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hidnseek

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What GPS to Buy? Things to think about?
« on: July 25, 2011, 09:00:26 »
Found this video that is a good one on things to think about, from canadian tire.  Click on the video on this page. http://video.canadiantire.ca/v/16704/outdoor-gps-buying-guide-sports-handheld-know-rec-need/
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Re: What GPS to Buy? Things to think about?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 09:46:26 »
Nice! A good start if you're wondering what GPS to buy.

One thing that's worth emphasizing is that cost alone is not the only criteria that should be considered when purchasing a new handheld GPSr. I think the ability to download maps into the unit is the bare minimum requirement. Many 'inexpensive' units can 'point' at waypoints and give the distance, but won't show you the river between you and the waypoint, or the tight contour lines you can avoid by choosing another route.

Maps are readily available these days. Your GPS should display the world graphically for you.

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Re: What GPS to Buy? Things to think about?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 04:58:37 »
I have a Magellan Explorist GC.  Cheap enough unit compared to others I have seen but no problems so far.  Year 2 using it and my DNF are more my eyes than my GPS. 

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Re: What GPS to Buy? Things to think about?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 15:58:18 »
a lot of people have garman's which look great but my personal favorit is the one I have: magellan GC 310