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

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by TNDrew, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. TNDrew

    TNDrew [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. JaSkynyrd

    JaSkynyrd Ron F. Swanson

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    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:

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    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.
     
  3. skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  5. Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    I have an oregon 450 I use alot for geocaching.
     
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