Zigsooie Posted January 15, 2010 Share Posted January 15, 2010 I have been researching my options in purchasing a new GPS unit. I think my Garmin Nuvi205 car unit is just a bit too cumbersome. I have been researching the usual suspects when it comes to GPS units. eg. Lowrance line, and particularly the Delorme PN-40 and Garmin Oregon. Much of my confusion is related to the software and map options for the GPS units: I often hear that one of the strongest features of the delorme series is the quality of the maps and the ability to add new ones. How does that compare with the Garmin? Are you stuck with the maps that you purchase with the GPS? I know you can buy some but the website had them listed in the 100$ range, but are there not any free map options? I noticed that the delorme comes with the TOPO usa software to add some functionality. Does that software or any other software work for the Garmin as well? Im a mac user and wouldn't want to have to use bootcamp all of the time to plan routes. Is there similar software that can work for the mac as well? In my mind it's between the Garmin and the Delorme. I really like the Garmin oregon with it's interface and features, but i'm worried about my options with maps and route planning. Most of this isn't directly related to the geocaching thing, but i want a gps for hiking and camping as well. Anyone who can help clear up my confusion regarding maps would be doing me a huge favor. Cheers from a new Geocacher addict. Quote Link to comment
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