Re: GPS Devices

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Posted by SteveS on April 29, 2002 at 13:50:14:

In Reply to: GPS Devices posted by Randy S. on April 29, 2002 at 12:53:06:

Hi Randy, hows it going?

All GPS for land use that are under $1000 have the same basic accuracy. some track more satellites, but 4 sats are what it reads from. I have the Magellan (310 I think?) $80 at Frys with computer data cable. I have never really got into using my GPS for navigation, I do use it alot to mark places I'm at, and its great for marking where my rig is on hikes, and it might be useful in emergency, if I need to give my location. I think its kind of like buying a computer, its good to know what you want to do with it first. I have mine mounted in my rig so its on vehicle 12v all the time and batteries when I take it with me. I'm still a map and compass guy, so the GPS is just a side thing that I have found useful for under $100. I can hook my GPS to my laptop and track with mapping software, but just never done that, I did track from work to home one time, but nobody needs GPS for that.

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