Marine Electronics Forum

Handheld GPS questions..

Old 05-22-2008, 08:23 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 36
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Handheld GPS questions..

I am wanting to buy a handheld gps unit for my vehicle, and was wondering if you can load lake maps onto the hand held units? If so, is there one that you would recommend? Thanks
Old 05-22-2008, 02:43 PM
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Annapolis
Posts: 1,929
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Handheld GPS questions..

Garmin's recent handheld GPSmaps will accept charts from their Inland Lakes DVD (look at the contents at You can also load these charts into most of the later fixed mount units too.
Old 05-22-2008, 03:56 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 833
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default Re: Handheld GPS questions..

Any of the Garmin handhelds that that have a "x" in their model (i.e. 60cx, 76csx) will accept a pre-programmed micro SD card of the same region that is on their CD rom. I also think that there is an inland embedded "twin" to the Colorado 400c (I think it is called the 400i) that will have it pre-loaded.
Old 05-23-2008, 04:44 AM
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,535
Likes: 0
Received 35 Likes on 26 Posts
Default Re: Handheld GPS questions..

Garmin 76CSx will do it all. Manage your waypoints, tracks, routes and maps with Garmin Mapsource on your PC. Stream them to the handheld with the provided cable. Buy the car kit with the cigarette lighter adapter and bean bag mount. Move it back and forth from the boat to the car, all you need to do is change the routing method, and select the appropriate chart. Using it at night will eat up batteries, that is when the adapter comes in handy, otherwise one set of AA batteries will last all day+.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.