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Old February 15th, 2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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Alright, I've seen some discussion and comparisons on here between units but not sure what opinions are on for the most functional ones.
I am looking for a unit to use most importantly for snowmobiling, ATVing, and offroad in my TJ. If I could use it in the city as well, that would be great but not a deal breaker.
Who has what and what advice can anyone share?

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Old February 15th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #2
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Any Garmin.... I have a GPSmap60cx and love it....
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Old February 19th, 2010, 08:18 AM   #3
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I have a garmin Etrex for sale 40.00 It the base model no maps but is in great shape and works just find. Always got me where i needed to go.
However the gps with the maps or good for boating and traveling, a real nice feature. I hear aton of good things about the tom toms.

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I personally use a Garmin Oregon 400t. It has topo for the US already on it. And I also have the road software on a SD card so I can switch back and forth. It also leaves tracks and you can upload the files to your computer and video your trails on google maps if you convert them to kmz format ( theres websites that do it) so you can view your trails on google maps. Its pretty sweet!
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I just picked up a Garmin Colorado 400T. I use it for metal detecting, berry & morel picking. I just picked up a dash mount for it and hope to map out trail networks. The topo maps are really a great feature. The trax feature is great for deep woods uncharted trips....
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What are the opinions/comparisons between the Garmin 62S, Garmin Oregon 450t, and the Delorme PN60??
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I just use my smart phone or tablet with backcountry navigator app. Does everything that my hand held GPS does.
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I just use my smart phone or tablet with backcountry navigator app. Does everything that my hand held GPS does.
Assuming you're somewhere with cell service.

I've seen my iPhone 4 nav fritz out deep in the Smokies where there was no cell service. Garmin 60 CSX never missed a beat.

Just sayin...
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Assuming you're somewhere with cell service.

I've seen my iPhone 4 nav fritz out deep in the Smokies where there was no cell service. Garmin 60 CSX never missed a beat.

Just sayin...
you don't need cell service to use app... it works off the GPS on the phone just like a handheld does. You just down load the area you will be in and you are ready to go. Maps are free and you have a wide choice of maps you can download. I have never had an issue with the app, in fact when my friends Magellan handheld lost signal, we had to use the app to get use back on track.
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Just downloaded the trial version to my phone to try it out.
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The Garmin handhelds mentioned are all good. The Delormes are ok but the earlier models were known to be slow. Magellan hs the shittiest customer service. Avoid. Garmin's is spectacular.

I use a Garmin Nuvi 550 (dashmount) with the Midwest topos loaded via an SD card too. I can use t as a handheld for a couple hours if I want too.
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I have a Magellan after having two Garmins. They all work and I have not needed and customer support for either. I did just pick up a Garmin Nuvi for the car.
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I have a Magellan after having two Garmins. They all work and I have not needed and customer support for either. I did just pick up a Garmin Nuvi for the car.
Hope you don't ever need it either. I couldn't tell you how many times I had to call them about the POS (Xplorer??) I had. The issue was never solved either.

My first Garmin crapped-out 2 months out of warranty. They sent me a brand new one no charge and no hassles.
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I just use my smart phone or tablet with backcountry navigator app. Does everything that my hand held GPS does.
This is what I have been using lately. I am really liking it so far but I have not put it through its paces on a run yet. I just got a RAM tablet mount for my jeep. Having a 10" screen makes looking at topo maps on the trail so much easier.
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Three years later and you still haven't decided on a GPS?
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