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What model GPS is everyone using? III

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Guest bhines

I'm awaiting my etrex vista

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Guest Dragon Master

Using the eTrex Venture right now and very satisfied... but the geo bug has bitten and I'm looking hard at the Garmin V when it comes out! icon_biggrin.gif

 

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Now... on to the next cache!

DM

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Using the eTrex Venture right now and very satisfied... but the geo bug has bitten and I'm looking hard at the Garmin V when it comes out! icon_biggrin.gif

 

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Now... on to the next cache!

DM

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Guest GPSteve

eTrex Vista

 

[This message has been edited by GPSteve (edited 16 September 2001).]

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Guest Fotogg

Happy with my etrex Legend.

 

Garmin V ... Hmmmmmmmm

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Guest Baston

I am using an Eagle Map Guide Pro, oziexplorer with fugawi maps.

I find I get excellent lock even under heavy tree cover and if I am inside a close to a window I get lock as well

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Guest mcb

The totals thus far.

 

By Model

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Magellan 315: 30

Garmin III+: 26

Garmin eTrex: 26

Garmin Vista: 26

Garmin eTrex Legend: 24

Garmin GPSMAP 76: 20

Magellan 330: 19

Garmin 12: 15

Lawrance Globalmap 100: 14

Garmin eMap: 11

Garmin eTrex Venture: 11

Garmin 12XL: 6

Garmin 12MAP: 5

Garmin eTrex Summit: 5

Eagle Explorer: 4

Garmin III: 3

Eagle Accunavsport: 3

Magellan 2000XL: 2

Magellan for HandSpring: 2

Magellan for Palm: 2

Magellan 410: 2

Magellan 320: 2

Magellan 310: 2

Lawrance Globalmap 12: 2

Garmin II: 1

Garmin II+: 1

Garmin 48: 1

Garmin 45XL: 1

Garmin III Pilot: 1

Garmin GPS 76: 1

Gamrin GPSMAP 176: 1

Garmin eTrex Mariner: 1

Magellan 330m: 1

Magellan 300: 1

Magellan 2000: 1

Magellan Blazer 12: 1

Lawrance Globalmap 200: 1

Lawrance Globalmap 212: 1

Eagle Map Guide Pro: 1

GeoDiscovery Geode: 1

Apelco/Ratheon GPS11: 1

Silva Multi Navigator: 1

 

By Brand

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Garmin: 186

Magellan: 65

Lawrence: 18

Eagle: 8

Apelco/Ratheon: 1

Silva: 1

 

I have to remember to update this more often. That took for ever icon_smile.gif. Glad to see there are still a few people still using II and II+. My first GPS was a II+ and I get all misty eye thinking about it :sniff:. The basic eTrex had a 12 point jump this time. He was the bigest mover. Magellan still has the top spot with the 315 but Garmin is by far the most used.

 

mcb

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The totals thus far.

 

By Model

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Magellan 315: 30

Garmin III+: 26

Garmin eTrex: 26

Garmin Vista: 26

Garmin eTrex Legend: 24

Garmin GPSMAP 76: 20

Magellan 330: 19

Garmin 12: 15

Lawrance Globalmap 100: 14

Garmin eMap: 11

Garmin eTrex Venture: 11

Garmin 12XL: 6

Garmin 12MAP: 5

Garmin eTrex Summit: 5

Eagle Explorer: 4

Garmin III: 3

Eagle Accunavsport: 3

Magellan 2000XL: 2

Magellan for HandSpring: 2

Magellan for Palm: 2

Magellan 410: 2

Magellan 320: 2

Magellan 310: 2

Lawrance Globalmap 12: 2

Garmin II: 1

Garmin II+: 1

Garmin 48: 1

Garmin 45XL: 1

Garmin III Pilot: 1

Garmin GPS 76: 1

Gamrin GPSMAP 176: 1

Garmin eTrex Mariner: 1

Magellan 330m: 1

Magellan 300: 1

Magellan 2000: 1

Magellan Blazer 12: 1

Lawrance Globalmap 200: 1

Lawrance Globalmap 212: 1

Eagle Map Guide Pro: 1

GeoDiscovery Geode: 1

Apelco/Ratheon GPS11: 1

Silva Multi Navigator: 1

 

