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b.easton at exemail.com.au
Tue Dec 4 03:47:41 GMT 2007
I agree with Ian.
The 60Csx is the unit I would buy if I where buying new now. I have an Etrex legend, which is the entry level unit that you can download maps to. Having maps is MUCH more fun, even on a basic unit like the Legend. These units are tough and designed to be actively used while bushwalking. In the car, I get good result putting it up on the dash.
If you can spare the bucks, I would definitely go for the 60Csx with the SIRF III chips, which are the next generation. It also uses SD cards to expand memory, as opposed to the Legend which has a fixed (and limited) internal memory. The Legend I rate as adequate, but can be badly affected by trees and cloud.
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On 4/12/2007 at 2:33 PM Ian Sergeant wrote:
>> Stuart Robinson wrote:
>> I do have a laptop, but I wouldn't really want to use it as my recording
>> device, itd be a bit cumbersome I reckon. Something handheld would be
>> easier. I travel by car, foot, bus, train and bike, so kinda a mix...
>There is a review of GPS units on the wiki.
>I use my GPS similarly, on car, foot, bus, train and bike. I use a Garmin
>It generates GPX points at 1sec/10m intervals, and stores years of them.
>You can upload the generated GPX files directly from the unit to OSM or
>into JOSM with no intermediate software.
>Its accuracy and rapid lock are second to none. Its battery life is good
>too. It is rugged and waterproof, and has attachments (extra) for in car
>and bike handlebar use.
>And, best of all, you can load a complete set of OSM maps onto it
>(non-routable at the moment - though).
>The only thing it doesn't do is store NMEA accuracy information. To do
>this I guess you would need a PDA type unit, which is I'm not game to take
>on the bike for the possibility of smashing it.
>I also have a etrex, and a HP PDA with builtin SIRF III GPS (the same
>chipset as the GPSmap). They do the job, but aren't as good IMO.
>YMMV, and I'm sure there are as many opinions as there are devices to
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