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Old 17 April 2009, 05:36   #1
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Looking for a Handheld GPS

I am looking to get a handheld GPS as a backup, any advice on what is good and what to avoid would be helpfull.
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Old 17 April 2009, 05:56   #2
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I've got a Yellow etrex one, cheap and cheerful. Cost about £80 and has been fine so far. I use it as my main GPS and with a few vital waypoints in it gets me home.
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Old 17 April 2009, 06:21   #3
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I use the Garmin 60CSx. It seems to have a slightly larger screen than some of the others and the receiption is better than a friends etrex legend. Having the bluecharts on this is very useful but not as good as a single unit with split screen gps/finder IMO. Looking at the charts at a standstill is fine but underway the screen is too small.
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My Dads Garmin GPS12 handheld is still going strong after 12 years use.
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I have got a magellan unit. which is fine as a back up and when off hill walking or on the bikes has full euro maps (road) and is water proof. but could not use it while under way in a chop. and it dose use batts at a fair lick. but as i am seldom in waters I don't know. But it has been dropped a good few times and had lived so it gets my vote cant remember the model number but I will see if I can get it. lent it to a mate so if he thinks it is good i might not see it.
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Old 17 April 2009, 07:56   #6
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Thanks for the information, think from what I have seen so far I will go for the eTrex.
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try this garmin, it is great
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=350#gpsmap76cx
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Old 17 April 2009, 12:32   #8
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Looks like the basic etrex is discontinued now.
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Old 17 April 2009, 12:48   #9
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Etrex H is the current one, £85.99 ssp
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Old 17 April 2009, 13:23   #10
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I have a Garmin GPS12 which is great but I also have a GPS built into my phone that is more accurate!!! i have all sorts of maps and charts and i can even use Google Earth with it. It's not waterproof but works fine inside a freezer bag!!!
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