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Old 05-20-2014, 02:04 PM   #1
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Trail Tech Voyager vs Garmin 62/78

It is about time I pick up a GPS for where I ride. I am looking for something durable. I will use this for singletracking in technical places in SW Colorado and Moab area. Ease of hardwiring is not as big of a concern as I have no problem carrying batteries. Does anyone have any experience with the Trail Tech Voyager? I heard the monochromatic display is a negative, but that may not be a big deal for me. It seems like they have a good mount setup and I like the idea of it tucking in and basically becoming my dash, so that keeps it less cluttered and safer. I have been scanning the Garmin thread here on the 62/78 so I am getting a little more up to speed.
Any thoughts are appreciated!
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:16 PM   #2
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You need to decide if you just want to follow a few tracks or record tracks or download lots of them from Internet, edit them, download to GPS and have color options waypoints etc.

I have few (1 or 2) people on my rides that use Trail Tech but it is nothing like a real GPS.

All the other things you mentioned are background noise except 12V power, that is a big deal and the 62 is DOA on that issue.

78 is available from WestMarine.com for only $150 plus another $150 for maps, mounts, etc.
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yes, I am hoping to both log a lot of my rides to share with friends and people looking for that in the area, and also download a lot of others when I ride in other areas as I am hoping to do some extensive travelling around the US with the bike in tow the next few years, so loading tracks ahead of time for areas I am not familiar with sounds great!
Power source is not too big of a deal since I don't mind carrying batteries if needed. I already do for the helmet light.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:31 PM   #4
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Get a real GPS, Garmin Montana, Montera, or 78.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:03 AM   #5
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yes, I am hoping to both log a lot of my rides to share with friends and people looking for that in the area, and also download a lot of others when I ride in other areas as I am hoping to do some extensive travelling around the US with the bike in tow the next few years, so loading tracks ahead of time for areas I am not familiar with sounds great!
Power source is not too big of a deal since I don't mind carrying batteries if needed. I already do for the helmet light.


Two year old droid for $100 off craigslist ?

Velcro it to the triple tree and go.

You could impale 6-7 of them for the cost of "a real gps" , plus sharing tracks/routes, waypoints, and FULL MAPS is trivial over wifi, bluetooth, or sdcard/cable.
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