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Old 02-05-2011, 11:12 AM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

Blacktail - The 3 GPS receivers that you mentioned are the best 3 in my opinion. Can't go wrong with the 60CSx

The advantages of going to the new model (GPSMAP 62s) is you have Garmin's new software and a better processor to handle more map data. The new software allows you to import Raster maps and Garmin's Bird's Eye imagery

If you ever see yourself wanting some of these capabilities then you should get the 62s
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:36 PM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

I don't know much about them (any GPS), but my first and only one is a Garmin 60CSx and I love it. It has already helped out a lot both hunting and on the farm.
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:45 PM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

I elk hunt Mt. Saint Helens every year and the 60CSx has not failed me.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:54 PM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

I bought the 60. We tried to download the topographical map from the disk that came with it, but couldn't figure out how to transfer it from pc to the Garmin unit. Do I need a chip in it to do it? I figured I would be able to down load the map with the computer.
This thing is harder to use than I thought it would be, the book doesn't seem to explain some info good enough for an inexperienced person as myself.
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:23 AM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

Yes, if you have the 60CSx you would need a chip in it to store map data. Or did you get the 60?

Yes, downloading maps to the GPS can be frustrating and time consuming. That's why we offer pre-loaded chips that you can just plug into your GPS and have all the statewide hunting data you need.

Check it out in the LRH Gear shop
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:48 AM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

yah it is the CSx one. I had trouble with running it even with the book it is complicated. I can see I would need to use it a lot to beable to use it while huntin in the mountains. The book doesn't seem to explain things very good. I couldn't see anywhere where it said to install a chip to retain the topo map in the unit. Thanks for your help! If my friend can't find a chip for me, I might order one from you!
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:41 PM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

The 62 and 78 series are the latest & greatest. I have the 78S which floats and its very very good. I will not tell you that you should not buy the 60 series as they are a very good gps and have lots and lots of loyal happy owners. The 62/78 series is the current technology.
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