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Old 07-09-2009, 05:54 PM
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Need Advise on GPS

I need some advise from you good people. I want to purchase a hand held GPS and was hoping for suggestions on what to get. I will be using this for trecking around the wilds of Pennsylvania. I have heard stories of some that lose service as soon as you get under the tree canopy, Bad graphics, ect. Any help is appriciated.
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:49 PM
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I own a Garmin eTrex Legend Cx and it's never let me down. I bought this particular model because it was recommend for Geocaching but it works great out on the trail. Color graphics, downloadable maps, easy on batteries, easy to use. I don't think you can go wrong with almost anything from Garmin. Not sure of the difference in the woods between Pa and Id but I've never lost my signal. Had a weak signal due to heavy cloud and tree cover but never lost it completely; always had at least 3 sats locked on.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:27 PM
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:02 AM
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I've got a Garmin etrix Venture Cx, nice unit. But I carry a Burton compass too, no batteries needed.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:44 PM
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Thanks for the help. Garmin it is. Am looking at the GPSMAP 60.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for the help. Garmin it is. Am looking at the GPSMAP 60.
I just sold my Garmin 60C because the tree canopy killed the signal so bad, it was near useless.

I bought a Garmin 60CSX and it works in the same woods where the other failed.
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