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    Garmin Monterra GPS

    Garmin Monterra GPS Who has one or thinking of getting gone?
    8 Reasons To Get Excited - Garmin Monterra GPS - Touratech-USA

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    Nice

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    What are they worth??? Looks expensive!

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    800 best I can find in nz cheaper to buy them here then bring them in

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    No radio?

    So its basically a $99 smartphone in a case. Just get an otterbox you pussy.

    My iphone gets better signal than my rino anyways
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    800 bucks? screw that! Piss poor screen resolution, crap processor speed. Not worth it in my opinion, the specs of it put it in the sub $100 smart phone bracket, it'd have to have one hell of a good GPS receiver to justify that sort of dosh. For that money you can get a waterproof (IP58) Sony Xperia Z1 that'd do everything far better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crnkin View Post
    No radio?

    So its basically a $99 smartphone in a case. Just get an otterbox you pussy.

    My iphone gets better signal than my rino anyways
    I have a otterbox, an phone is in a lifeproof case to but still better to have GPS an I flicked off my 62sc
    All its specs are higher the the 62s/rino so whats not to like with added bonus of having you ballistic program right there to
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    You get one Abe and I will have a play if you think its any good.

    Chris do you use your iphone as a gps? What is the best app?
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    You get one Abe and I will have a play if you think its any good.

    Chris do you use your iphone as a gps? What is the best app?
    Adam has got one going to play when he gets back but have convinced myself im getting one anyway lol

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    Trust Adam to have one. He is a true gear freak!
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    You get one Abe and I will have a play if you think its any good.

    Chris do you use your iphone as a gps? What is the best app?
    Veiwranger is a good one, I sold my gps and just use the phone as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Veiwranger is a good one, I sold my gps and just use the phone as well
    Maybe a dumb question but does it gets reception without signal? If so how good is it, say under canopy etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Maybe a dumb question but does it gets reception without signal? If so how good is it, say under canopy etc?
    Yes but i don't no how it works I'm a simple farmer.
    I haven't used it in the bush much, other than saying in the very scientific test I did it was working where the 62 wasn't.
    Obviously for extended trips a booster battery thingy goes in the pack.

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    Got one of those. I have downloaded it and will have a play. Ta
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Maybe a dumb question but does it gets reception without signal? If so how good is it, say under canopy etc?
    I use an iPhone 4S with Viewranger. Amazing app. I bought the maps for the whole of NZ, all in 1:50,000. I've never had a problem with the GPS, in or out of cell reception. I just turn wifi off and turn 3G off etc when out of reception. Really extends battery life. Did a day trip using Viewranger from 7am until 10pm and battery was still at 70-80%. I've since bought one of those battery recharge packs so I could probably get 7-10 days out of it using it the same way.

    With the app you can set markers and waypoints and add tons of information to them, as well as loads of other stuff I haven't used yet. I can't really see how a GPS could compete but maybe i'm missing something. Costs about 50 bucks all up for maps for the whole of NZ + the app. You also get a load of credits to buy individual tiles, etc, for other countries if you pay the $17 or whatever for the app instead of the cheaper version. It doesn't seem to have any for Australia yet which is a bit weird...but i'm sure only a matter of time.

    And with the phone you have your ballistics apps, conversion apps, a camera, etc, etc. I even have a couple of videos on it showing me how to process deer for when I finally get one...hahaha.
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