View Full Version : In the market for a New GPS
01-20-2003, 11:44 AM
I wanna pick up a GPS, but I know NOTHING about them. Just gonna use it for hunting. I dont want anything fancy at all. All I want is one with a compass (if they make them with compasses), and one that is VERY user friendly and easy to mark locations and easy to get to the location that you marked. Also something that is easy on the pocket book would be nice. I've been hearing a lot of good things about the "Garmin". WalMart has a few, but not sure what to get...Any Suggestions?
A great web site for GPSr information:
01-22-2003, 06:28 AM
Garmin Etrex,get it at WalMart,very easy to use if you read the book,i got one and love it.here is a link to garmin showing of all the Etrex models available.
Garmin Etrex' (http://www.garmin.com/products/etrexCamo/)
I also recommend the garmin units. I have a 12Map that has a built in map of the US and is compatible w/ the Mapsource software.
The eTrex look like good basic models. The Summit version has an electronic compass built in. Most all gps units will give you a bearing while moving, but only the ones that specify having a compass can give a bearing while standing still.
One thing I just found out while watching "Mail Call" on the history channel is that Garmin 12XL's are included in the survival gear issued to US military pilots.
01-24-2003, 06:18 AM
I have the Camo Etrex and love it,all the Etrex models have a compass.
02-03-2003, 09:10 AM
For the basic GPS,its hard to beat the Garmin Etrex .It was the first one I owned and I was very happy with it. I too,wanted the basic GPS when I first bought one but after a couple years moved up to the Etrex Vista.
I would recommend taking a hard look at the Vista ,it is a nice,easy to use GPS that has all the features you would ever need.With the topo software loaded ,its just hard to beat this model of GPS.
Any way you go I would highly recommend the Garmin Etrex GPS models
02-04-2003, 02:20 AM
love my Etrex Legend. Even took it on a plane clocked in a 599 mph speed. Really kewl. A blast to drive on long trips, plus did a great job hunting. Learn how to use well, the more you know, the more it will help. YOu might try GEOCACHING. Great way to practice with the unit
02-04-2003, 03:36 PM
I have the Magellan Meridian Gold, now if I just knew how to use it..... http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-rolleyes-green.gif
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