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#1044516 - 11/21/08 12:13 PM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: rldel]
A.K.A.
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Garmin map60 Pretty good. not real fancy. Works best on the water.
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#1079810 - 12/12/08 06:32 AM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: A.K.A.]
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Garmin Etrex HCx
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#1108240 - 01/01/09 05:37 AM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: TNhunter]
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I have had several GPS units over the years and most did way more than I needed and some didn't do what I needed when I needed it. I use two GPS systems now and one is the Garmin Astro which track me and my dogs so neither one of us are ever lost. What I really want to share is the BUSHNELL BACKTRACK that just came out. They are so simple anyone can use one and they make finding your way back to the truck or to your stand so simple. They only store three marked locations and have two buttons to use. You can get one for less than $70 so there is never any need to be lost again.
http://www.conkeyshoundsupply.com/Backtrack.html
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#1108273 - 01/01/09 07:38 AM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: Coondog]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Coondog
I have had several GPS units over the years and most did way more than I needed and some didn't do what I needed when I needed it. I use two GPS systems now and one is the Garmin Astro which track me and my dogs so neither one of us are ever lost. What I really want to share is the BUSHNELL BACKTRACK that just came out. They are so simple anyone can use one and they make finding your way back to the truck or to your stand so simple. They only store three marked locations and have two buttons to use. You can get one for less than $70 so there is never any need to be lost again.
http://www.conkeyshoundsupply.com/Backtrack.html


that looks about as simple as it gets.
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#1108376 - 01/01/09 09:56 AM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: stik]
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I have the Garmin map60csx and it is great.
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#1109448 - 01/01/09 11:30 PM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: BIGORANGE]
rrhoghead
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Garmin map 60csx is the way to go it is really top notch
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#1109469 - 01/02/09 12:15 AM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: rrhoghead]
holstonangler
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I've used the Lowrance Ifinder models for years and they are easy to figure out and very reliable. They come in several models depending on what you want out of a gps.
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#1109785 - 01/02/09 10:21 AM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: Chaneylake]
gil1
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Registered: 04/06/07
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About 10 months ago, I started researching and learning about GPS systems. Here's what amazes me. People buy Garmins. Lots of them!

The strange thing is that they have the worst mapping software of all of the systems I tried, and I tried a ton of them. They have excellent units, but the units are only as good as the maps.

If you want to get from here to Florida by interstate, the Garmin maps are fine. If you want to mark your hunting property, they are absolutely the worst. The contour (elevation lines) are every 50 feet, so unless you're mapping out very mountainous terrain, the map looks like a flat Nebraska cornfield.

The good news - Because their maps are so comparatively awful, Garmin is furiously trying to upgrade. They already have a few western states done and should have the rest of the US done in the next 5 years. I don't know if that mapping software will be compatible with the present Garmin units, though.

When they get the upgrade and assuming there are no major glitches, they will be at the top of the class. For now, though, they are pretty bad. When I went to buy, I ranked 7 different brands. Garmin came in last.
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#1111883 - 01/04/09 01:57 AM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: holstonangler]
gator-n-buck
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I use the backtrack and it don't get any easier than that device. I have two Garmin Gps Radios (120&130) and they have too many buttons. The BackTrack wll log three location, Point an arrow towards the location, and count down the yards. It only has two buttons and it has no problem picking up satelite reception (even indoors).
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#1113385 - 01/05/09 08:59 AM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: gator-n-buck]
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Make your own custom maps for the garmin-

Do a search for garmin custom maps.

I made one for my area in Scott County that looks just like the 7.5 minute topos (1:24,000) with contours every 20'.

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