Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Off-Topic > Sports, Hobbies & Interests

Notices

Handheld GPS... how much do you use yours?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-21-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
TNDrew [OP] TNDrew is offline
Senior Member
TNDrew is one of the sharper tools in the shedTNDrew is one of the sharper tools in the shedTNDrew is one of the sharper tools in the shedTNDrew is one of the sharper tools in the shedTNDrew is one of the sharper tools in the shedTNDrew is one of the sharper tools in the shedTNDrew is one of the sharper tools in the shedTNDrew is one of the sharper tools in the shedTNDrew is one of the sharper tools in the shedTNDrew is one of the sharper tools in the shedTNDrew is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TNDrew's Avatar
Name: Drew
Joined: Feb 2012, #72813
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 367
TNDrew's Tacoma Gallery
Handheld GPS... how much do you use yours?

I am thinking about getting a Garmin for hunting, fishing, hiking and geocaching. How much do you actually use yours? More or less than you thought you would when you bought it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 05:32 AM   #2
Ron F. Swanson
JaSkynyrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedJaSkynyrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedJaSkynyrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedJaSkynyrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedJaSkynyrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedJaSkynyrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedJaSkynyrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedJaSkynyrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedJaSkynyrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedJaSkynyrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedJaSkynyrd is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JaSkynyrd's Avatar
Joined: May 2011, #57269
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 483
JaSkynyrd's Tacoma Gallery
If I had one I would use it a lot. Both of my brothers-in-law have them and we use them for geocaching, kayaking, and hiking. If I had one myself, I'd spring for a top of the line one; one bro-in-law has an older one and it was a very nice one when new, the features are lacking now. The other bro-in-law has a much newer waterproof one with topographical maps and a touch color screen. Here's a shot of it:



Not the best picture but you can see we actually use it. I will be asking for one for Christmas this year. Another use for it, at least for me, would be taking it mountain biking to see my average and maximum speeds and my total elevation change.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 06:24 AM   #3
I'm your huckleberry
skidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
skidooman's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2011, #54438
Location: Elko, NV
Age: 29
Gender: Dude
Posts: 4,182
skidooman's Tacoma Gallery
I don't use mine a tin, but enough to justify it. I use it for hiking, hunting and ice fishing. It's a Garmin 60CSx. Not top of the line, but has plenty of features for me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
Senior Member
penguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
penguins_cc's Avatar
Name: Will
Joined: Aug 2010, #41874
Location: Bellevue, WA
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,009
penguins_cc's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Skype™ to penguins_cc
I use my Garmin 62s quite a bit. I still want a nav head unit in the cab for the bigger screen but can't beat the Garmin for accuracy and other features. My favorite is plugging into a computer after I get home and seeing my journey on Google Earth. Makes it so much easier to research an area. There is also something comforting about being able to follow your tracks after the road has forked a bunch of times and it all starts to look the same as the previous turn. I think a Garmin would be perfect for the uses you described.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 08:46 AM   #5
Wag More Bark Less
Simon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Simon's Mom's Avatar
Army: Retired 1983-2007 Signal O4
Name: Judy or Jude :)
Joined: Apr 2007, #1297
Location: SBurl Vermont
Gender: Chick
Posts: 8,035
Simon's Mom's Tacoma Gallery
I have an oregon 450 I use alot for geocaching.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone had any experience with handheld cb's? sch0enne Off-Roading & Trails 12 06-02-2013 11:44 PM
Handheld CB OK? OH-MAN 2nd Gen. Tacomas 25 02-25-2011 12:39 PM
Handheld walkie talkies rab89 Audio & Video 33 07-10-2010 05:42 PM
Help! Shopping for my first gps handheld MTgirl Technology 22 01-22-2010 02:59 PM
handheld gps nd Off-Topic Discussion 20 09-16-2009 07:52 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.