By Brand

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Garmin: 186

Magellan: 65

Lawrence: 18

Eagle: 8

Apelco/Ratheon: 1

Silva: 1

 

I have to remember to update this more often. That took for ever icon_smile.gif. Glad to see there are still a few people still using II and II+. My first GPS was a II+ and I get all misty eye thinking about it :sniff:. The basic eTrex had a 12 point jump this time. He was the bigest mover. Magellan still has the top spot with the 315 but Garmin is by far the most used.

 

mcb

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Guest outforthehunt

Garmin II +

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Guest bigeddy

3-year old Garmin II+. Works fine hiking, biking, canoeing, geocaching, etc.

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Guest RobRem

Another E-Trex Legend. My son gave it to me for my b-day last month.

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Guest athiker

And another Etrex Legend

 

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Guest Lozsing

i use a vista , just got it

quote:
Originally posted by mcb:

Per Artful Dodger's request I have started part three of this thread below is a recap of part two.

 

By Model

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Garmin eTrex Legend: 14

Magellan 315: 14

Garmin III+: 13

Garmin Vista: 12

Garmin GPSMAP 76: 11

Garmin 12: 9

Lawrance Globalmap 100: 8

Garmin eTrex: 7

Garmin eTrex Venture: 5

Magellan 330: 5

Garmin eTrex Summit: 4

Garmin eMap: 3

Garmin 12MAP: 3

Garmin 12XL: 3

Garmin III: 2

Magellan 2000XL: 2

Eagle Accunavsport: 2

Garmin GPS 76: 1

Garmin eTrex Mariner: 1

Magellan 320: 1

Magellan 330m: 1

Magellan 2000: 1

GeoDiscovery Geode: 1

Magellan for HandSpring: 1

Apelco/Ratheon GPS11: 1

Eagle Explorer: 1

Silva Multi Navigator: 1

 

By Brand

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Garmin: 88

Magellan: 25

Lawrence: 8

Eagle: 3

Apelco/Ratheon: 1

Silva: 1

 

mcb


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Guest bridaw

^^^ This is the original count of thread III, not an update. Can someone delete the old subtotal portion of the post above?

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Guest Iron Chef

Now using a Garmin GPS V and a Etrex Venture. :~)

 

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-Iron Chef

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agefive.com/geocache/ ~ Fe-26

Lets Drive Fast and Eat Cheese!

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Guest tcchap

Garmin eTrex Legend! Go Garmin!

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Guest mrfred

Magellan 330 - got the X package

 

For $229 with Mapsend Streets CD, DC power cable, data cable, and Vehicle Suction Cup Mounting Bracket not to mention WAAS enabled it was a steal!

 

Fred

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Guest Reservoir Dog

Garmin Etrex Vista and I love it!

 

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Guest Jumpmaster

What? No Trimble units here????? Ack...

 

Well, I have two receivers...one is a military Trimble PSN-10 (AKA: "Trimpack" as the civilian version)...not SA capable -- this was part of the contract in the late 80's that ended up being used in Desert Storm.

 

Other unit is a Magellan Trailblazer XL. Neither set has mapping, but it hasn't been an issue yet. The Trimble is nice because you have comparatively long waypoint names and it does auto-averaging. Both sets are quite rugged...the Trimble is waterproof (as opposed to "weather resistant" icon_smile.gif )...

 

JM-99

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What? No Trimble units here????? Ack...

 

Well, I have two receivers...one is a military Trimble PSN-10 (AKA: "Trimpack" as the civilian version)...not SA capable -- this was part of the contract in the late 80's that ended up being used in Desert Storm.

 

Other unit is a Magellan Trailblazer XL. Neither set has mapping, but it hasn't been an issue yet. The Trimble is nice because you have comparatively long waypoint names and it does auto-averaging. Both sets are quite rugged...the Trimble is waterproof (as opposed to "weather resistant" icon_smile.gif )...

