Which GPS to buy?

jhower

Super Active Member
Jul 25, 2006
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DW and I are interested in trying geocaching and are shopping for a GPS. We're looking at units in the area of $200.00. I've read online descriptions of some of the Garmin and Magellan models but always prefer to hear fomr folks actually using them.

Thanks in advance for any assistance!


John & Cindy in Pennsylvania
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CND SuperCrew

Member
Apr 17, 2005
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Once you get into the mapping software, its great to plan trip and find POI in strange cities. We are planning a 5k trip this summer and I have it all planned out on my Garmin 76Cx. Routes, POI, stores, etc.

Ron & Lori

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Tourdejoe

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John and Cindy,

Good call on the Garmin I own a Magellan Sportrak Pro. I purchased the Mapsend TOPO USA maps. I primarily use the GPS for on the water tracking in my yak. My paddling partner owns a Garmin so I get to compare often.

My opinion is that the Garmin maps are far superior to the Magellan maps. More detail and more accurate.

Your mileage may vary.

Joe and Mary

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Edited by - Tourdejoe on May 11 2007 13:10:50
 

jhower

Super Active Member
Jul 25, 2006
1,208
We bought the Garmin Mapsource software to go with the GPS and have been very happy with. Great for traveling and finding POI! Thanks to the mapping software we've been able to find a couple of better routes for places we often go.


John & Cindy in Pennsylvania
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'95 Dodge Dakota 4x2 3.9L <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle>
His <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle> & Hers <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle> Pelican kayaks
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PMEDIC9

Member
Mar 3, 2008
78
Massachusetts
I have a Garmin Map60csx that has geocaching built right in.

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phipps

Super Active Member
Jan 27, 2007
840
Sidney, OH
My Vista C has the geocaching function and it works very well. I ordered Mapsource City Navigator 2008 so I'm able to download maps and use it for routing as well. I used it on a trip to Cleveland this past weekend and it worked very well.

Gary N8WSQ

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bobcap

Member
Feb 15, 2008
11
I just got the TomTom ONE XL on QVC with a nice bundle of stuff for $200 - it's a fantastic unit and has a 4.3" Screen
 




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