GPS & Australian 4WD Monthly

Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 17:59
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Help please.

A couple of months ago a Australian 4WD Monthly magazine included a columnists preference for a GPS system (i have had a cleanout & all my mags are gone).

Anyone recall which GPS it was & where it was obtainable (Qld. somewhere I think). Any other detail on why he rated it would also be appreciated. Thanks
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Reply By: BurnieM - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 19:36

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 19:36
In the October 2003 issue, page 105 they had an article on the Garmin Geko 101.

It was poorly written and showed a lack of understand of GPS receivers generally.
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Follow Up By: BurnieM - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 21:10

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 21:10
If you are in the market for a basic GPSR and are considering the Geko 101 then have a look at the Geko 201 instead. For $60 more you can run it from external 12v power or connect a data cable for waypoint transfer or later use with a PC based mapping product.

Note that I am not saying that the Geko 101 is crap just that the article indicates why 4WD journos should not do electronics or navigation articles.

I also believe that for a few dollars more you can get additional features in other units.

Personally, I tend to push mapping GPSRs as I believe they are much more useful. Starting about $1000 (with maps) they may be out of some peoples range.
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Reply By: Brian - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 19:54

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 19:54
As replied by Burnie, it wasn't a very good article, although the unit for a budget GPS could well prove its value.
It was a Garmin 101 reviewed, the article author bought it from
www.ja-gps.com.au
For what I want in a GPS it would probably do but it's biggest downfall is no audible alarm to warn of an upcoming turn.
Cheers
Brian
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Reply By: Graeme - Thursday, Dec 04, 2003 at 18:08

Thursday, Dec 04, 2003 at 18:08
Thanks for the information & comments guys - greatly appreciated. I'm a complete novice; thought all I wanted was confirmation of where I was :}.
Will check out the upgraded model though.
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