 

JM-99

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Guest Latitude11

Shrubber and I just bought a Garmin Etrex Venture this weekend. So far so good! I think it's a good starter unit. icon_smile.gif

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Guest Latitude11

Shrubber and I just bought a Garmin Etrex Venture this weekend. So far so good! I think it's a good starter unit. icon_smile.gif

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Guest yogibear

I just got my eTrek Venture in the mail today. I can't wait to get started.

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Guest urbo

i use a garmin 3 which i love and a magellan 3000 which i hate. had i not paid for the magellan i would have created an artificial reef with it by now. the magellan is "deaf" and only works well on a clear day with a clear shot of the sky. the garmin 3 picks up the birds sitting on my dining room table indoors.. go figure..

 

 

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robert ke4mcl

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Guest found

What is a Magellan Tracker? and how does it rate? I have two, trying to learn how to use it. I was lucky enough to buy two of them, and I haven't seen anymore on the market, just the 315's. I bought the second one becuz I already had the cable and software for it. Couldn't see spending more for yet another pc cable. Ideally, one for my husband and one for me.

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Guest Fotogg

Have added a Garmin V to my GPS lineup.

Man is it great, Love it!

 

Still use the Legend when on foot.

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Guest mikemtn

The first day I found Geocaching.com I just had to go to Wally World for a GPSR. Got a GPS 12 and it has never failed me. Just got a Vista and can't imagine myself having to learn button positions all over again. May archieve it before I give it a chance.

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Guest thfireman

I have the Garmin Legend. I love the features and I rarely loose a signal. The mapping feature is great if you travel and it also helps me find a closer place to park when searching for a cache. Yea I know I should enjoy the great outdoors and walk but sometimes I need to make it quick and it helps in those situations. Great little unit!!

 

 

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Thanks,

 

ThFireman

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Guest emrdux

E-Trex Venture. Its simple, has plenty of memory and does everything I need for now. I got it to take hunting on the BLM land in Wyoming, but I started geocaching with my kids (6 & 8yo) today. They had a blast and I got to spend time with them in the great outdoors. WIN-WIN!

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Guest mtbiker

I'm using a eTrex Legend with a combination of Garmin MapSource and DeLorme Topo 2.0 mapping software. This does the job for Mt Biking, Road Biking, Hiking, drive and of course Geocaching.

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Guest Artful Dodger

mcb

 

It might be time to start Part III of this thread. icon_smile.gif

 

What's the tally so far? (Too lazy to work it out ! icon_biggrin.gif)

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Guest Artful Dodger

mcb

 

It might be time to start Part III of this thread. icon_smile.gif

 

What's the tally so far? (Too lazy to work it out ! icon_biggrin.gif)

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By Model

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Magellan 315: 30 - 9.9% (no change)

Garmin eTrex Vista: 30 - 9.9% (+4 units)

Garmin eTrex Legend: 28 - 9.2% (+4 units)

Garmin III+: 26 - 8.6%

Garmin eTrex: 26 - 8.6%

Magellan 330: 21 - 6.9% (+2 units)

Garmin GPSMAP 76: 20 - 6.6%

Garmin 12: 16 - 5.2%

Lawrance Globalmap 100: 14 - 4.6%

Garmin eTrex Venture: 13 - 4.3% (+2 units)

Garmin eMap: 11 - 3.6%

Garmin 12XL: 6

Garmin 12MAP: 5

Garmin eTrex Summit: 5

Eagle Explorer: 4

Garmin III: 4

Eagle Accunavsport: 3

Garmin II+: 3

Garmin V: 2

Magellan 2000XL: 2

Magellan for HandSpring: 2

Magellan for Palm: 2

Magellan 410: 2

Magellan 320: 2

Magellan 310: 2

Lawrance Globalmap 12: 2

Magellan Tracker: 2 (+2 units)

