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GPS Recommendations

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Imagine7721, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Mar 26, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    Imagine7721

    Imagine7721 [OP] UNDESTRUCTABLE

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    I'm looking for a GPS for use with offroading and want to see if anyone has any recommendations.
    I have a TomTom that is great for street driving, but am looking for something that is good for wheeling and backpacking.
    Let me know.
     
  2. Mar 26, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    NicksRig

    NicksRig Well-Known Member

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    Go with the Garmin CSx its what I have for personal use and we have them issued at work as well. Durable and easy to use.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    IPhone!!! works great. you can pull up google earth whenever u need it. And than i also have a eTrex gps for gps corrds.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    yeah i can too but the eTrex gives me like a route of all the places that i have been so i can back track on it.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    RCBS

    RCBS "Cause I'm mighty proud of that ragged old flag."

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    i have had an Etrex Legend since '98 and it has been great. no fancy stuff, just what you need...WAAS, backtrack and decent memory. i usually get a good enough signal to be +/- 10-15'. the only thing that i don't like is the battery life. it will drain a set of "AA's" in an 8 hour day. if you use the battery saver mode and get lithium batteries, it will almost double usage time. if you don't need a bunch of bells & whistles, i would highly reccommend the Legend.do you other Garmin owners get the software updates from Garmin.com?
     
  6. Mar 26, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    wing103

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    I have two GPS, one is my HTC phone which is build in GPS with IGO8 on it. And I have an Netbook Asus eeepc 1000HE with microsoft street & map 2009 using bluetooth GPS.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    fishshooter

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    Garmin eTrex Vista HCx. It's the top of the eTrex line. You can load up what ever maps you need, and download paths and points into Google Earth. Not the fanciest, but it is tough, waterproof (I use mine on the Jet Ski) and reliable. Memory not a problem, it has a SD slot. Fairly inexpensive, and has good support from Garmin, including free software updates via their website. It's small enough for carrying, but still readable. It's great for the woods, trails and water, but kinda lousy as a highway unit.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    Imagine7721

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    Thanks guys!
    I'll look into the etrex. I took a look at the CSx, which is nice, but may be a bit much for what I need. Just need something that will get me where I want to go and back, and being able to import points to Google Earth is a plus.
     
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