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Old June 10th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #1
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GPS Question

So I have an old Garmin GPS V that I used to use for turn by turn navigation. My new car has built in DVD nav, so I have no use for it now.

I just went hiking in the Smoky's and took the GPS V to track where we went and see the distance we travelled, but was pretty disappointed in the performance. It kept losing signal, and nothing showed up where we were. We passed a gu ont he trail with a GPS that had the trail on it, the stream running next to the trail on it and all the tiny details and it got a great signal.

Anybody know what type or model GPS I would need that would have detailed enough info took take hiking in the mountains and have everything show up? And does extra software need to be purchased? I put the Garmin Topo maps and detail maps on my GPS V but it didn't do anything.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #2
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A more better one than you have now.


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Old June 10th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #3
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thanks!!


I think the eTrex Legend will do what I want.

Appreciate the help!

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Old June 10th, 2008, 07:58 PM   #4
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Old June 10th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #5
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thanks!!


I think the eTrex Legend will do what I want.

Appreciate the help!


No.

I have the eTrex Legend. Took it on a hike and it lost signal all under the trees.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #6
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A more better one than you have now.


Your welcome.

I don't think your allowed to comment on GPS units..



Or did you figure out how to use yours?? :tonka:
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Old June 10th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #7
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I don't think your allowed to comment on GPS units..



Or did you figure out how to use yours?? :tonka:
WTF!!!! Even I forgot about that 'night' until this.
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