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Garnin 750 v Smartphone

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Another newbee question ......................

 

Our grandchildren love geocaching (we like it too!) and we have been using my smartphone until recently, but finding that when the mobile signal was lost, so were we in relation to the cache!  But the smartphone map image is excellent.

 

So we bought a Garmin 750, no maps added, but it had a Birdseye Imagery subscription.  Thats downloaded for my home area at "highest" level, yet the map image is poor, certainly very inferior to my smartphone map image (but the signal rarely drops!)

 

I've read on here the various map options available to buy from Garmin but before I lash out on improved mapping - can be £300+ - will the map image be comparable to my smartphone?  I'm tempted by TOTOActive at circa £45

 

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17 minutes ago, arthur1949 said:

I've read on here the various map options available to buy from Garmin but before I lash out on improved mapping - can be £300+ - will the map image be comparable to my smartphone?  I'm tempted by TOTOActive at circa £45

 

 

Why not take a look at the FREE OSM? I haven't used anything else for years. They are excellent for our area and also for countries we cached in.

 

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5 minutes ago, on4bam said:

 

Why not take a look at the FREE OSM? I haven't used anything else for years. They are excellent for our area and also for countries we cached in.

 

That looks interesting, thank you.

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41 minutes ago, on4bam said:

 

Why not take a look at the FREE OSM? I haven't used anything else for years. They are excellent for our area and also for countries we cached in.

 

Excellent.  Installed.  Huge improvement thank you

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18 minutes ago, arthur1949 said:

Excellent.  Installed.  Huge improvement thank you

 

It always surprises me to see great details and small tracks on the map wherever we go. We even walked a track in Greenland that was hard to see in the field but we could follow it on the map.

 

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