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Old 04-01-2010, 11:09 AM   #1
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I'm looking into getting a hand held GPS that can plot points and is able to download points. I was wondering what everyone is using and get some suggestions. So far at stores I'm only seen the e-trex. How is this thing for the people the own them?

Thanks for the help

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Old 04-01-2010, 11:34 AM   #2
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I'm looking into getting a hand held GPS that can plot points and is able to download points. I was wondering what everyone is using and get some suggestions. So far at stores I'm only seen the e-trex. How is this thing for the people the own them?

Thanks for the help

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Garmin 60csx is by far one of the best handheld units. Does everything and can be loaded with street maps as well.

I have mine in a RAM mount in my truck.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:24 PM   #3
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I've been using an Etrex Vista HCX. It does everything the avg person needs just great. Add a larger memory card and keep all kinds of data in there.

Also look into GPX files. There are a few sites online where people have gps'd jeep trails, mtn. bike trails, etc. Last time I was in Idaho I downloaded the location of every hotspring in the state to my unit for free. It's basically just a universal format for gps files and will work with any decent gps unit.

I wedge mine between the windsheild and dashboard.
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Garmin all the way, the E-trex Vista is compact and loaded with features adn the 76x (or 76sx) is just plain easy to use. I've used em in the sandbox and never had an issue.
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I have an eTrex Legend with some topo maps downloaded on it... I have had it for 6-7 years... still works great.
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I was shopping around for awhile, decided to hold off on a purchase right now. More important things to buy first. go to http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...-handheld.html to see what everyone had to say about my questions.
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I just bought a magellen triton 300 havent used it yet. Actually I just bought it because it was so cheap ($35). I know it will do topographical maps but I dont think it will do streets.
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