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post #1 of 5 Old 12-12-2009, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Garmin Street/Topo <$200 gps?

I'm looking for a $200 or less gps for my Bike, Car, and woods. Needs to have decent battery life (8hr), a larger than hand held screen (than HCX), and be movable to all my vehicles. I have the garmin Topo disc, so I want to be able to load maps to the unit for hiking/hunting. Does it exist? The web site seems to omit the topo info. Thanks

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I'm looking for a $200 or less gps for my Bike, Car, and woods. Needs to have decent battery life (8hr), a larger than hand held screen (than HCX), and be movable to all my vehicles. I have the garmin Topo disc, so I want to be able to load maps to the unit for hiking/hunting. Does it exist? The web site seems to omit the topo info. Thanks
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Amazon has the Nuvi 550 for $206. Not a handheld but it does meet you general specs. I was looking at the 500 for a while but it is still around $260. Question; If you load the topo map along with the City Nav map, Do they overlay (complement) each other, or is it more of a one map or the other?

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On my Garmin Etrex Vista HCX, you can choose to use the topo or street maps. It's great in the woods, but the screen is just too small for car/bike use for me.

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Ritz Camera is selling the Nuvi 550 for $199 with free shipping.

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I just ordered the 550 last night, but the 500 is the one with topo maps.

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