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sigoodacre 2 Mar 2005 04:07

GPS recomendations
Looking for a receiver(handheld will do) that will basically just give me my location(Long&Lat)nothing too flash,mainly because of expense.Need it for West coast USA but more importantly Mexico, CA and SA.If it's possible to get this type of gps software for these places?

Cheers !

Gipper 4 Mar 2005 00:56

Hi There,
For thew trip you are looking at I would wait until I was in the USA and buy a Garmin GPS 60CS
If you buy one in the UK you will get the Euro Basemap, if you buy a USA spec you get a Basemap of North, Central and South America - how detailed thes are I am not sure -anyone help there ???
I only know as Im looking at doing the same sort of trip in my Land Rover Alaska - Ushuaia and 60CS would be my first choice.
The 60cs is the latest handheld - third generation I suppose - very good with a much better defined colour screen.

If you are on a bike I would buy a mount from Touratech here before you leave and maybe hard wire in a power supply cable here too.

Here in the UK they go for about £250 (USA Spec), in the USA they are about £220 and you may find one even cheaper.

I have used Silva, Magellan, Lowrance, etc - but Garmin have a good product and customer support wordwide is always excellent in my experience.
Hope this helps,

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A.B. 4 Mar 2005 01:00

search ebay for a garmin II+ or similar device. These work great and are very cheap at the moment.


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sigoodacre 5 Mar 2005 20:13

Thanks,may have a look on ebay for an American spec Garmin.

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