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Old 03-10-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Low Price Garmin

Looking for a low price GPS for use mainly offroad, and putting important "need to see" locations for my Alaska trip (also going offroad in washington, and colorado.

I am poor. :(

Looking at the etrex 20 :

Any other lower price options out there? Looking to spend around 200 bucks. I have an older nuvi but its just for road use.

Maybe someone here is looking to get rid of one?
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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West Marine has the GPSMAP 78 on sale this weekend for $200.

Much more capable than the eTrex.

The 78 also has the 4 pin round power connector for a robust external power source - 12 volts from your bike.

Yeah, the screen isn't real big - but it's at least as big as the eTrex.

Plus is has lots more memory, you can add more memory, and hold lots of tracks and routes.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:18 PM   #3
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ohh looks nice, how much do maps cost for this thing? Garmin website isnt very straight forward.
100 bucks just for the california and nevada maps. No need to buy the GPS then, to expensive. 300+ in just maps alone.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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CityNavigator NA should cover continental US & Ak. And yes is should show anything you will likely ride. The Topo maps are usually a disappointment unless traveling cross-country as in "on foot", they make for a crappy road map even if dirt.
Not sure of coverage for Canada.

Also given your budget have a look at the open source (free) maps.


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Old 03-12-2013, 09:55 PM   #5
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:08 AM   #6
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I have an eTrex 20 as a back up for my Montana and think it is a wonderful little device that easily fits in your pocket. I think the form factor is just too small to work when viewable from the handlebar of your bike. But for the money, capabilities, uSD card, battery life, software, available maps and handy size it is a wonderful solution for when you don't want to carry around a larger gps.
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