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05-13-2002, 12:49 PM
My Dad bought this thing, never figured out how to use it, and subsequently kicked it down to me in frustration. I started to fiddle around with it, but haven't gone through the manual or anything yet. Before I get too far with it, what do you experts think of it? I've never used GPS before, but I'm not the biggest ###idiot in the room (it is a small room though :) ). So please, what am I getting into with this unit? Thanks as always!
05-13-2002, 08:49 PM
My Cousin has one and I used it a few months. ###It did better than my Magellan 4000! ###it was more accurate, probably because it's a 12 channel parallel reciever and the "Position Averaging" feature it has. ###This feature is not as important now that SA is turned off, which it Wasn't when I borrowed it.....but what ever it was, it was def more accurate than the 4000
It also has a way better antenna system than the 4000 and locks on real quick.
The Color Part was not to exciting and the screen is rather dark, just like the 4000, unlike the new units, which have a whiter background and or much more readable, at least for my old eyes. ###The Color-Trak is also a little bit large, physically. ###Once it locked up in the hot sun and stayed locked up all day until it cooled off that evening (even tho we kept it off most of the time, it stayed locked up, we thought it was ruined). ###My cousin said it never did it again after that tho.....
He uses it in his boat mostly and says it's great and he really likes it....
05-16-2002, 12:05 PM
I've had one for the past three years. I like it. ###Most of my use has been on the water but I have used it in the field. It's user friendly for the most part and I would buy another one. I would just like to have a bigger screen for the plot feature but that's the nature of the beast.
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