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Good handheld GPS

#1
I'm looking to buy a new hand-held GPS for exercise, tabbing and the like... anyone have any good recommendations? i used to have a Garmin geko but it wasn't up to the task, no military units and used AAA batteries...

any help much appreciated!
 

Biped

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#6
The sexiest GPS I've seen to date is the Garmin 60CSx.



Here's a good review of Garmins latest model, the Oregon 400T, and it is quite clear about why the 60CSx is still a better product.

It's green, waterproof, backlit, uses AA batteries, is rugged and I use mine on my pushbike, in my car and on the trail as a handheld. You can also use it for glide angles and suchlike if you like jumping out of planes, or you can take it to sea with you, where it can give you things like water temperature, again fishing times as well as water-born charting.

It's got room for an 8gb memory card, which will fit the entire UK Ordnance Survey map on WITH contours. It gives comprehensive road navigation, with nearby shopping, hotels, pubs, clubs, bars, cop shops etc etc etc too.

The list of features is extraordinary, such as:

Area calculations, hunting and fishing times, barometric pressure, altitude, fishing and hunting best times, sunset and sunrise, moonset and moonrise, calculator, games, back-tracking - it tracks 5000 automatic waypoints of the route you've travelled on, as well as being able to set in hundreds of your own waypoints for forward navigation too.

Did I mention it works in mils or degrees, imperial measure or metric? Well, it does.

All the mapping is in colour too, showing woods, rivers, tracks as well as roads, close ups of large road junctions and turn-offs too.

To summarise - it's the dogs bowlarks!
 
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Biped said:
The sexiest GPS I've seen to date is the Garmin 60CSx.



Here's a good review of Garmins latest model, the Oregon 400T, and it is quite clear about why the 60CSx is still a better product.

It's green, waterproof, backlit, uses AA batteries, is rugged and I use mine on my pushbike, in my car and on the trail as a handheld. You can also use it for glide angles and suchlike if you like jumping out of planes, or you can take it to sea with you, where it can give you things like water temperature, again fishing times as well as water-born charting.

It's got room for an 8gb memory card, which will fit the entire UK Ordnance Survey map on WITH contours. It gives comprehensive road navigation, with nearby shopping, hotels, pubs, clubs, bars, cop shops etc etc etc too.

The list of features is extraordinary, such as:

Area calculations, hunting and fishing times, barometric pressure, altitude, fishing and hunting best times, sunset and sunrise, moonset and moonrise, calculator, games, back-tracking - it tracks 5000 automatic waypoints of the route you've travelled on, as well as being able to set in hundreds of your own waypoints for forward navigation too.

Did I mention it works in mils or degrees, imperial measure or metric? Well, it does.

All the mapping is in colour too, showing woods, rivers, tracks as well as roads, close ups of large road junctions and turn-offs too.

To summarise - it's the dogs bowlarks!
What a package; thanks for the advice!

However, if it doesn't lay the campfire and organise a brew, I am not that interested! :D

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