+egami Posted July 27, 2006 Share Posted July 27, 2006 (edited) I have been looking at GPS devices for a week now and have done a fair amount of research on them, but I am torn between GPSr (which, if I understand is a GPS receiver) and a GPS/PDA (maybe making up my own term there) device. I really like the Garmin M* iQue series. What I need though is input from people that have maybe had exposure to both to give me pro/con. I am not an overly avid backpacker that is going to be heading into the jungles of Africa or anything. I am a techhead that works in IT and will mostly Geocache casually with my kids and maybe use the device in the car on trips (more to play with than anything because men don't need directions, right? ). So, really what I am looking for is more of the technical differences (advantages / disadvantages) between the two as they relate to Geocaching. I understand all the battery life differences, but maybe some insight as to map and data availability on one versus the other. It looks to me like GPS/PDA maybe holds more map data without buying a card. It looks like in terms of accuracy and such that the two are rather equitable in performance. Maybe it would be good to know what I don't get with a GPD/PDA that I would typically get with GPSr (compass feature maybe?). I am really leaning toward a Garmin M4 at this point....maybe the M3 just for the price in case I don't like the GPS/PDA. Any personal experience, suggestions or input is much appreciated. Also, regarding maps...I have no experience with the actual map data you can put on either device. Is that even a big deciding factor for me as I'll be a very casual GPS user? Thanks. Edited July 27, 2006 by egami Quote Link to comment
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