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Old 07 June 2009, 15:31   #1
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I'm looking for a small waterproof, either hand held or wrist GPS.

It doesn't have to be fancy just give me an accurate speed and position.

Can anyone suggest any?
Ive been looking at the Garmin foretrex 201, but to be honest i don't really want to spend that much as i am sure ill loose it over the side within a week.
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Old 07 June 2009, 15:37   #2
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I've got one of these of a back up. Seems bullit proof still after 7 years & waterproof. Pretty cheap go give you speed & position with no fuss.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Magellan-320-G...3A1%7C294%3A50

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Old 07 June 2009, 17:40   #3
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I've got one of these of a back up. Seems bullit proof still after 7 years & waterproof. Pretty cheap go give you speed & position with no fuss.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Magellan-320-G...3A1%7C294%3A50

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Thanks for that ill watch that item.
How water proof are these?
I notice the battery compartment is only splashproof, so effectively the unit cant be submerged nor soaked.

It will be used on a thundercat so is bound to get soaked. Do you reckon it will cope?
Also if i were to have it say, up the arm of my dry or wet suit, does it have the facility to recall the top speeds?

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How about any old small handheld AND a 12 squid Pelicase with a transparent lid? Totally waterproof and floats!
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You could always get a Foretrex 101-cheaper and doesn't use an inbuilt battery.
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Thanks for that ill watch that item.
How water proof are these?
I notice the battery compartment is only splashproof, so effectively the unit cant be submerged nor soaked.

It will be used on a thundercat so is bound to get soaked. Do you reckon it will cope?
Also if i were to have it say, up the arm of my dry or wet suit, does it have the facility to recall the top speeds?

Thanks in advance
Have accidentally had mine in the bottom of a bag with water in so fully submerged for several hours and is fine. The battery cover screws on & reckon would be fine in heavy spray.

Not sure if it can ' remember' speed as mine only comes out every so often to make sure it still works - but for not much cash can give you a position, heading , speed , etc - even has a map ( of sorts) built in . I think they dod a 310 & a 315 which did much the same but cheaper . Think the 310 was overly basic with quite small numbers .

Or as said stick anything in a bag ( freezer or more expensive option) and its waterproof .
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Old 08 June 2009, 04:21   #7
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I have a Garmin GPS12 (forerunner of the 72) which gives you the top speed attained, but you have to dig around top find it..... Bit of a brick, but as it uses 4 AAs it seems to last forever on a set of batteries.
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Pelican case would be good, but you'd have to open it to hit any buttons. How about one of the waterproof plastic bags they sell for cell phones and such?

http://www.rei.com/product/752257

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Thanks for all the replies.
I've decided to go for a second hand Garmin gecko 201.
It does what i will need and most of all stores the maximum speed traveled since the last reset so i can even stick it in my pocket under my dry suit and just look at it when i get ashore or stop.
Alternatively ill stick it in my VHF aquapack.
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