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Simple GPS Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)16:24 UTC+1 No.331753 Report

Hey /out/, does anyone have any recommendations for a simple GPS to enter waypoints in when hiking? A quick scan seems to indicate that something like the Garmin E Trex 10 would be nice.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)16:31 UTC+1 No.331754 Report

lick your finger, hold it in the wind.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)16:33 UTC+1 No.331755 Report

>>331754

haha ebin xDDD
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)17:39 UTC+1 No.331768 Report

>>331753
Dont know how you think about it, but I like to have an actual map on my GPS. But because I had a limited budget I got the etrex 30, same little screen, same functions as the 10 but you can show maps on it. I like it, even though it isnt the best one.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)18:00 UTC+1 No.331770 Report

I've always liked

http://www amazon com/Garmin-eTrex-Vista-Waterproof-Hiking/dp/B000CSQNL0/ref=sr_1_sc_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1402592395&sr=8-3-spell&keywords=garmin+e+trx+cx
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)19:39 UTC+1 No.331801 Report

>>331753
I saw an etrex yesterday at a used sporting goods store for $80. Is it worth buying?
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)20:25 UTC+1 No.331814 Report

I've gotten a lot of use out of my ETrex20. You can get free topo map bases to load into it rather than paying the extra $100 for Garmin's. It's been great for planning routes in, marking waypoints, labeling them and then loading back to Garmin's software or Google Earth to look at patterns with deer rubs and such.
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)01:12 UTC+1 No.331928 Report

>>331801
Which model etrex?
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)01:19 UTC+1 No.331929 Report

>>331753
I'm interested in this as well... I have one of the older etrexes, it functions well, but the user interface is shit, battery life is meh and the screen is hard to read.

The ultimate GPS for me would have an NMEA serial port, an optional external antenna connector, a monochrome OLED screen, a better user interface, and a lithium battery with a charging circuit that accepts any voltage from 3 to 24 volts.
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)16:09 UTC+1 No.332251 Report

>>331753

The 20 is a fair bit better. The 30 not a whole lot more. I use a 20 for walking, cycling and even in the car. It has the advantage of being able to route if you load maps, in case you get off the track.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)14:45 UTC+1 No.334215 Report

I'm torn between an etrex20 and dakota20, but before I buy either one of them I need a good place to get maps for free so I don't go completely broke. Any pirates out there who got some good links and tips?
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)16:51 UTC+1 No.334257 Report

>>334215

I found a ton of garmin maps on tpb. Also google for openstreetmap.org garmin maps, which are usually great too.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)16:53 UTC+1 No.334260 Report

>>334215

Also FWIW, I hate fucking touchscreens. The little nub on the etrex works OK once you're used to it and the unit is very durable.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)17:17 UTC+1 No.334273 Report

Is it possible to put CalTopo or other freely available maps on any Garmins?
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Anonymous 06/18/14(Wed)04:51 UTC+1 No.334751 Report

>>334273

Yes, Garmin GPS are the most widely supported, google it. I think newer models support Google format maps too.
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