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#1 PredatorMaster

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:21 PM

http://www.radioshac...rodsInSession=1I am in the market to purchase a GPS Unit for those of you that have them what do your recommend and why. I am partial to the Garmin Unit but I am open to suggestions.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:33 PM

Are you meaning a car unit or a field unit? For a car unit I have a Garmin Nuvi 750. Great piece of equipment. Garmin makes some of the best handhelds too.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:45 PM

Are you meaning a car unit or a field unit? For a car unit I have a Garmin Nuvi 750. Great piece of equipment. Garmin makes some of the best handhelds too.

Looking for one for the Car.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 04:10 PM

I have a garmin 650 love it

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 06:17 PM

I have a nuvi 105 and it does everything you'll need. The new model is the 205 and has pretty much the same features. Costco has the wide screen version now for 165 bucks.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 06:20 PM

In the car is a Garmin nuvi 760 and it works very well. More importantly, my wife loves it. I also have a Garmin 60c handheld. It guided my brother and me out of the Pecos Wilderness when we found ourselves racing to get out as fast as we could. According to the news reports the next day, the storm that hit that night, was the worst storm in 100 years. The mountains were beautiful . . . looking up at them from Santa Fe. :-) So I guess I'd say Garmin.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:27 PM

I have a nuvi 105 and it does everything you'll need. The new model is the 205 and has pretty much the same features. Costco has the wide screen version now for 165 bucks.

They had the 205 at the NEX in NOLA for about $300 not looking to pay that much.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:48 PM

I also have the Nuvi 760. One of the things I like is it has the capability for Bluetooth so I can use my phone hands free. Works great. Got it at Costco.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:26 AM

I also have the Nuvi 760. One of the things I like is it has the capability for Bluetooth so I can use my phone hands free. Works great. Got it at Costco.

http://www.navigeniu...roduct_id=11085found this one is it a good deal?

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:53 AM

I use a 60csx, probably not what you're looking for...BUT, if you buy the city software, and a RAM mount, it's as good as what you're buying there, plus it's portable and has way too many features. Versatility is a good thing.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:10 AM

Garmin and Delorme are really good. garmin has the best GPS units (Colorado and Oregon) and Delorme is a close second with their handheld units (pn40) and probably has the best value (pn20, pn40) with very very good hand held units and software with a subscription service for usgs aerial and sat maps you can download.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 10:29 AM

FYI--The new law that started 1/1/09 here in Calif. states that you can only mount a 5 inch screen in the lower left corner of the windshield on the drivers side or a 7 inch screen in the lower right corner of the windshield on the passenger side. Be careful on how you mounts a GPS unit on your dash.-jim

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:44 PM

I have a Garmin Nuvi 205w, great unit and has MSN Direct which is awesome depending on where you live. I would have gotten a 750 but my car stereo has BT and all that other jazz so no need to have it on the GPS too. As far as mounting, mone or i believe all units come with the black disc with double sided tape to stick to your dash and use a suction cup mount pn, I stuck mine onto the bottom side of my dash (06 Silverado, below the stereo) keeps the unit out of the way yet easy to see when driving, plus at night the glow from the screen doesnt mess with my eyes.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:02 PM

I use a 60csx, probably not what you're looking for...BUT, if you buy the city software, and a RAM mount, it's as good as what you're buying there, plus it's portable and has way too many features. Versatility is a good thing.

This is probably what I will go with come next fall. I have been wanting a portable unit for hiking/hunting.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:26 AM

They had the 205 at the NEX in NOLA for about $300 not looking to pay that much.

Check out ebay, there are some deals on there.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 12:28 PM

I have had a Garmin Street Pilot c530 for a while now. I love it. I need to update my maps though, and wish it was cheeper fro the updates.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 04:14 PM

I've had my Garmin street pilot C550 for a while now and like it. Has Bluetooth and fm traffic (don't subscribe to it though) I recommend it as it’s an older one and you can get it refurbished pretty darn cheap! I also bought the Garmin beanbag dash mount, which works great!

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:12 PM

dont buy magellan triton 400 i got one for x mas and im on my fourth return due to a " fatal software error"

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 09:46 AM

I think I am going to get the Garmin nuvi 265 it is on sale fotr $229.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:40 PM

I think I am going to get the Garmin nuvi 265 it is on sale fotr $229.

ShopNBC had that for sale last night for $179.95. Almost bought one but I still love the portability of my Etrex Legend CX with Mapsource SD card. Small but it gives me all the info I want.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:50 PM

Costco sent me this ad today and they have the Garmin Nuvi 265 for $129.99.http://www.costco.co...-32-_-Garmin260

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:25 PM

get a map book that is better, and or do map quest and save your$.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:31 PM

PMaster - you know those aren't going to be any good off highway right? They're great for getting you to the market and the movie but go off the road and all you see is blank space. If you want it for hunting and such get a hand held unit.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:41 PM

PMaster - you know those aren't going to be any good off highway right? They're great for getting you to the market and the movie but go off the road and all you see is blank space. If you want it for hunting and such get a hand held unit.

yes I know. They also have one I am looking at that is waterproof for a bit more $$ that is good on water and off road.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:51 PM

This is the unit they are all measured against. You can find them newly refurbished for $199. Very accurate and they acquire satellite lock quickly. GPSMAP 60CSx

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:34 PM

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:31 PM

EARTHMATE PN20 HARD TO LEARN BUT COMES WITH MAPS OR SOMETHING LIKE 45 $ U GET AS MANY MAPS AS U WANT. PLUS U CAN GET THE WATER MAPS, TOPS ALL KINDS SATELITE AREIAL U CAN ARRANGE THEM TO ALL COME IN AT DIFFERENT LEAVELS THEY HAVE A PN40 WHICH IS A WAY TO GO TOO

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:04 PM

rude robert, I don't mean this as a slam at you or anything discourteous, rather just an observation. You either never use a capital or you use all capitals. Either way is very hard to read. Also, you seem to think this is a place to practice your text messages. It would really be nicer if you conformed to the standards that are practiced here and use proper punctuation and type all words out. It makes it just so much easier to read. Thanks.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:27 PM

sorry i dont think of it. im use to typing condensed msgs (messages) force of habit. ive been typing shortened messages for so long its natural lol all work related i dont text. working 12/14 hrs days along with company policy forces me to condense everything. we pay by letters

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:43 PM

The shift key is on the left side of the keyboard. If you press it before you type a letter, guess what, it makes a capital for the beginning of a sentence.




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