+Quackin' Up Posted March 21, 2004 Share Posted March 21, 2004 Ok, after wading through this episode of the Jerry Springer show here is my opinion (and for info, I believe opinions are like *ssholes, everybody has one and most of them stink). I personally have only used Garmin products, and most likely won't be changing any time soon. Mainly because it is what I started with and it is what I am used to, and I have an investment in mapping software. GPS units are like anything else, one side makes something better and the other side has to come back and top that. That's what got us to where we are with GPS units now. I could tell you about last Thursday when I went out with a friend who has a Magellan and how I zeroed out directly on top of almost every cache and he was 80 feet off on most of them. Is it because my Garmin is better than his Magellan? No! We didn't really figure out the problem, but the fact is whenever we have set them side by side, after a minute they both said almost exactly the same thing. Most of the time it has been the opposite when I used my Vista. It all depends on the time of day, the position of the satellites, the antenna type, the foliage, the canyon walls, etc. One may go better in one set of circumstances and the other in a different. I say get whatever unit has the features you are looking for. Hold them in your hand and see what feels good. Push the buttons and see what tickles you. Check the map software and see if they have what you want (if you want map software). They are both excellent products and will both always have their following, so don't ever believe anyone here who gives you an "A is better than B." Listen to reasons they may give as they may apply to you, but a plain "mine is better than yours" is pretty much always a worthless load of... Having said all that...Canons Rule...Nikons Suck! Oh, wait, wrong board! Quote Link to comment
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