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woody747

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GPS
« on: November 02, 2014, 09:07:57 PM »
HI just wondering what is the best gps/tracker for mapping your route to make sure you can back out of the bush, any help / ideas would be great.

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Re: GPS
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014, 05:37:42 AM »
Hard to make any recommendation without a lot more info from you. Do you want the GPS to display maps on the screen? Satellite imagery? Where are you located? Price range? How large or small? Do you want it to have a compass and altimeter? Do you want pushbuttons or a touchscreen?

The maps on this site only work on Garmin devices. A couple attractively priced models would be the Garmin eTrex 20 (about $150 street price) and the Oregon 450 (discontinued, but refurbs available with full warranty from Garmin's eBay store for $200).

The eTrex 20 has buttons is is very small. It does not have a compass or altimeter. The Oregon 450 has has a touchscreen, compass and altimeter. Both devices are compatible with the maps here as well as satellite imagery from Garmin Birdseye.

If you don't want the unit to show maps on the screen, you could look at the eTrex 10. It will show where you have been, but not map. Street price is closer to $100.
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Re: GPS
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 06:42:46 PM »
Hi Thanks for your advice, i am currently new to quading and live in Perth WA, just wanted a GPS so i can go out to new locations and not worry about finding my way out, been going out with a friend who knows his way about but dont want rely on this. Looking for a mid range price, not to sure about the display as i have not done this before so any advice would be helpful.