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Old 24-10-2007, 09:19 PM   #1
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Cool gps

the question is what hand held gps is any good ,do they need to be of a certain power or anything and will they all give a an acurate speed reading?
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Old 24-10-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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the question is what hand held gps is any good ,do they need to be of a certain power or anything and will they all give a an acurate speed reading?
I like the garmin hand held gps the etrex base one is quite cheap,( i paid £65 for a brand new one off e bay)
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Old 24-10-2007, 09:29 PM   #3
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Yes the garmin is the one to go for so i've been told
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Old 24-10-2007, 09:37 PM   #4
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I got one of them, well easy to use, good battery life
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Old 24-10-2007, 10:28 PM   #5
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Garmin GPS72 good for the money too and acurate, well as acurate as ya need
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Old 24-10-2007, 11:15 PM   #6
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thanks ,im going looking on ebay
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Old 25-10-2007, 06:59 AM   #7
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Megallen Explorist XL

I looked into this earlier in the year and went for a Magellan Explorist XL. Having a half decent screen swung it for me over the garmin stuff. Not the best for sunlight viewing and the chart could be better. otherwise a very nice unit.

I got mine here :- http://www.g-comm.co.uk/gps/xlvaluepack.htm
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Gps

We bought a Garmin after we were lucky enough to borrow one and try it first. Pretty accurate (used it in the car, compared sat nav, speedo and garmin), and the battery life is as good as the batteries - use decent ones.

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Old 25-10-2007, 01:36 PM   #9
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I had a nice Garmin but then last week some thieving little TW*T stole my car with my GPS in the boot. They were also kind enough to steal my wallet, briefcase, phone and wifes handbag!

That will teach me to leave my car keys too close to my front door!

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