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post #1 of 20 Old 10-17-2007, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a GPS that...

is used mostly for marking down spots while hiking. This spring I'm going to start exploring this great state of Pennsylvania, and I'll like something to mark coordinates for possible hunting/fishing/cool areas.

While mounting on my bike would be nice, it's not absolutely necessary.

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post #2 of 20 Old 10-17-2007, 07:57 PM
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The Garmin Quest does that really easily.
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post #3 of 20 Old 10-17-2007, 07:59 PM
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There's a lot of handheld GPS units out there that would serve your purposes. As far as I know, most units will let you store locations you want to remember, in some fashion.

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Yeah, they will virtually all do that. A Garmin ETrex Legend cX would be a good choice (makre sure it's a "cx" or "c" version). Magellan probably has some as well but I'm not familiar with them.

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Give the Garmin Etrex Legend CX a look. Thats the one I'm gunning for.
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I've got a Garmin GPSMAP60 CSx. I use it for hiking, cycling and on my Wee and am extremely happy. Only downside is the built-in compass, it doesn't seem to do the trick very well, so next time I would save the extra bucks for the 'x' version. It's highly configurable and has a good memory for 'breadcrumbs', so in addition to marking specific locations it tells you afterwards how you got there. Size is convenient for hiking (fits into pant pocket) and it's waterproof and ruggedized.

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post #7 of 20 Old 10-18-2007, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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There's a lot of handheld GPS units out there that would serve your purposes. As far as I know, most units will let you store locations you want to remember, in some fashion.
That's the problem, there's a ton. They're a lot of money too, and trying to find one with decent reviews that has what I need at the right price is proving challenging. Thanks for the leads, they definitely help.

I really like the Garmin GPSMAP60 CSx, that's probably what I'll wind up getting (or letting my wife know I want that one for Christmas )

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How much are you looking to spend? Do you want maps? Color screen?

If you just wanted to mark some locations, the cheapest <$100 GPS would be fine for you. It would be black and white, not have maps, and it would easily fit into your pocket and do exactly what you wanted. On eBay, you could find such a device for probably $50 or less.

On the other hand, if you want fancy features like color screen, expandable memory, maps, autorouting.... then you can spend many hundreds of dollars.

In general, I would look at the Garmin eTrex units, going back to the basic Yellow if you wanted cheap. The newer eTrex line, while somewhat resembling the old models, really are totally different GPSs, and are much more expensive, too.

The Garmin GPSMap series (60, 60c, 60cs, 60csx, 60cx, 76, 76c, etc) are very popular and the x-series have much better satellite reception. The newer models have expandable memory, autorouting, color screen, and are rugged.

Magellan's strong point has always been satellite reception. The standard by has always been the Meridian line. It's an out-of date series, but still good. Rugged, some good features, cheap. (I own a Meridian Gold) Magellan suffers from awful customer service.

I would specifically not recommend the Quest, as mentioned above. It will do what you want, but it is a model targeted for automotive use. Its battery can only be recharged in the cradle, the flip-up antenna is susceptible to breaking if you drop it, and it's not ergonomically designed for hand-held use.

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I have a Garmin Quest and it is a handheld for taking on hiking as well. But I have it in a RAM mount on my Wee and it works great too. The battery charge last about 20 hours on a fresh charge.

You could even hard wire for a cigarette plug but I find it easier to use the charge instead.

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I have a brand-new, unused Magellan 500 LE for sale... cheap... see the info in my sig...

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