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  1. I had a Legend C until I rolled my ATV on it. It still worked but it was busted up. When I went to replace it what I found out was that they quit making the Legend C because they upgraded the Legend C to include a 64 MB microSD memory card, rather than built-in memory. This allows the use of additional cards to greatly expand the geographic coverage of uploaded maps. So they decided to just produce the Legend Cx.
  2. The main thing you would need to make sure of is that you are using the right DATUM for where you are in Europe or the USA. As they have already said it doesn't matter where you buy the GPS. [/b]private solictation removed by moderator[/b] Good Luck!
  3. I like the Garmin Legend because it has 8MB of memory, easy to use, and the price is down around $119.00.attempt at private solicitation removed by moderator
  4. When you decide on a unit check out this before you purchase one. Great prices and service. link removed by moderator
  5. Alex The external antenna does make a difference and they both use the WAAS system. The 60cx comes with a $50.00 rebate right now so that helps. Here is a side by side look at both: The eTrex Vista Cx is loaded with the same popular features that were found in the eTrex Vista C, including barometric altimeter, electronic compass, sunlight-readable color and advanced GPS routing capabilities — all in a waterproof design. In addition, it comes with a blank 32 MB microSD card for storage of optional map detail. Download maps directly to the card or purchase microSD cards preloaded with MapSource® Topo and inland lake maps, BlueChart® marine cartography, and City Navigator™ street maps. eTrex Vista Cx's features make it a mainstay among outdoor enthusiasts: New! 32 MB microSD card for MapSource data gives you the versatility of adding highly detailed maps Barometric altimeter provides extremely accurate elevation for hikers and climbers Electronic compass so you can get a heading when standing still 256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details and see where you’re going Automatic route generation, off-route recalculation, turn-by-turn directions with alert tones, and icon-driven menus for finding points of interest (when combined with Garmin’s optional MapSource® CDs) navigate you safely to your destination Longer battery life for more hours of outdoor enjoyment Mini-USB port for fast, convenient download of map data from Garmin’s entire library of optional MapSource CDs using a PC You won’t miss a thing when you take this rugged, lightweight, easy-to-use handheld out hiking, biking, boating or even geocaching. Package Includes: eTrex Vista® Cx 32 MB microSD card Americas Recreational basemap MapSource® Trip & Waypoint Manager CD PC/USB interface cable Wrist strap Bike clip Quick reference guide Owner's manual The GPSMAP 60Cx is a refreshing upgrade of the GPSMAP 60C, one of our most popular models for outdoor and marine use. This unit features a removable microSD card for detailed mapping memory and a waterproof, rugged housing. The microSD card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment. Users can load map data and transfer routes and waypoints through the unit’s fast USB connection. In addition, this unit features a new, highly sensitive GPS receiver that acquires satellites faster and lets users track their location in challenging conditions, such as heavy foliage or deep canyons. Considered the mainstay among serious outdoor enthusiasts, the GPSMAP 60Cx offers a large color TFT display and turn-by-turn routing capability. Each unit comes with a blank 64 MB microSD card. Owners of these new x-series handhelds can also purchase new microSD cards that are pre-loaded with MapSource® Topo and inland lake maps, BlueChart® marine cartography, and City Navigator™ street maps. GPSMAP 60Cx Features: New high-sensitivity WAAS-capable GPS receiver by SiRF Built-in quad-helix receiving antenna with remote antenna capability Unit dimensions: 2.4” W x 6.1” H x 1.3” D Display: 1.5” W x 2.2” H, 2.6”-diagonal, 256-color, transflective TFT (160 x 240 pixels) Weight: 7.5 ounces with batteries (not included) microSD card slot allows for storage of optional MapSource detail (64 MB microSD included) LED backlit display and keypad Battery life: up to 30 hours using two AA alkaline batteries Includes a built-in Americas autoroute basemap with automatic routing capabilities, including highways, exits, and tide data (U.S. only) Internal memory is preloaded with a marine point database 1,000 user waypoints with name and graphic symbol; 50 reversible routes Position formats include Lat/Lon, UTM, Loran TDs, Maidenhead, MGRS, user grid, and more Audible alarms for anchor drag, arrival, off-course, proximity waypoint, and clock Large-numbers option for easy viewing; dual-position display mode Trip computer provides odometer, stopped time, moving average, overall average, total time, max speed, and more Navigation instructions can be shared with repeaters, plotters, and autopilots using NMEA protocols through the dedicated serial port. 10,000-point automatic track log; 20 saved tracks (500 points each) let you retrace your path in both directions Built-in celestial tables for sun and moon calculations and the best times to fish and hunt Compatible with most MapSource products including BlueChart, City Navigator, U.S. TOPO 24K, U.S. TOPO, and Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots Water resistant: IEC 60529 IPX7 standards Package Includes: GPSMAP® 60Cx unit 64 MB microSD Belt clip USB interface cable MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager CD Lanyard Owner's Manual Quick-Start Guide FOR A GREAT PRICE ON BOTH GO HERE: Link to owner's own web site removed by moderator
  6. Have you checked the Garmin site for updates and downloads? http://www.garmin.com/unlock/update.jsp this link might get you closer.
