GPS Unit - City and/or Remote options

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 10:38
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I need a GPS handheld unit for remote rural regions eg ski touring in Kosi National Park and a screen mounted unit to get me around Sydney and Brisbane CBD's

Is there a unit on the market that would perform both functions or do I need to get 2 different GPS units for each application

Eliott
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 10:50

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 10:50
You could try the Magellan CrossoverGPS

Andrew
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 11:17

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 11:17
Gday,
Ive got an ASUS PDA.
Ive found it to do everything I want it to do so far except work.

Seriously Mine stuffed up while away...when you plug it into the charger the GPS signal drops out. And a few issuse that could possibly be my set up.
Im hoping it comes back all fixed up and there are no problems after that.
Do a search on ASUS PDA MYPAL.
Its another option of many

Cheers
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Reply By: jskogsta - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 12:04

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 12:04
If you really want a rugged PDA, then look for the TDS Nomad.. has inbuilt GPS receiver, and runs the Windows CE 6 classic... OziE runs on that platform... can't remember what the other 'road app' was called...

.. and Ram-Mount has a mounting system for it. Their suction cups work really well. I've got two; one for the phone and one for the Tom Tom One gps... works like a charm.

.. only drawback is its price.. too much $$'s for my liking else i would have bought one (I am a gadget freak). Now looking at getting a Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 as a salary sacrificed notebook (you can, I am told, get PDA's on that scheme as well..) as my employer provides some $$ support if you decide to buy your own non-standard laptop. Ends up costing me ~>$2500 which is not too bad for that platform.

/Jorgen
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Follow Up By: jskogsta - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 12:06

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 12:06
Here's a link btw: http://www.toughcorp.com/Content_Common/pr-Product-Hardware_TDS-Nomad.seo ..
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Follow Up By: jskogsta - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 08:41

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 08:41
Here's a link to a pretty tough test of the unit:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile-devices/review/2007/09/03/TDS-Nomad-800L-Rugged-PDA/p1

Thinking of getting one... tax deductible of course.. ;-)
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 13:53

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 13:53
Eliott
You should find something here. I have a ForeTrex 201 it has will be hands free while Skiing

Foretrex 201

And for City Nav' this has everything you need
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Reply By: DIO - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 14:01

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 14:01
Garmin Quest does it all for me Link
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