+quintios Posted June 16, 2008 Share Posted June 16, 2008 Hi folks, (I'm very new to this website so if I have posted in the wrong forum or missed some FAQ somewhere I apologize; please direct me to the resource I've missed. Thanks.) I've known of geocaching for a while and now that the kids are old enough it's something in which I am quite interested. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun! I've also seen the Wherigo site and that looks quite interesting as well. That being said, I would also like the unit to have along in the car to get from place to place. I've been using Microsoft Streets and Trips for a while so it was a bit of a shock to me that I would have to purchase maps AFTER I bought a GPS (at least the Garmin models, right)? I am also bothered by the fact that if my unit breaks/dies, the maps are tied to it and thus I will have to purchase the same thing twice. From what I've seen, I'll want to add the North American NT maps and the 24K West National Parks. Based on what I've seen at the local REI and from what I've read online it would seem the two models to choose from are the Colorado (400t) and the 60CSx. A friend of mine recently went on a trip to a foreign country with a Colorado and, battery issues notwithstanding, he seemed quite happy with the unit. That being said, I also read a lot of complaints and issues with the Colorado (such as poor battery life) and I am concerned about having a non-functioning or disabled unit. The 60CSx seems to be a solid unit with great reviews but it seems it has fewer features than the Colorado. So, in your opinion, should I get a Colorado or a 60CSx, or is there some other unit that I should be considering? I'd like to keep the unit price around $500 or less, but for the right unit I might be willing to pay more. I don't care about having to add SD cards; they're cheap. I've seen this site but unfortunately I don't quite understand the pros/cons of all the features mentioned in the list. I hope I've given enough information. I appreciate any help and advice you all can offer. Thanks! Quote Link to comment
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