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Old 03-09-2009, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default Good GPS between $100 and $200?

What is a good gps in that price range? Looking at getting one maybe, would like to start geocaching with the kids.

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Old 03-09-2009, 01:56 AM   #2
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tango try this, it's the one I have and works great. No frills, works with cars, bikes, and hiking. But what ever you get make sure it's a touchscreen.

Newegg.com - GARMIN nüvi 205 3.5" GPS Navigation

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I buy a Garmin Nüvi 205W (widescreen version of the regular 205) and works great, do the job and does it well. But that is for car aplication, for geocaching use the Garmin Geko 201 (too basic) or a Garmin eTrex Legend H (the best bang for the buck), it works for less that $200
Here's a link: Garmin eTrex Legend H

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Sorry I am looking for a GPS that can be used to geocacshing. Not driving. I can barley stand the radio on in the car I don't talk on the dam phone and I don't want no gizmos cluttering up my windshield 99% of these people don't need a dam gps they juts have it to say look at me I have a gps.

I jsut want it to go geocacshing and use it for hunting and whatnot.

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You can use a Garmin for those applications. We had a BIG off-topic discussion about using Garmins and other GPS units for hunting in the academy. One guy said both him and his father have a Garmin when they go out hunting and they work GREAT.

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for geocaching use the Garmin Geko 201 (too basic) or a Garmin eTrex Legend H (the best bang for the buck), it works for less that $200
Here's a link: Garmin eTrex Legend H
You can find the eTrex Legend H around $150, for $200 you can try the Garmin eTrex Vista H
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Years back I bought a Garmen GPS 12. for around $150.00. I'm not sure what the new model number is but if you can find out, you can't go wrong. The keypad is located below the screen which works well for one-hand operation. The Garmen's have "track back" capability that comes in real handy. I use it in the boat as well as on land. Highly recommended. Hunter Joe

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Geocaching - nice. I get a real kick out of that. I use my Blackberry Storm with cacheberry in an Otterbox case - very accurate as well (kind of like a .22lr conversion kit for a nice firearm lol) and you can save your cache notes, hints, and even have them sent to you via email or go to the site of your choice when out and about to refer to on the road but my older Garmin Vista CX is great and very accurate. Nice thing about the dedicated Garmin GPS is that geocachingcom has a plug-in that directly downloads your waypoints directly to the unit w/o other 3rd party apps. You can find the Garmins on craigslist or ebay for quite a bit less than new.

Would love one of the New Oregon touch screens but my new Kimber is hungrier!

Geocaching.com handle is Agent_H also. For a fellow cacher I would be willing "to find" ya the North America Topo pack for the Garmin on my server...

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I have a Garmin E-trex I bought years ago. Works very well. I still find myself using a compass while hunting.

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Have an etrex I have used for a few years. Has all the basic functions you would ever need, fairly intuitive operation and decent batt life. Very light, pretty rugged too. Can find them cheap now, especially if you catch a sale.

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