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Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013 at 15:33
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my magellan sportrak has just quit,time for a new one,want a simple to use hand held,and also be able use a re-radiating antenna for when i am in the vehicle,any ideas prices etc,do not want to buy on the internettto much hastle to return it if something goes wrong,live in eastern suburbs of melbourne, thanks for future replies barry
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013 at 09:57

Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013 at 09:57
You can buy the Magellan 510 for less than $300. Not sure what a re-radiating antenna is but my 510 works fine in the car well away from the windsreen.
You will need to by the topo maps as an extra if you need them, about $50 per state or $150 (?) for Oz and NZ
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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013 at 21:59

Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013 at 21:59
Barry, have you considered a second hand phone? The advantage being that they are much cheaper than a dedicated GPS, and you can load the maps you choose. In my experience, things don't go wrong. They are simple to use, hand held, and can do lots of other stuff as well.
A new HTC Desire is about $150, same as a second hand iPhone 3GS.
Try Telstra store or similar if you are worried about ebay.
So a phone will cost about $150, and a premium mapping app like Hema (or Mud Map) will cost $150.
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Follow Up By: KSV - Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013 at 23:11

Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013 at 23:11
I am amazed with this advises to use phone as GPS. Obviously such advises never used them in bush, but just in cities and in freeways. Those electronic gizmos relay much more on mobile towers then on satellites and nowhere near as good as proper GPS when in bush. I tried few and completely discard them from my list of required gear. Ah, and another "goodie" is touchscreen. Need a toy? Buy a phone. Need dependable tool that may save your bacon? Buy proper stuff. YMMV though.
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Follow Up By: Ian J1 - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 13:18

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 13:18
Just to let you know both the MudMap and Hema apps can be used Offline. They do not require phone or internet reception. You can access all maps Offline while 4WDing.
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Reply By: Hilux fan - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 16:01

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 16:01
Barry,

Drop in to Johnny Appleseed (http://www.ja-gps.com.au/). They're in St Kilda Rd and have a wide range of GPS units.
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Reply By: Ian J1 - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 13:29

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 13:29
Hi Barry,

Have you considered the Mud Map M7?


- it has both On road and Off road navigation features
- it has 4WD touring maps from 3 map publishers including: Westprint, BackCountry and NATMAP
- It has over 3000 Caravan Park and Campsite POIs included
- Allows you to plan and record your trip with waypoints, track-logs and importing of map data
- Turn by turn street nav with latest NAVTEQ street data
- Can be hooked up to reverse camera
- Good value for money

Check it out here:MUD MAP M7 LINK

Cheers,

Ian
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Follow Up By: Ian J1 - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 13:32

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 13:32
Sorry this is the correct link: MudMap M7 link
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