+I&J Posted August 10, 2005 Share Posted August 10, 2005 We introduced geocaching to our relatives and friends and now both my brothers are keen on joining the sport. Only problem - they both need to get GPS's I started looking around and discovered that it's no easy job deciding on a single unit Even Garmin's shopping assistant can throw some questions at you which is not so easy for a novice to decide on. So tell us what GPSr you are using and why. What do you like about it and what don't you like about it. If you could afford it, what would you go for. You are also welcome to explain some of the technical stuff like map enabled, 12-channel receiver etc. I was fortunate to be issued with a Garmin GPS V at my work. I use it (officially) to record coordinates of projects and to "rough survey" plantations, farm roads, etc. Unofficially I use it for geocaching and tracking district roads, farm roads and 4x4 tracks (for making my humble contribution to Tracks4Africa) In the rare cases where I have to navigate through a large city like Jo'burg, I also use the GPS' autorouting capability. If I have to buy my own? I would definitely go for something with an electronic compass and barometric altimeter. So far never went caching on a rainy day, but we might need something water proof - just in case! A little more than 19MB space for maps would be great and the monochrome screen is not always very clear while driving in daylight. Quote Link to comment
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