[kag] Re: GPS prices

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


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


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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