Handheld GPS (yes I know)

#1
Done a quick search but the choice, it seems, is almost endless and is really a personal thing.

So, what handheld or wrist GPS would people recommend for use in Afghan (and possibly the UK later on) right now. I appreciate map and compass is still top dog but GPS seems to make it easier for a quick check, etc. Things to consider though:

£100(ish) is my budget
Easy to use
Hard wearing
Good battery life.

Any help?
 
#2
Try and get a refurbished Foretrex 401, I got one 3 Years ago and its still going fine, inly cost me £80 as well.
 
#3
I use a Suunto X10m
It's a wrist watch with built in GPS.

It's a bit on the pricy side as well as a little chunky as an everyday watch but does all the usual things expected of a GPS;
(set waypoints, download to software like GoogleEarth etc, altimeter, barometer)
It's also good as a watch;
(alarm, dual time zones, red backlight ect)

It's chargeable from the mains rather than a usual battery. The only downside I've found is that when using all the features regularly, it eats power and requires regular charging...not good if on ex/ops where you don't have regular access to a plug socket.
 
#5
the_beer-man,

I have a Garmin Etrex (purchased in 2003) which I do not use. If you are interested, PM me.

Shiny
 
#6
I guess the_beer_man is not interested, anyone else want it?

Shiny
 
#8
the_beer_man,

See PM.
Shiny
 
#9
I'm still using the basic yellow etrex I got on a whim years ago, its pretty much bomb proof even though it has less features than a free app on my iphone.

I dont go anywhere without a map and compass though.
 
#10
I sent my Garmin 62csx to Hols for Hero's for auctioning around Christmas time. Havent seen it up for auction so they may still have it.
 
#11
Apologies,
Should have updated the thread to say that the_beer_man is getting the GPS I offered.

The parcel tracker currently says that the Post Office left a 'While you were out' card.

Shiny
 
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