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PostSubject: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:17 pm

I am just starting to look around at GPS devices. Anyone have any recommendations for units under $200. Am I wasting my money going with this cheap of a GPS? I want something that can track my route, get me back to my car, and have the ability to save routes. It would be nice to have topography maps that show water. hills, etc.., but its not a must.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:37 pm

I havent seen one, im in the middle of the great debate, ive ordered the garmin 60cx but im attracted to the new Earthmate 40.
Problem is apprently only delorme maps will work on it , which is great for the US but i go to europe everynow and again.
I really want good topo maps and satillite imagry as well.
And i want to be able to use other online maps .
Its hard to get into, Dan will chime in , he knows alot.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:42 pm

Garmin 60cx is around $250 so that is close to my budget. I just need to stay away from the $500 one's.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:57 pm

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Garmin 60cx is around $250 so that is close to my budget. I just need to stay away from the $500 one's.

If you don;t get the 60Csx you will not be able to save alot of things. It is over $300. The Csx units take a memory card.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:17 pm

I paid 303 plus shipping and a ram mount and plug for the cig lighter.
On http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-gpsmap-60csx-with-2gb.html
Dan said it was good ,Where should i get the maps for it ?

Their 100x map looks pitaful compared to delormes maps,
Also will the 60cx display sat. immagry like the earth mate 40 will.
I really like that function while out riding, possibly just as a novelity.

Lastly i hear the earthmate will only use earthmate maps period .
I was thinking that would make it incompatable for downloading trails and data like Dan has compiled.
For our CO trip Charles Wells has several guide books and he has entered all the way points of every trail available for free on his web site .
I would deffinatly not want any GPS that was not compatable with the format that he used .

I do know he used alot of delorme mapping soft ware but im awaiting an e mail from him on the topic.
What do you think Rooster ?
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:22 pm

HOLY COW LOOK AT THIS , now is your chance only 239.00
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-gpsmap-76cx.html

Im returning my 60 for sure as it hasent even been shipped possibly.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:52 pm

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HOLY COW LOOK AT THIS , now is your chance only 239.00
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-gpsmap-76cx.html



Im returning my 60 for sure as it hasent even been shipped possibly.

Here is the link for the 76Csx. Apparently it is a bargain.

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-gpsmap-76csx.html


Your link does not say it is a 76 CSx. It says in the title it is a 76Cx. I might be incorrect but it is my understanding that only the CSx units will take a memory card. Maybe Dan will chime in. I think either the 60CSx or 76CSX will do everything you need it to do.

As far as Delorme.....Most of their stuff is proprietary. I have there Topo Map and Street Atlas. You can convert waypoints from Delorme into a GPX format which the Garmin Software will import.

Most of us (all of us) use the Garmin Products. I believe that you will find it easier to get help around here if you are using the Garmin Products.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:04 pm

I totally agree with that Rooster, but man this baby is suweet.

http://www.singletracks.com/blog/gps/delorme-earthmate-pn-40-gps-review/

http://www.delorme.com/

In that site check some of the imagry.
Look here >>>

http://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10460&minisite=10020

Im not one try anything new and im sure it has problems, ive heard the battery runs out way fast.
I really like the old delorme topos.
They say the 40 is unreal but the earlier versions had problems.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:39 pm

Rooster wrote:
Dirt Dobber wrote:
HOLY COW LOOK AT THIS , now is your chance only 239.00
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-gpsmap-76cx.html



Im returning my 60 for sure as it hasent even been shipped possibly.

Here is the link for the 76Csx. Apparently it is a bargain.

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-gpsmap-76csx.html


Your link does not say it is a 76 CSx. It says in the title it is a 76Cx. I might be incorrect but it is my understanding that only the CSx units will take a memory card. Maybe Dan will chime in. I think either the 60CSx or 76CSX will do everything you need it to do.

As far as Delorme.....Most of their stuff is proprietary. I have there Topo Map and Street Atlas. You can convert waypoints from Delorme into a GPX format which the Garmin Software will import.

Most of us (all of us) use the Garmin Products. I believe that you will find it easier to get help around here if you are using the Garmin Products.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:39 pm

230 is a great price for the garmin 74csx

As far as earthmate

I Kinda wish i would have never seen it
Read this about the trail sofware do any of you guys use topo usa ?

