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View Poll Results: Which GPS brand are you using?
Garmin 157 81.35%
TomTom 21 10.88%
Magellan 6 3.11%
Lowrance 5 2.59%
Mio 1 0.52%
Other 11 5.70%
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post #1 of 35 Old 07-24-2009, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Which GPS brand are you using?

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post #2 of 35 Old 07-24-2009, 04:19 PM
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The only one that truly works consistently, without any firmware issues, software issues, and doesn't cost an arm AND a leg AND a second mortgage to buy, upgrade and to keep going(armin).

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I have a Garmin E-Trex Legend and it died last year. It was about 5 or 6 yrs. out of warranty but Garmin gave me a refurbished unit for free. That's the best customer service I've ever experienced. I will go with Garmin on my next GPS purchase.

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I have a Garmin E-Trex Legend and it died last year. It was about 5 or 6 yrs. out of warranty but Garmin gave me a refurbished unit for free. That's the best customer service I've ever experienced. I will go with Garmin on my next GPS purchase.
Why don't you try a Zumo 660...............:rolleyes:

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I have a Zumo 450, but if I was buying today, I'd probably go for the Lowrance XOG



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I have a Zumo 450, but if I was buying today, I'd probably go for the Lowrance XOG
They're both discontinued, I think.

As to the 660, someday it will work the way it's supposed to work and not be so damcrippled.

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They're both discontinued, I think.

As to the 660, someday it will work the way it's supposed to work and not be so damcrippled.


I took a long look at the Lowrance iway system. Ultimately, went with my Mio.

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I use a Garmin Nuvi 500 as a cheaper waterproof solution, would love a Zumo, just couldn't afford one. The only thing I wish I now had was the bluetooth, but other than that it works great.
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I use a Garmin Nuvi 500 as a cheaper waterproof solution, would love a Zumo, just couldn't afford one. The only thing I wish I now had was the bluetooth, but other than that it works great.
Does it do routes and waypoints?

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Yes it does routes up to 10 legs and you can add way points. Never having used a Zumo, from the spec sheet the only major difference is blue tooth. The price was right at just over $200 as I primarily wanted to use it for multi-leg routing and I wanted it to be waterproof. Added advantage for the strom is it has built in TOPO maps.
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