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    GPS, Garmin vs Magellan

    Looking at buying a GPS, either Garmin 62s or Magellan explorist 710 if the Mrs can get them cheap enough. Just after anyone with experience with either with their pros and cons list, and which you would recommend and why.

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    I have the predecessor (model 60GSX) to the Garmin. Have had it for over a decade. Never missed a beat. Fantastic and extremely robust peice of technology.
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    Got a 62s the other day, Been in the bush and great coverage no problems getting signal out. SAR use the 60GSX at work and they run sweet to. Topo maps on the 62S is great to, you can match up on the paper map sweet as.
    I love the 62S as I went from an old etrex to this.

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    I have had both the 60csx and the 62s. Great wee units. Gave the 62s to brother-in-law as a little easier to use. I use the 60csx, though still prefer map and compass. Mostly just the map. Even my phone has the entire south island in topo50.
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    Garmin everytime. Robust and best of all Free GPS maps with NZGPS forum. Can do loads, incl turn it into a car GPS.
    I have a touchscreen version Dakota 20. Load all the data, maps, waypoints via Basecamp or Mapsource SW.

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    62s is one of the best bits of kit i have invested in. great coverage and easy to use.

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    The Garmin 62s is hard to beat..... especially with Good Topo maps.

    Great resale value too

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Nibblet

    The Garmin 62s is hard to beat..... especially with Good Topo maps.

    Great resale value too

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    Yeah thats more or less what I figured. Thought maybe if I got the top of the line Magallen it might be a go but will stick with the garmin.

    P38 will send it off to you tomorrow. its sitting in my car just been slack. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Yeah thats more or less what I figured. Thought maybe if I got the top of the line Magallen it might be a go but will stick with the garmin.

    P38 will send it off to you tomorrow. its sitting in my car just been slack. Cheers
    No worries

    I'll pm you a couple of links to look at.

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    I had the old Etrex and upgraded to the 60S, thinking that would be good. However, most times I go to use it in the Motu etc, I can't get a signal, 'cos I'm always scrambing around in some shitty gulley. Even when I get up high, the canopy seems to block the signal a lot of the time. Do I need to invest in a 62S??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lentil View Post
    I had the old Etrex and upgraded to the 60S, thinking that would be good. However, most times I go to use it in the Motu etc, I can't get a signal, 'cos I'm always scrambing around in some shitty gulley. Even when I get up high, the canopy seems to block the signal a lot of the time. Do I need to invest in a 62S??
    Looks like the ans is yes. They all say it's reception exceeds most others and it should it's a blimmin huge aerial on the bugger !!

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    Mmmm. Wonder how I can slip that purchase past the financial controller
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    Just went into pick one up on way to work thinking it was late night Thursday, turns out it wasn't
    Stupid night shift and GMT scrambling my brain.
    DSE currently has them oon special for $399 up till the 18th, good time to grab one but just make sure you save me one.

 

 

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