Help pick a handheld GPS

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by Mike_Poczik, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Mike_Poczik

    Mike_Poczik I Love microskiff.com!

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    I am gonna be in the market soon for a new handheld and would like some suggestions. Needs to be color, SD card compatable, EXTREMELY user friendly as I struggle with electronic items, budget $500.00. What would you suggest and why? Use for hunting and fishing.
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=8703


    I don't need the color options. I prefer the basic sub 100 dollar Etrex.
    Waypoints, go to feature, course and speed are all I use.
    But all Garmins are extremely durable and easy to use.
     

  3. Mike_Poczik

    Mike_Poczik I Love microskiff.com!

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    But all Garmins are extremely durable and easy to use.[/quote]

    HMMM funny I have a garmin 72 now and can't figure it out, as I said I am electronic device handicapped. I will take a look at it though, thanks
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I feel your pain, my vcr still flashes 12:00:00  ;)

    http://www8.garmin.com/learningcenter/training/

    http://www8.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp?market=3&subcategory=37&product=010-00309-00
     
  5. Mike_Poczik

    Mike_Poczik I Love microskiff.com!

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    Brett, thanks, after watching some of them videos, I might be able to use this model
    http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_102804_250001000_250000000_250001000_250-1-0#prodDescription
    seems easy enough, bout like a phone
     
  6. DJ

    DJ I Love microskiff.com!

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    I am also in the market for a new handheld, Has anyone used the DeLorme PN-40? It seem to be a well equiped unit.
     
  7. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    previous post...

    http://www.microskiff.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1243913599
     
  8. slkpsyd

    slkpsyd I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have the pn 40 i think its great for basic functions its easy to learn but for those willing to work a little its got great bells and whistles
     
  9. DJ

    DJ I Love microskiff.com!

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    The wife picked me up a DeLorme PN-40 today. I will break it in and give feedback
     
  10. beavis

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    Garmin 60csx, haven't opened the user manual yet.
     
  11. Michael

    Michael I Love microskiff.com!

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    I picked up a Garmin Colorado 400c fo $250 to back up my Garmin 498 which I may need to send in for repair. It's a nice color unit albeit small.