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Which model and brand of GPS do you use?

 
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Which model and brand of GPS
Garmin - eTrex
26%
 26%  [ 10 ]
Garmin - GPSMAP 76
10%
 10%  [ 4 ]
Garmin - GPSMAP 60
36%
 36%  [ 14 ]
Garmin - Colorado 400T GPS
7%
 7%  [ 3 ]
Garmin - Edge 705
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Magellan - Triton
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Pharos - Traveler GPS
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Other
18%
 18%  [ 7 ]
Total Votes : 38

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meralgia
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Which model and brand of GPS do you use? Reply with quote

I'm trying to get a sense of which GPS'er you're using so that if we do a Tech Q/A at the Fall event, we can answer your questions intelligently. Wink

If you're using an "other", would you please post to let us know what you're using?


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msteffel
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garmin Forerunner 305.
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sir_zman
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a huge difference between the Garmin 60/76 and the Garmin 60/76 'X' series, they almost need their own category.
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meralgia
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree--unfortunately it won't let me adjust or change the categories now that the poll is "on". I see a couple other GPS'rs I've missed, thus creating the "let me know what "other" unit you have. I realize once you get a brand you kinda forget that others exist.
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casinoman
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magellan explorist 300
Magellan explorist 500 LE
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garmin 76Cx
Colorado 300
Navman 510
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m&tcacheseekers
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garmin 60CSx
Garmin legend HCx
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loneeagle_24
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garmin 60cs
Garmin 60csx
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Dances With Beehives
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garmin V
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joboo
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a garmin map 60, and a map 60cs. since i purchased the 60cs i don't touch the 60. after using the 60cs for over a year 1/2, i could never go back to a non colored gps screen. so much easier on the eyes IMHO. i've never used any thing but a garmin, so i'm kind of biased, but a buddy of mine has a lowrance <?sp.>, don't remember the model, but i think the garmin blows it away. Peace, Joboo
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15Tango
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted for Garmin GPSmap 60, but after reading the thread, I should add the "CSx" caveats. I have a friend who works part-time in the camping department at REI, and she's trying to sell me on the Oregon, but I've been happy with what I have, and I'll have to break it beyond repair before I upgrade.
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RonGerth
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the Colorado 400T for caching now but had a 76CSx that I used before that. I really like the 76CSx and only upgraded because my wife bought the Colorado for me for a father's day/anniversary present. Now that I am using the Colorado a bunch I like it better. The only thing that I do not like about the Colorado is the data entry. I carried a Palm Pilot and the 76 and was able to track TBs, coins, notes and etc. I have to admit that data entry with that wheel is a total pain in the neck. OTOH, having the hints, the last several logs and the complete description of the cache all on one unit is great. The only things that I do not like about the units is their screen. In bright sunlight it is hard to see the screen, I turn up the backlight and with the 76 changed the screen colors to try to make it work. The very first gps that I got was a VistaCx and love that screen display as I can see it in the sun. If the powers that be at Garmin were to ask me what I would do to make an already great system better it would be to put that Vista screen on that Colorado unit............. (also fix the data entry but I think the Oregon took care of that) and it would be perfect.

Ron
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