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$100 GPS for geocaching needed

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As an avid cacher I've been enlisted by a friend to buy a GPS for her son for Christmas. I have 2 guidelines: 1) good for Geocaching and 2) under $100.

 

I started out with a Magellen Sportrak, loved the sensitivity under the trees and I could deal with the classic "overshoot" issue. I went to the Garmin 60csx for mapping and the promised Macintosh support.

 

That was while ago. I just read a bunch of forum postings and it seems that Garmin has taken a high sensitivity chip and put in some of the cheaper models.

 

The Etrex H looks perfect except some forum posters have said that it is tough to name waypoints in the field, and I know that that is done a lot while geocaching. The Venture HC looks great, but it is pricey.

 

So I report these findings and was told "used on ebay" is ok.

 

So now what? The Venture HC is on the used market yet, my venerable 60csx is still way too expensive.

 

What is a good geocaching GPS for under $100 used?

 

Thanks.

 

Paul

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I have etrex H, not that hard to name a waypoint.

That's great to hear! It does seem like that is the best "value" out there.

 

Thank you.

 

Paul

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WRT: Naming waypoints in the field.

Solution: notebook & pen(cil). Use "short" GPS names for waypoints (i.e., let it give a name), write it down, and a short description. Then rename at home on the computer.

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