  7. These are the only two Garmin products that I can see. There are some magellan products that I know of but thats all I know. I've provided you some links to a location that has a lot of GPS software. You might find something. Have a good trip. MapSource MetroGuide Europe v8 Garmin Navigating Europe has never been easier! Our MapSource® MetroGuide Europe v8 DVD contains detailed maps of major metropolitan areas in Europe, including expanded coverage of Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the Czech Republic. About $178.00 MapSource City Navigator Europe v7 Garmin Designed for most auto-routing Garmin GPS units, this CD contains detailed maps of major metropolitan areas, coverage of rural areas, points of interest, and more. In addition, each CD has automatic routing.
  8. I don't know about wisconsin but I use the Mapsource United States TOPO on my ATV ridges in Utah and it works rather well. If they are new trails there not on there but it gives me a good referance. I also take a USGS topo maps with me. You might even be able to download your trail into your GPS if someone has uploaded it onto the web. Check National Geographics site because they have a section that people upload trail data. Also try http://www.gpxchange.com they have a lot of trail data as well. I use them the most. Anyway, just some ideas. MapSource United States TOPO Garmin This CD features digital topo maps for the US that are comparable to the US Geological Survey's 1:100,000 scale paper maps. Detail includes terrain contours, elevation, information, some roads, trails, summits and some bathymetric contours.
  9. I can't help you on your question, but I couldn't help seeing where your from and had to say howdy. We lived in the Bitterroot for some time. Great country. I now live down in southern Utah - Canyon Country and run my own mapping and outdoor equipment business. I'm just getting into this geocaching and putting some ideas together for locals and tourist to have some fun with it. Anyway I just wanted to say hello. Good luck - when your ready to purchase drop me an email and I will give you a great deal.
  10. This is the forum for Expert GPS/Easy GPS http://forums.topografix.com/. I'm not sure but Dan the guy that developed Easy GPS and Expert GPS will know. I know that GPX files can be read by a lot of different software that makes it really universal. Other than that Dan should be able to give you a better answer.
  11. Okay go to Main menu and click on the little page icon top right corner. Not the one that takes you to the different sceens but the one next to it. It will open a window that says Owner Information click on it and change what you need.
  12. Okay go to the setup menu and then to the Welcome Message. You will be able to change what you need to. If you need any other help drop me an email. Sorry I didn't look at your post close enough. Those instructions are for the Legend C. I will go get my legend and get back to you. [ link removed by moderator ]
  13. I checked with a friend of mine that uses a Garmin streepilot to see what he thought was a good unit and he would recomend streetpilot c530 but it is about 75.00 dollars more than you want to spend. He said any the street pilots are good units and the Garmin Quest. Here is a place you can check out http://www.adventurestation.com/category/c...mp;res=4OTB2268. if the link doesn't come through click on my name and email me and I will send you the information.
  14. That behavior is not normal and I can't think of any setting that you need to adjust. I would contact Garmin and tell them what is happening. They have a great replacement plan if there is a defect.
  15. STREETPILOT C330 Garmin 010-00401-10 The StreetPilot c330 provides unmatched convenience and ease of use in a touch-screen automotive GPS. It comes pre-loaded with street data for the entire US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Go to my profile and email me and I will give you the link of where to order it from. Its a great place to find good prices on GPS equipment. Anyway I thought you would want to know how to save $200.00. I don't believe there is any fee required. Was $599.99 Now $399.95
  16. Email me and I will send you to my website I have it marked way down right now. Let me know if I can help. email address edited by moderator
  17. MapSource MetroGuide Canada v4 Garmin Provides detailed maps that show interstates, highways, roads, and streets for major metropolitan areas. Includes address lookup capability, points of interest and select products provide automatic route calculation on the PC only. MapSource TOPO Canada Garmin This CD features digital topo maps for Canadathat are comparable to the NTS 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scale paper maps. Detail includes terrain contours, elevations, POI information, summits, trails and some roads. Well it depends what you are looking for because they are designed for two different operations. As you can see above if your looking for road maps then MG would probably be the best, but if your looking to topo quality maps for your Garmin for back country navigation then Topo Canada. But don't just rely on your GPS get a good topo map do your backcountry navigation by. Use the GPS as a backup and an aid. Just my advise. If your looking to purchase this software send me an email I bet I can save you some money. I have my own mapping company. I also have the Legend C. Let me know if I can help.
  18. Like the other people said you should be able to just transfer it from your GPS to National Geographic with out any problems. Make sure that in the final step of the import wizard in NG you have selected to import your tracks as waypoints or as a freehand line. Also make sure you are using the same datum. I have found that when transfering data WGS 84/NAD 83 on both my gps and my software that I'm using seems to work the best. For what ever the reason some of the other datums have problems at times in NG Topo. Good luck.
  19. If your looking for a Garmin or Magellan GPS or accessories go to my site [link removed by moderator] for a great price. If you find an item cheeper somewhere else send me an email with a link to where you found it cheeper and if I can beat the price I will. [address removed by moderator] We also have the ability for you to create a custom map with your geocach locations right on it. Check us out today. GO TO: link removed
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