[kag] Re: GPS prices

  • From: "Bob Connelly" <swimmrguy@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 13:05:47 -0500

Dave,

The eTrex Legend which you can get at WalMart.  Just before Christmas, they
still had the package that included TopoCanada maps--and it was only about
$20 or $30 more than the cost of the Topo maps alone. (I don't remember the
exact price but it was less than $200)  It comes with a serial cable not a
USB, but I have had no trouble using a serial to USB adapter with it.  It
doesn't have expandable memory and it is black and white, but it is a decent
entry level GPS.

None of the GPSr really have much in the way of displaying cache
information--they are pretty limited in the number of characters of text
that they hold with the waypoint.  It looks like the Colorado might fix
that!

Bob



On Jan 6, 2008 10:58 AM, DAVE Hamburger <hamburgerking@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I've convinced a friend to take up geocaching, and she wants a
> recommendation on what GPS to buy.
>
> I use and like the garmin etrex, which is now $99 at walmart (wow!).
> However, I have to plug the numbers in manually (I don't have the cable,
> and
> I think the cable goes to a nine pin serial port, which is not available
> on
> most modern computers anyway).
>
> The new COLORADO looks awesome, like it was specifically designed for
> caching.  But the price ($500++) is prohibitive.
>
> Does anyone out there in the kag group have a suggestion for a decent GPS
> which comes with a USB cable, and maybe holds/displays the cache info as
> well as the coords?  Price is important.  Base map would be nice, but not
> neccessary.  I love the NUVI line, but it doesn't do distance/bearing, so
> is
> no good for caching at all.
>
> Thanks in advance for your help,
>
> Happy New Year,
>
> Dave (hamburking)
>
>
>
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