Trail routes
One of the best aspects of the Topo USA software is the extensive trail network. As a bonus, those trails are routable! Place a starting point at a trailhead, pick your ending point, add via points, and the device will create a route that follows an existing trail network. This will provide you with more realistic distance estimates, the ability to view a profile of the route to see just how steep it is, and you can share your trip plan over the internet with anyone that has web access.

Of course you can download those routes to your GPS and be able to monitor your progress along the trip with much greater precision than just bunch of long joined straight likes like you might do with other GPS devices.
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http://www.gpsreview.net/delorme-pn-40/
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:45 pm

Should I pull the trigger on that 76csx? Wouldn't the Garmin etrex do the job I need it to. Seems reasonably priced. Not sure if you can save your routes though.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:14 pm

Seems like you should , let those who know comment .
Im obsssed , spent like 12 hours researching.

And i can tell you in all seriousness that unit has been sold many a time for near 400 bucks.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:55 pm

mbogosia wrote:
Should I pull the trigger on that 76csx? Wouldn't the Garmin etrex do the job I need it to. Seems reasonably priced. Not sure if you can save your routes though.
Although the etrex is a great little unit that will probably do what you want, for the money, I would go with the 76 series hands down. There is just so much more you can do with it that you can not do with the Etrex.

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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:26 pm

I am also looking at one called the lowtrance h20. Looks like it has expandable memory and a built in compass which the etrex doesn't. And it is pretty cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:29 pm

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mbogosia wrote:
Should I pull the trigger on that 76csx? Wouldn't the Garmin etrex do the job I need it to. Seems reasonably priced. Not sure if you can save your routes though.
Although the etrex is a great little unit that will probably do what you want, for the money, I would go with the 76 series hands down. There is just so much more you can do with it that you can not do with the Etrex.

I strongly agree with PWM......Don't skimp on a GPS. Get the Ram Mount for it too. You won't be sorry. Mount it to your handlebars. It will stay high and dry that way.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:30 pm

mbogosia wrote:
I am also looking at one called the lowtrance h20. Looks like it has expandable memory and a built in compass which the etrex doesn't. And it is pretty cheap.

Not good for what we do. Good for Fisherman...
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:31 pm

Mbogosia,

If you insist on getting an Etrex than at least get the Vista HCx. It takes a memory card.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:42 pm

Any of the low end Garmin mapping units will do what you describe. BUT... if it doesn't have a "x" in the model number, stay away.

I can personally attest to the capabilities of the 60 CSx and the 76 CSx. I use a 76 CSx. It is slightly larger with a larger button layout. Both are spec'd to be waterproof to one meter deep for 30 minutes... which is nice in rainy weather, a must have for me since I trail ride rain or shine. I use an old toothbrush under the sink faucet to clean the trail mud and grime off.


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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:50 pm

[/quote]Not good for what we do. Good for Fisherman...[/quote]

Rooster, I did a search on another Atv forum and it seams several guys have had great luck with the lowrance ifinder H20. What makes it good for fishing and not Atv'ing? Guys are using it with good reviews. I believe you, I just don't understand the difference.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/lowrance-ifinder-h2o.aspx?a=202780

I also just noticed the Lowrance explorer comes with topo maps already on it. Takes an sd card, and has a car power adapter.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:05 pm

I've never seen a Lowrance unit... so can't comment... however, my map won't play on one.

The unit just gets you hooked. The next costs comes in the form of proprietary software, e.g., topo map, street map, maritime chart, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:09 pm

I see. If I go with the 76 CS x is it loaded with most of the things I would need or want? I hate to spend that much, but I know I'll wish I had it down the road.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:11 pm

I think the problem with the lowrance is that most people use them for water sports and they are not well known in this industry.

The problem I would have with the lowrance is the same as the megellan, they both are probably great units but if you want to share data (maps, tracks, routes, waypoints, and such), there are no users to share them with unlike the Garmin units.

I started with a Megellan Explorist 400. It was probably a better unit that my Garmin 60 but I found the problems that I mentioned above and bought my 60c. I wish like Dan said that I had the x series so that I could have more memory. I will sell you my 60c with handlebar mount for $125

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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:15 pm

Ahh! I didn't know about the map sharing problem. So if I go with a Garmin I can get some of the routes that you guys have already put together. It would be great if I could get a Picket route and a Royal Blue.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:18 pm

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Ahh! I didn't know about the map sharing problem. So if I go with a Garmin I can get some of the routes that you guys have already put together. It would be great if I could get a Picket route and a Royal Blue.
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PostSubject: Re: GPS for under $200?   Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:20 pm

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