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Old 19 January 2004, 14:11   #1
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GPS recommendation (handheld) please.

Can anybody recommend a good value for money, handheld GPS or point me to the thread where its all been done before please?

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Old 19 January 2004, 14:48   #2
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Just run a search on handheld GPS im sure it'll turn up quite a few threads.

If i were you i'd have a look at the Garmin GPS 72 or if you have more money then the Garmin GPSmap 72. Quality units, quite large though, but they are completly waterproof and float.
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Old 19 January 2004, 16:16   #3
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Has anyone had any experience with the Magellan Marine GPS. I was on their stand at the boatshow and the unit looked really tough with maps and navigation information. Similar price to the Garmin GPSMAP 76.
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Old 19 January 2004, 17:05   #4
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I personally prefer Garmin. I prefer the GPS 12 model or higher. The e-trex is great as a standby h/h gps but can be a bit fiddly for ofunctions other than the basic Lat/Lon.
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Old 19 January 2004, 18:38   #5
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Magellen 330

OK, thanks. Anybody familiar with Magellen 330?
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Old 20 January 2004, 04:00   #6
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I've had good service from my Garmin 12.

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Old 20 January 2004, 16:21   #7
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Handheld

I've used Garmin 12 XL some years now and it's just perfect for me, old model though. It is perfect support for the map and compass navigation.

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Old 20 January 2004, 19:28   #8
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I have a refurbished garmin 12 for 3 years. Cost me 90 from one of the Web traders. Easy to use, eats batteries (came with rechargeables, but I always keep a spare set of standard alkalines on board also).

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Old 20 January 2004, 19:49   #9
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I use a secondhand Garmin GPS III Pilot. Paid 150 three years ago & it is great. I use it in my vehicle (Jeep) whilst offroad driving, in handheld mode for hiking & now on my boat. I cannot fault it!
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