Good GPS between $100 and $200?

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  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    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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  3. AsmelEduardo

    AsmelEduardo New Member

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    Nüvi 205W

    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 :D
    Here's a link: Garmin eTrex Legend H
     
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  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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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.
     
  5. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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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.
     
  6. AsmelEduardo

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    Garmin

    You can find the eTrex Legend H around $150, for $200 you can try the Garmin eTrex Vista H
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  7. hunter Joe

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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
     
  8. Agent_H

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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...

    Hope it helps :)

    Agent_H
     
  9. jpattersonnh

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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.
     
  10. hillbilly68

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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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    I love my Knightrider GPS that talks like K.I.T.T.
     
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  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    OK not sure who drug this thing out of the basement.

    But I now have 2 GPSr's

    I have a good Garmin eTrex ledgend. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=173&ra=true

    This is rugged and works well until you get under a good cover then you just about lose all satilite signal. If you are going to use one in open country like out west this unit that i got for $65 with shipping off of Ebay will do you just fine.

    I also have a Garmin Colorado 300. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145&pID=11019

    That we got from a guy on the geocaching.com message board for $300 with shipping. This thing is crazy good. Very accurate 99% of the time I am running less than 20' accuracy which for geocaching is great. It too is rugged and batteries last for a long time. We have been out from 7 am to 5 pm and haven't had to change the batteries. For geocaching (Our main use) it is great as it allows you to do paperless caching it loads all the needed info from geocaching.com like coords, listing, logs, hints and what not. It also has different ways to use the gps built in. It has one for hiking, one for driving, one for geocaching. Which makes it very nice to take on trips as it can serve to direct you to where you want to go and show you caches nearby the road you are traveling on.
     
  15. hillbilly68

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    Holy necro post. I didnt even look at the orig date when I responded to the "new" post. Oooops