Marine Electronics Forum - handheld GPS
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04-29-2004, 04:04 PM
I'm looking a getting a hand held gps for a back up. Which brand is best with out breaking the bank? Don't want on with all the bells and extras,just one that I can use in case the fix mount one goes on the blink. Thanks Bob :roll
04-29-2004, 06:17 PM
Magellan 315 worked great for me ...
search them we discussed these within the past week ...
04-30-2004, 05:29 AM
Med: I just got a Garmin 72 off Ebay for $100. It's got WAAS and has ~10' accuracy.
04-30-2004, 09:31 AM
Best to worst: Garmin, Lowrance, Magellan.
The only other thing of note is that if you have a Lowrance with an MMC card, the Mapcreate SW can be used to download data from the chartplotter and used on a handheld.
04-30-2004, 07:32 PM
Bought the cheapest Garmin I could find at Dick's sporting goods. Don't know the model #, but it's yellow and cost about $100 and works great. ;cool;
04-30-2004, 11:22 PM
I have the Magellan 320, works great and it easier to enter info on waypoints than Garmin. Only downside is it burns batteries. Will last only 4-5 hours on 2 AA batteries. Definately need the adapter.
Very basic model, but gets me home every time.
Had it for 5 years, works great.
04-30-2004, 11:40 PM
Just bought a basic Garmin Etrex*to use as a back up.* Got to try it out on a trip to Bimini and it worked great.* You can get them for $80 on eBay or $95 at Walmart.