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post #1 of 21 Old May 20th, 2012, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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In need of GPS unit advice

I have been looking around for GPS unit and would like some advice if anyone would like to give some. Thanks.

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post #2 of 21 Old May 20th, 2012, 09:27 PM
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What advice would you like, specifically?
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I am looking for one with a decent screen easy to use. One that has or able to download maps of areas I will be riding.

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I have been looking around for GPS unit and would like some advice if anyone would like to give some. Thanks.

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Do you have an Iphone?

If so, start cheap and look at the motionX app.
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I need one for riding trails. Not road or highway use.

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I have been looking around for GPS unit and would like some advice if anyone would like to give some. Thanks.

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I need one for riding trails. Not road or highway use.

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Comes with topo maps loaded, can add your own maps if you want, water resistant, has trackback feature, etc etc etc.
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I need one for riding trails. Not road or highway use.

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The one I mentioned is not for road use, it's $5, and is sat based.

We used it to find my friend's wrecked rzr in Glamis and it worked great. I now use it in place of my garmin handheld I used to use. It's now the backup.

@ $5, it may be a great starting point if you have an iPhone.
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Garmin Nuvi all the way. I have about 10 gps' (for different applications) and for the rzr the nuvi is the way to go. If you want to step it up a bit, get the "Montana" by garmin, it has some pretty cool features but double the price.

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Re: In need of GPS unit advice

I'm "old school" been using GPS units since they first came out. Bought a Nuvi 500 almost a year ago, almost have most of it figured out. Requires learning a whole new language, for example no more waypoints - now favorites etc. You said you wanted simple to use. Your going to have a learning curve for the Nuvi. The getting started guide is good for turning it on and off - not much else. The owners manual you have to download is not very much better. A friend has a Montana many more features than the Nuvi - for me probably a two - three year learning curve. Seem that all the newer GPS units have way more features, just no longer intuitive or easy to learn. I finally figured out how to save a track (but not called a track) about a month ago. So far haven't figured out how to use the 4gb micro card I bought for it - No mention of its function in the manual - but someday...maybe. None of this stuff is in the manual. So far the only really positive thing I can say is that Garmin has really great technical support.

Oh and don't use your free map upgrade that comes with the unit. They automatically delete the topo maps that come with the unit and you will have to buy a set of maps for the area that you ride if you want topos. No warning on the delete of the topos.
Sorry for a little venting, but just wanted you to know what my experience was. If the screen on my Etrex wasn't so small I probably would have gone back to it.

Not to be totally discouraging, as I learn how to use features and do them a few times they work really well and its really a nice gps, just a pain to learn.

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Re: In need of GPS unit advice

I have been doing some research on gps and have decided on the Garmin Montana 650. I just ordered it on line today from here Garmin, Magellan, Bushnell, ACR, Humminird & Lowrance GPS Systems; Ram Mounts and GPS Accessories. BlueFox GPS Vehicle, Fleet, Personnel Tracking Service. Factory Authorized Dealer - GPS Central Canada. Best prices around. It has some prety cool features and will do everything that I want and then some. It can be used as a nuvi also with the proper maps instaled. I bought it because I will be using it for quading, sledding, hunting, fishing, hiking and city driving. With the proper maps instaled it will do all of that. It is a bit pricy though.
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Re: In need of GPS unit advice

Cannot go wrong with the Montana 650 (I have the 650t and love it). Uploading maps are easy and there are some great website with map and trails/tracks from other enthusiast you can download for free. check out Hiking Trails, Mountain Bike Trails & Trail Maps | Trails.com.

I love the feature that allows you to take a pic and load it as a waypoint in the GPS.

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Bah.... I don't need a GPS. My daddy gave me a "Y" chromosome.
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