GPS

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 20:13
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Would anyone be able to recommend a good all round GPS unit. Ive heard Navman are a good brand but they are only good for street level navigation.Im looking for something to get me around BOTH in the city and the bush.
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Reply By: Richard - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 20:29

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 20:29
Just installed a Navman sleeve on my Ipaq with the street software which works well. Have loaded up Ozie Explorer and run Topo maps OK. Will be using Hema maps for a Simpson crossing. Backup unit is a Megallan 315.
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Reply By: Member - KG (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 20:41

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 20:41
if you're only going to be using it on a laptop then don't bother with a magellan / garmin / other name brand...

i bought a no name USB gps off ebay for about 60 bucks.... it is just as accurate as my magellan 330 and it cost me half as much for the entire gps as it would have just for a power / data cable for the magellan.

my 2 cents

cheers,

KG
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Reply By: ianmc - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 21:00

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 21:00
Care to tell us if your $60 GPS was a private sale or a commercial site & if its a lone starter???

Thanks Ian
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Follow Up By: Glenno - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 22:22

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 22:22
Go to www.ebay.com.au and key in "GPS USB" it brings up about 10 auctions with the little device. Current priuce is $66 for an auction finishing in 15mins.

Just need to find some software to go with it.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 21:19

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 21:19
NEW Magellan MERIDIAN COLOR GPS

About $380au from the states. Has the works, and is one of the latest things.

YMMV
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Reply By: BurnieM - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 22:37

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 22:37
How long is a piece of string ?

What do you want to use it for ?
4WDing ? Hiking ? Motorcycling? Aviation ? Cycling ?
What is its primary use ?
What is its secondary use ? How much secondary use ?
Do you need street maps? Topo maps ? Auto-routing ?
How much robustness do you need ?
How much are you prepared to pay ?
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 08:03

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 08:03
The Garmin 72

it's tough, has heaps of features, floats and is very simple to use.
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 09:04

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 09:04
I bought the Garmin GPS76 - why? Couple of reasons - it is robust, dependable and as i do a lot of fishing as well as 4WDriving, it floats, gives early warning of anchor drag, shallow water, deep water - hey it's just a great piece of kit. Hooked up to the lap top and oziexplorer it also does everything I need for bush work as well.
But like everything else - horses for courses. (BTW I notice that the damn thing is now about $100 cheaper than I paid 6 months ago $340 or thereabouts at Johnny Appleseed)
Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: Pluto - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:36

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:36
Here's a site that will help you answer that question
GPSInformation.net
Have a look at the first featured item on the list.

There are also a few good books around that are worth reading. Some of which are available here on EO.

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