Re: Looking to buy my first hand-held GPS...


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Posted by Arkose on February 24, 2003 at 19:56:06:

In Reply to: Looking to buy my first hand-held GPS... posted by ICU Nursie on February 24, 2003 at 17:26:56:

I agree with Art that what you're going to ultimately use it for is very important on how much $$$ to spend and what features to look for....

take a look through

http://www.howstuffworks.com/gps.htm

and make a list of things you might like. Is a data port important for downloading your waypoints and routes/ and uploading maps and if you want maps how much detail & area are you willing to pay for in the form of memory. Also, look at battery life and carry extra batteries or an adapter for the vehicle, they are worse than nothing once the batteries run out (I always carry paper maps too!).

God Luck

-M


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