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Old 08-27-2007, 09:07 AM   #1
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GPS advice needed!

Im in Europe now. I thought it would be a good idea to buy a GPS unit here as it would have all the right maps -but when I got here I found that they were twice as expensive and didnt have the maps.

I was looking at the Etrex Vista Hcx - heard it was excellent. But the maps are crazy expensive for Europe. I have heard that its a bit easier to get the Europe maps V8. Any suggestions?

Is there a better GPS for me to use?

Thanks!
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:27 AM   #2
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Try shopping in Andorra. It`s tax free there. And it`s a good ride to get there.
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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Get the Garmin 60CSx. Robust, waterproof, takes sd cards, autorouting, 30 hours on a set of NiMh. I use it for walking, climbing, riding motorcycle, mountainbike, car, anything.
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:19 AM   #4
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Hi BlackSP,

The Garmin you mention looks interesting, affordable too! I hope you can answer these two questions:

1. How do you mount it on your bike?
2. Does it include backroads? The websites mention highways, and exits, but not regular B roads and such...

Thanks,

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:38 AM   #5
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1. How do you mount it on your bike?
2. Does it include backroads? The websites mention highways, and exits, but not regular B roads and such...
1. - Look for a source that handles R-A-M mounts - they make something to fit almost everything to anything.

2. - Typically (for the non-automotive units), the basemap will only show major roads. You would need the appropriate Mapsource product to get the small road details. The US versions show the equivalents of Motorways and A Roads.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:09 AM   #6
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1. - Look for a source that handles R-A-M mounts - they make something to fit almost everything to anything.

2. - Typically (for the non-automotive units), the basemap will only show major roads. You would need the appropriate Mapsource product to get the small road details. The US versions show the equivalents of Motorways and A Roads.
Thanks Michael, unfortunately, the cost of the extra mount and maps makes it just as expensive, if not more expensive, than a full-on Zumo.

I'll keep looking,

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