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post #1 of 14 Old 01-27-2008, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Gps

My question is about handheld GPS. I and wondering what is being used and what works well. I am thinking of getting a hand held with maps vice one of those ones dedicated to road navigation, like a Tom Tom.
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post #2 of 14 Old 01-27-2008, 10:22 PM
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I use a Magellan 400 hand held that I really like. It's the same as the Magellan 500, only the 400 has a black & white display and the 500 is color. I usually put it on the map screen and have the two customized sections set for elevation and speed.

I have a neopreme case that's designed for handlebar mounting and it's easy to transfer back and forth from my Harley to my V-Strom.


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I have a magellan explorists. Works great for most things. My only gripe is the lack of memory (easily fixed on ugpraded models). Its hardwired into a ram mount.


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I use a Garmin CPS 60Cx. I have a 2 gig card with all of North America loaded.

I use it on the Strom, in my car, in my Ultralight. Incredbly versatile, works well.

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I have a Garmin 60Csx handheld with RAM mounts for both my bikes.

The screen can be a bit small for navigating in city traffic but it is a wonderfully versatile unit for the bikes, boat, car, hiking, skiing or what have you.



It is the single most useful farkle I've bought.


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+1 on the Garmin 60Cs (I didn't bother with the "x", got that on my watch) I've been using a variety of Garmin handhelds for years; this one is the best yet. I've heard some people complain about the smaller screen, but it doesn't bother me. Any bigger and it wouldn't be handheld, after all. Stick a 2GB card in it and it has tons of room for maps, tracks, etc.
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+1 on the Garmin 60Cs (I didn't bother with the "x", got that on my watch)
You have a SirfIII GPS chipset in your watch?

The "x" models give you the SD card expansion and the better chipset. As well as compatibility with the NT version of the maps AFAICT.

The "s" gives you the barometric pressure/altitude/magenetic compass features.

I plan on getting the 60Cx soon.

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You have a SirfIII GPS chipset in your watch?

The "x" models give you the SD card expansion and the better chipset. As well as compatibility with the NT version of the maps AFAICT.

The "s" gives you the barometric pressure/altitude/magenetic compass features.

I plan on getting the 60Cx soon.
Doesn't everyone???

Sigh, you're absolutely right. I got my "s" and my "x" confused.

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Doesn't everyone???

Sigh, you're absolutely right. I got my "s" and my "x" confused.

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just wanted to make sure there was no confusion for the original poster

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Thanks guys, I noticed that most of you who have replied are from Ontario.
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I Look forward to more comments on GPSs

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