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Old 05-15-2003, 08:46 AM
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Re: Gps witch one to buy??

I have seen quite a few in different camps. I own a Magellan MAP330, but would probably recomend the Garmin e-trex Vista with 24 MB RAM.
Having the ability to download a ridiculous amount of map detail makes a GPS more than a simple navigation device. Instead of saying I want to go from point A to point B, you can understand that their is a big mountain, a creek and a lake between those two points and decide on better ways to get there.
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Old 05-15-2003, 03:19 PM
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Re: Gps witch one to buy??

I have a Garmin 12XL and love it, it is great. I have use the magellen GPS 2000,2000XL, and 310.THese worked ok, the 2000's are pretty slow. The two GPS 310's I use would lock up some times as you were navigating back to a waypoint. Our project leader sent them back to be checked out.I have not used either one since so I do not know how they work now. They were very easy to use and were fairly quick.
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Old 05-15-2003, 08:22 PM
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Re: Gps witch one to buy??

I recently purchased a GPS and did a lot of research before doing so. Several of the units that are being mentioned in previous posts are almost obsolete compared to what is available today. I chose a Garmin 76S over the Magellan Meridian line. The Garmin costs significantly more, but you will quickly be glad you did. One of the features that you will learn to appreciate is the higer resolution of the Garmin screen. It allows more information to be displayed on the base map and downloaded maps when the unit is used on a screen with less zoom than the equivalent Magellan. Reception on all units is comparable.
Feel free to call me at 620.437.6189 after 20:00 CST if you want to talk to me about your potential purchase. Reception on all units is comparable.

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Old 05-15-2003, 08:41 PM
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Re: Gps witch one to buy??

Good info on the various GPS units guys. Now for a twist: The software used to get the downloadable maps (whether from the Internet or from a map CD) into the GPS units. Any recommendations? I guess my main requirements are that it (the GPS) accept the data via USB or FireWire, and preferably Mac compatible, though I have VirtualPC/WinXP for the few programs that just plain don't have Mac versions (i.e. Sierra Infinity V, Exbal)

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Monte
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Old 05-15-2003, 08:57 PM
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Re: Gps witch one to buy??

I am on my fourth GPS unit, having owned and/or tested extensively units from Garmin, Lowrance and Magellan.

I can say that the most reliable handheld unit, with the features I need for hiking and boating, is the Garmin E-Trex Vista. As CJ said, the downloadable maps are incredible - they're topo maps.

On my boat, the Lowrance 1600, with the larger screen, is more usable at high speed than the smaller Vista. Downloadable maps available for it as well...

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Old 05-15-2003, 09:46 PM
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Re: Gps witch one to buy??

I have downloaded maps to the Garmin and Magellan using DB-9 Serial port.
Yur post got me interested so I did a bit of research. The new Meridians from Magellan have USB ability. The e-trex series from Garmin appear to still be using RS-232.

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Old 05-18-2003, 09:36 AM
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Re: Gps witch one to buy??

I sorta helped CJ decide to get his.. All I said was .. no question, get it..!! I think to say the least he's happy...

E-trex vista 2 years of work out here and it is a top-notch unit!! The maps are a great thing... especially if you have wide ope spaces like here...
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