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Old 08-02-2013, 09:59 PM   #4383
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Originally Posted by mezcal View Post
Hey guys Im looking at gps units, with all the brands and models out there I am unsure of what to get. I want to see fire trails and record my rides. . and I guess that's about it.
I would ask in the gps forum, but I want to know what works best here in Aus having had issues with regular car gps units not showing a lot of detail.
What units are you guys using
I just use a Garmin eTrex30 with Garmin Topo maps on an SD card - does everything you need, and tough as ...

The downside is the screen - very small ...

I've seen a few Garmin Montanas, and they look brilliant - again, with Garmin Topo maps - huge screens ...

Some people pooh-pooh Garmin's Base Camp software, but it works great for me - can hook the GPS to the laptop by USB, then have access to the Topo maps - able to use the laptop to plot out routes, then save them to the GPS - doing it this way you can keep everything on the laptop and wipe the GPS after each ride ...
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