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Old Dec 27, 2009, 4:00 am   #1
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Hand-held GPS

I'm looking at getting a magellan triton 400 hand-held gps for mushroom hunting next year.
I want something that I can save waypoints of honeyholes, since I find new ones every year.

Does anyone have any suggestions, opinions, experiences?
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Old Jan 1, 2010, 4:48 am   #2
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Here are some links to similar threats that may help you out Matt.

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Old Jan 14, 2010, 6:18 am   #3
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Did any of those links help you decide Matt?
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 1:04 am   #4
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Re: Hand-held GPS

I have a Garmin GPS12 that is 12+ years old. It takes 4 AA batteries so it is heavy compared to new models. Sometimes after I get to a spot I will set it on the roof of the truck to help it acquire satellites while I fiddle with gear. You can probably imagine what happened. I forgot about it and it flew off the roof of the car when I was doing about 65 mph. I saw it bounce along the pavement, then turned around to pick it up. It still works fine and I still use it 3 years later.

A long time ago it crashed on me. I called customer service they sent me a data cable with instructions to reinstall the firmware. No charge and no hassle.

Garmin has been great for me. If my GPS12 ever breaks I will buy another Garmin.
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Old Apr 1, 2010, 11:57 pm   #5
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Thanks a lot for the links Frank, they did give me a ton more info to help make my decision.
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Old Apr 2, 2010, 1:52 pm   #6
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there are many good GPS units out there. I personally would NOT buy any But a GARMIN I also have a Garmin 12 bought it in 1995 works great. I have now passed it down to my son in law and I have a Garmin Oregon 400. WOW!!! I am now into the 21st century! touch screen is very intuitive and it takes nothing to learn to use. The sensitive antena is great! I can put it in my pocket and walk around in the wood and not lose signal. with my old one the tree canopy would sometimes cause me to lose signal for short periods of time. I could go on and on but the short of it is its a great unit for ME.

they make several models in the oregon and I have heard great reviews on the e-treks and also the Dakota series... In this day and age money is a great consideration. IMO spend extra if at all possible. I had my other one for 14 years and would not have gotten a new but I recieved it as a gift. Determine what you will want it for, street maps, topo maps, lake maps, Geocaching ect... buy one as if it was a life time tool and invest in it if you can.
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