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Old 09-01-2011, 07:09 AM
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Old guy here. Been boating for 30-years on the Chesapeake bay with a compass and charts. Looking for a user friendly GPS. Eyeballlin the Garmin 740. Is this the best unit for the GPS illiterate? If not what would be a better unit. Looking for something plug & play. Thanks Guys!
Old 09-01-2011, 07:34 AM
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the new units are real user friendly .units will track you no matter what you do ,you can put #ers in them as well easly and save ,even name the numbers .

just mush the buttons and go for it .

if you get stuck just exit ,no matter where you at on the machine .
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Originally Posted by tucker99 View Post
Old guy here. Been boating for 30-years on the Chesapeake bay with a compass and charts. Looking for a user friendly GPS. Eyeballlin the Garmin 740. Is this the best unit for the GPS illiterate? If not what would be a better unit. Looking for something plug & play. Thanks Guys!
If you're looking for a 'bare bones', 'plain vanilla' GPS, you can't beat these.

http://www.thegpsstore.com/Standard-...ter-P1374.aspx

Dollar for dollar, they are the best deal in town. Standard Horizon also has outstanding customer service.

You won't regret it!

However, if you are looking for "bells and whistles", I would check out the Lowrance HDS 7.

I have both (HDS 7 and CP 300).

Garmin is overpriced, IMHO.
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Garmin are a very user friendly and you will not go wrong with the Garmin. The 740S is a great unit.
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I have the sitex widemax and it is overly complicated. My father in law has the garmin 740 and its awesome. I would not spend the money on the sitex ever again.
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The Garmins are very user friendly. If looking at a combo unit, you might also want to look at the Lowrance Hds-7. There very easy to use also. I would say go to your local deaer and check them out before you buy. This is the best way to see first hand what you like and which one will be more to your liking.After 30 years of fishing with charts and a compass, you deserve a nice combo unit! Enjoy!
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Woh dude! The Standard Horizon combo units (CP390i) are much cheaper than the Garmin. Why such a price difference? Are the Garmins that much easier to use?

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