Garmin II: 1

Garmin 48: 1

Garmin 45XL: 1

Garmin III Pilot: 1

Garmin GPS 76: 1

Garmin GPSMAP 176: 1

Garmin eTrex Mariner: 1

Magellan 330m: 1

Magellan 300: 1

Magellan 2000: 1

Magellan Blazer 12: 1

Lawrance Globalmap 200: 1

Lawrance Globalmap 212: 1

Eagle Map Guide Pro: 1

GeoDiscovery Geode: 1

Apelco/Raytheon GPS11: 1

Silva Multi Navigator: 1

Magellan Trail Blazer XL: 1

Magellan 3000: 1

Trimble PSN-10: 1

 

By Brand

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Garmin: 202 - 66.8% (16 new units)

Magellan: 71 - 23.5% (6 new units)

Lawrence: 18 - 5.9%

Eagle: 8 - 2.6%

Apelco/Raytheon: 1 -

Silva: 1 -

Trimble: 1 - (1 new unit)

 

Total

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302 GPSR units

 

Not much change from last time, expect things to change radically once the new Meridians come out and people remember to come back and count their Garmin Vs. I did percentages just for fun for the units with a significant number of owners (+10 in this case). I also marked where the change in the number of units was if two or more units were added to the count. These are all new totals as of 8 October 2001.

 

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-Iron Chef

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agefive.com/geocache/ ~ Fe-26

Lets Drive Fast and Eat Cheese!

 

[This message has been edited by Iron Chef (edited 08 October 2001).]

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Guest Iron Chef

quote:
Originally posted by Artful Dodger:

mcb

 

It might be time to start Part III of this thread. icon_smile.gif

 

What's the tally so far? (Too lazy to work it out ! icon_biggrin.gif)

 


 

I agree that it's probably time to lock down this thread and start part IV of it. Hard to believe that the page is larger than 300K. ;~)

 

-IC

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quote:
Originally posted by Artful Dodger:

mcb

 

It might be time to start Part III of this thread. icon_smile.gif

 

What's the tally so far? (Too lazy to work it out ! icon_biggrin.gif)

 


 

I agree that it's probably time to lock down this thread and start part IV of it. Hard to believe that the page is larger than 300K. ;~)

 

-IC

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quote:
Originally posted by Iron Chef:

Not much change from last time, expect things to change radically once the new Meridians come out and people remember to come back and count their Garmin Vs.


 

I forgot -- add me in with a GPS V!

 

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Jon (Moun10Bike)

29H/105F

N 47° 36.649', W 122° 3.616'

www.switchbacks.com/geocaching.html

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Guest Happy Wanderer

Garmin III+ : An upgrade from a III that I sold to a friend, both great units! (Hopefully it will have a Vista as a "brother icon_biggrin.gif one of these days)

 

Magellan 4000 : On the todo list to become a time server .... man have GPS units come a loooong way since this one!

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Guest Happy Wanderer

Garmin III+ : An upgrade from a III that I sold to a friend, both great units! (Hopefully it will have a Vista as a "brother icon_biggrin.gif one of these days)

 

Magellan 4000 : On the todo list to become a time server .... man have GPS units come a loooong way since this one!

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Guest badbitbucket

Garmin GPS12

Fits my needs perfectly!

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Guest SafireLady

I use a Lowrance GlobalMap 100. If it is not good, I do not know any different. It always gets me to the caches, which never ceases to amaze me because I have not read more than 7 pages of the 55 page instruction manual. One of these days, I will figure out how to use it the easy way and learn what all this stuff that I got to go with it is used for! It never fails me in tree cover, clouds or anything!

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Guest johngalt42

Just got the Garmin GPS V - it rocks!

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Guest jbmccarthy69

Magellan Map 330

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Guest rogerswin

Garmin, GPS V

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Guest supertech

quote:
Originally posted by rastas:

Garmin E-Map

 

and I love it!!!!!!!!


 

And I LOVE IT!!! Yes I do - don't drop it in the water - but other then that!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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quote:
Originally posted by rastas:

Garmin E-Map

 

and I love it!!!!!!!!


 

And I LOVE IT!!! Yes I do - don't drop it in the water - but other then that!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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Guest blscearce

eMap (with MapSource Metroguide).

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Guest T_Gahagan

Etrex Vista - LOVE IT!!!

 

wish I could have external antenna

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