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Hand held GPS: What s the best one out there?

Post by Ross & Alice » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:41 pm

Sons birthday Friday, We'd like to get him a new GPS that he can carry in his backpack on his Quad at Glamis.
What the best one out there?
Where are the best prices?
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Post by Kevlar » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:47 pm

You cant go wrong with anything from Garmin. The Legend is the best seller. You can find it for $120 just about anywhere

I chose a little more pricer one.
http://www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap76csx/

Amazon has it for $436
Garmin GPSMap 76CSx on Amazon

This thread sold me.
http://gpsinformation.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=161


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Post by Greg Hall » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:59 pm

On my two wheeler I use a Garmin GPS map60. I went with this over the more expensive color units as being handlebar mounted it could get damaged easily.

In the Jeep I use a Magellan 315 and have been pleased with it.

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Post by LoBuck » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:11 pm

Moved from Wide Open Sand to GPS • Two-Way Radios Forum.

I've had the etrex Legend for a couple of years and it has worked well. Bought it a Wal-Mart.

There are a lot topics about this in this forum. Here are just a few:

GPS for a quad

Point me in the right direction

Need help on picking GPS model
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Post by RAPTOR DRIVER » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:40 pm

More information would help. How would he be using it? Would it be only for an emergency to help him find his way back to camp if he got lost or separated from your group? Is there a chance that he might want to mount it on the bike so he could use it while riding to navigate the dunes? Would he be using it only at Glamis where the ability to load maps is not needed because there are no roads or trails? How old is your son? Does he drive and would he also use it in his car and want turn by turn navigation capability? There are a wide range of models available a to suite a wide range of needs.

If he is really going to carry it in his back pack all of the time and only use it to get back to camp if he became lost in the dunes a simple model like the Garmin Forerunner 101 would be a good choice. They can be purchased for around $110 and he could wear it like a watch when he needed it, which would be much better than having to retrieve it from his back pack repeatedly to make sure he was going in the right direction .

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Post by LoBuck » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:53 pm

One that may be worth a look is the Rino series. They have a built-in FRS radio that can "beam" your exact location to another Rino user using "Position Reporting". Could be very handy for a little guy to tell the big guy were he is and vice versa.

Rino 110

I'm thinking nats-fj40 has a pair of those. Check the threads that I linked 2 posts above.
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Post by RAPTOR DRIVER » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:01 am

Rino's are extremely cool if the budget will allow you to buy two of them.

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Post by Ross & Alice » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:32 am

LoBuck wrote:One that may be worth a look is the Rino series. They have a built-in FRS radio that can "beam" your exact location to another Rino user using "Position Reporting". Could be very handy for a little guy to tell the big guy were he is and vice versa.

Rino 110

I'm thinking nats-fj40 has a pair of those. Check the threads that I linked 2 posts above.
Looks like thats the one to fit our needs, I'll uy a couple.
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Post by nats-fj40 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:29 am

Yup, got the rino's. I like 'em, display could be bigger for my old eyes but it works. Haven't lost my camp in a long time.
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Post by Woodglue » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:39 pm

nats-fj40 wrote: Haven't lost my camp in a long time.
:roll: Oh, tell me about it!
I have a bit of a different problem though... I know where my camp is, I just don't know where I'm at. :roll:
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Post by jhitesma » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:15 am

Don't know if these are decent units or not but for the price I'm tempted to pick one up as a spare. They're "Cobra GPS 1000 DLX Handheld" and are on woot.com.

The catch with woot.com is they'll only be up there for 24 hours max...shorter if they sell out. And GPSes they usually sell out quick. They've had a couple of good GPS deals on there lately though so keen an eye out each night (11PM AZ is when the days product goes live...some sell out in minutes so check early!)

http://www.woot.com/

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