi (which is kind of a deal breaker for me, I love the internal Wi-Fi!) SP60 does not appear to have tilt sensor.
|Cost for L1L2 GNSS UHF Rover||$12,400||$13,995|
|Built in Wi-Fi||NO||802.11 BGN|
|Internal Static Occupation Memory||256 MB||2 GB|
|Maximum Recording Rate||10 Hz||20Hz|
|L-Band (RTX Center Point Support)||YES||NO|
|Bluetooth||2.1 EDR Long Range||2.1 EDR|
|Bluetooth for Site Corrections||YES||NO|
|Internal GSM Cell Modem||none||3.5 G QuadBand|
|Number of batteries||1||2|
|Battery Life (GNSS + UHF Rx)||8 hours||10 hours|
|Weight||930 g (2.1 lb)||1170 g (2.6 lb)|
|Memory Expansion||none||32 GB SD Card|
|UHF Radio (exact same for both receivers)||XDL 2-Watt||XDL 2-Watt|
|Anit-theft||Lock to Location||Lock to Location,
SMS, EMail Msgs
So what is going on here? My guess is the SP80 is positioned to be the choice for most typical sales. And my guess is the SP60 is a price-point flexible offering. So you will see deals, trade-ins, promotions, discounts, specials, great quantity pricing and super-duper pricing in South America and Asia.
But I won’t know for sure until someone comes along and tries to purchase 20 of them at once!