Cheap GPS

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 16:58
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Can anyone tell me if you think $229 for a brand new Etrex is too cheap?
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Reply By: Niko - Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 16:59

Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 16:59
www.octapc.com is the site
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Reply By: Russell [Pajero] - Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 17:05

Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 17:05
I've got one and their a good cheap little unit. Used in conjunction with OziExplorer and NatMap.

What are you waiting for!!!!

Bludy good price.

RTA

Russell
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 11:50

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 11:50
Agreed.Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 17:49

Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 17:49
theres nothing too cheap, its the unit you should be looking at. Does the etrex meet your needs? If it does then cheapst is goodestLaterally Literal
Seriously Cerebral
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Reply By: SimonIT - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 08:28

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 08:28
Top price for a great little unit. I use mine with an iPaq and Oziexplorer. Used it just yesterday on a trip to Mt Stirling (Vic). It's a good basic unit if that's what you're after.
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Reply By: FatAlbert - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:46

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:46
This is a good basic GPS. I prefer it over the newer model Geko because you can actually see the readouts it if you mount on the dash board.

The one thing that I wish Garmin had put into this unit is beeper. If you program in a waypoint then when you approach a waypoint you can drive straight past it if you are not careful - A message comes on the screen saying that you are approaching a waypoint but you normally have youre eyes on the road looking for the turnoff.

Apart from that it's reliable and robust.

FatAlbert

(PS: The manufactures make a fortune on the accessories. If you plan on entering waypoints in or connecting it to a PC/Laptop buy the cable unless you can make one yourself).
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 11:53

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 11:53
And a really good place to buy the Garmin cables cheaply is

GPSOZSmile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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