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jwmci

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GPS recommendation
« on: May 10, 2009, 06:46:41 AM »
I'm seeking a GPS unit for backpacking and would appreciate any thoughts. I'm a Mac user. I'm looking at the Vista HCx and maybe the 60Cx (or another 60 model).

Ease of use is important. I love the idea of the Oregon 400t but it seems to be slow/buggy based on reviews.

Thanks.

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Re: GPS recommendation
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 01:14:32 PM »
Between the two listed, the Vista HCx is lighter, has a compass and altimeter, and gets better life on a set of dry cells. If you are looking to lighten your load by a couple of ounces, it's the way to go.

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Re: GPS recommendation
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 04:58:34 PM »
On the other hand the 60csx has a larger screen...

I have the 60csx and love it; on the other hand the vista hcx didn't exist at the time.
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Re: GPS recommendation
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 06:24:31 PM »
The GPSMAP60 CSx is the Vista HCx's big brother, and has the compass and altimeter. It also has a couple of other features missing from the Vista HCx that may or may not be of use, such as an RS-232 serial I/O port and and input for an external antenna.

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Re: GPS recommendation
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 07:32:21 PM »
Chances are very good you won't need an external receiver; the antennas/chips in both those units are wonderful.
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