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Which Garmin to buy?

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Old 08-15-2011, 11:53 AM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

No question it is the 62st, I love the birds eye feature. It is so nice to be able to get a over head interface with the topo map displayed in your hand. Also using the basecamp program from Garmin is a real plus. I down load all my tracks and stands to it and have a google earth style map to view on both my lap top and GPS. The touch screen interface GPS's are not as user friendly as the 62 style. Also the 62's have larger screen than the new E Trex. I am not sure that the 62ts is worth the cost compaired to the 62s when using the birds eye feature for some but I spent the money to get it.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:54 PM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

A little late to the party here, but I've been using a Garmin 60CSx for several years and love it. I use it for geocaching, hunting and driving.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:44 PM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

I've been enjoying my Garmin GPSMAP 62s. Didn't care about the birds-eye view, but I'm sure it's cool.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:49 PM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

I use the garmin oregon and I really love it.
I use it more to track where I have been and what I saw than how to get somewhere.
I keep track of all the routes I take and all the game I see. then I use my map software and google earth to plan out where to scout next I then use the gps to guide me there. I also use the map software avaible here that show land owership ect
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:10 AM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

i've got the oregon 450 and love it.

if anyone wants more info and i can help let me know.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:00 AM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

FYI, the 450t is on sale at Billings Cabelas this week for $299!! I have used the 450 for several years now and have had no problems.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:21 AM
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Re: Which Garmin to buy?

I'm on a Search and Rescue Team so my GPS sees a lot of use.
I carried a 60CSX for about 2 years and found it to be adequate.

Last year I upgraded to the 62S. The added features that this model provides over the 60CSX are well worth it. Battery life isn't great but I use rechargeables. I always make sure I have a fresh set with me especially in the cold.

I don't use the Birds-eye feature but it is certainly a nice perk if you are into that sort of thing. I have downloaded custom maps and find it easy to overlay park trail maps onto my topos.

Overall I'd definitely go with the 62 over the 60. I have done a bit of Geocaching with both and the 62 is much more accurate. Makes finding stuff in the woods a pleasure.
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