Lost about GPS!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 17:45
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Gday all,
With the tax year ending soon and the opportunity to claim a GPS unit now available to me, I thought that it might be worth asking "some of youse what would knows" your opinions on the purchase of a bloody handy tool.
I will still have to fork out the hard-earned for the unit, so I guess the compromise is between my need for a unit that will get me around towns(incl.country towns) as well as see action in more remote areas (ie. adaptable for bush-map downloads) but not so extravagant that it will tape Underbelly for me!
Basically, a good, easy to use but not too exxy, upgradeable GPS unit. The Nuvi 760 has been recommended to me although cost is getting up there...ideas???
Thanks for any feedback.
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Benno
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 19:02

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 19:02
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Follow Up By: blue one - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:16

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:16
Doug,
What is this T4A programme?


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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:27

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:27
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Tracks4Australia,
Better one now is OZtopo V2

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Follow Up By: blue one - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:57

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Follow Up By: blue one - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 20:44

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 20:44
Doug,
Can the Garmin waypoint software do a trek through the simpson, walker crossing etc?
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 08:37

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 08:37
blue one
You ask can the Garmin waypoint software do a trek through the simpson, the answer to that is at this time ie City Navigator 2008 is NO. Who knows what City Navigator 2009 will be like,
Your main query was in FollowupID: 571540 was (What is this T4A programme) ,You did go to the website and look at the screen shot demo's or did you not,
Your Garmin Navigator [if you have one] will however if it has OzToppo V2 installed will have all the tracks you want shown on the screen as a moving map, IT WILL NOT give voice guidance using V2,
I was going to post a screen shot from my PC but do not have it installed on the new PC as yet, but I know someone who has and will get him to a screen shot of S.D

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 19:30

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 19:30
Benno,

Doug's the man for the Garmin solution and the Nuvi, with additions, will cater for both city and country travel.

The other alternative is a PDA with navigation software and maps loaded, but it will probably work out a similar price the the Garmin solution.

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Reply By: Peter 2 - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 21:04

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 21:04
Or try one of these ebay item 300226421837

will run Oziexplorer as well as the supplied Route 66.
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Follow Up By: ddr - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 15:20

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 15:20
Ive got one similar that also has Reversing Camera.

A good discussion on the Patrol4x4.com forum about it.

Mine is Running with Igo & OziCE with Toppos etc installed.
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Reply By: Ozboc - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 07:12

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 07:12
Consider a Laptop - For me it suits me best as i go away a lot - and have the power of GPS - storage of Photos - and Video files - files from the net that i can later reference to where i am going to camp and so forth the larger screen also makes it really easy to view the larger picture when your trying to navigate on topographical maps as you see a lot more of the map rather than just a tiny section of it

I can also edit photos on the road for use in oziexplorer for the Map feature options and put into a folder - as Standalone GPS usnits don't have 50 + gigs fo storage space at this stage , this is also a further advantage

size may be an issue , but it also makes a good lap warmer for your partner in the passanger seat :) and for us - My better half actually enjoys helping me navigate the topo maps and she is one of the very select few that can actually read a map quickly without needing to turn the laptop on its end :)

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Reply By: cackles - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 08:36

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 08:36
Hi Benno,

got a gpsmap 60csx last week from ebay Site Link brand new and about $200 cheaper than than other retailers.
Already works well with free shonkymaps but will have to buy mapsource for city driving (that's ok don't do much of that).

good unit if your looking for a andheld at a fantastic price.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:23

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:23
cackles
Mapsource will cost another $269, plus your $200 from somewhere without warranty = $469, for that you could have got a brand new one , or a Nuvi 260 wide... with full warranty and perhaps free map update later this year, you people don't think .

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 22:24

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 22:24
Better off getting OztopoV2 than "mapsource" (assume you guys mean City Navigator) if you have a 60csx - a far more versatile set up that the Nuvi (any model) + City Nav. The $200 you have saved will pay for most of it (OztopV2 is ~ $229). Warranty is only for 1 year - you are unlikely to use it so not having to pay for it is not necessarily a case of not thinking, more of a calculated risk that will in most cases pay off.
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Follow Up By: cackles - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 08:44

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 08:44
your right Doug I don't think,

I don't think the nuvi would be good on the jetski.


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Reply By: blue one - Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 11:29

Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 11:29
Benno,
You have provided the catalyst for me to purchase the 760 adventure pack.

Should be delivered on Monday & set up for the weekend.

Good on ya.

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