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Old 11-11-2002, 07:23 PM
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Which handheld GPS should I tell Wifey I want for Christmas? I have never owned one and I am totally technology dumb. Any suggestions from the Fishing Elves is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-11-2002, 07:32 PM
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You should ask for the Garmin GPSMAP 76 or 76S.
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Old 11-12-2002, 04:01 AM
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Hoffmang... hit the nail on the head...the Garmin GPSMAP 76S is the one to have. I have one an it's excellent! www.garmin.com to look at. www.gpsdiscounts.com to buy. It does more than you'll ever need. The BlueCharts are great! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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Old 11-12-2002, 03:07 PM
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Ok, since I've been forced to register and cajoled to contribute...

I've recently recieved a handheld GPS for a birthday gift from my generous and lovely wife. (She might be watching so that was important).

I researched a bit before hand and for living in Canada, I found the Magellin Meridian line to be best. The Canadian coverage on the Mapsend Streets and Destinations seemed to surpass others. They cover even very small towns. From what I read, Garmin only covers major cities in Canada.

For U.S. user's it may be that Garmin or someone else is superior.

I got the Meridian Marine which contains a 16M built in database of North American navigation POI's (I've learned just a bit and that's Points of Interest) including fixed naviagational aids. I added a 64Meg SD ram card and the Canadian Streets and Destinations. I was able to get all of Canada uploaded into that card. I also got a $29.00 ram card programmer from Radio Shack that uploads much faster than the GPS itself does.

This is the first GPS I've had my hands on and I find it very easy to get comfortable with. It's user interface is reasonably intuitive.

So, take that from someone who is very new to the GPS game, and only really know's anything about this one unit.

So far so good...
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Old 11-12-2002, 04:23 PM
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Thanks for the reply!!!
It looks as if the Garmin wins the spot under the christmas tree.
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Old 11-12-2002, 04:24 PM
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Thanks for the reply!!!
It looks as if the Garmin wins the spot under the christmas tree.
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Old 11-12-2002, 04:24 PM
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Default GPS for Christmas, Honey.

Thanks for the reply!!!
It looks as if the Garmin wins the spot under the christmas tree.
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