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country kid
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May 5, 2013 #1
Hey guys!
Went on a nice big ride yesterday and developed a new respect for having a GPS on the trails, they seem to help ALOT! when it comes to finding your ways and not having to turn around every second track! was just wondering what people use and how well they work, the Garmin GPSmap 62 seem to be popular. just wondering what else is out there and what works? what you think is best? has any one had a problem breaking one when you have an off?
lee
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May 5, 2013 #2
Check out the Garmin Nuvi 500 it has the same water proof qualitys as the hand holds and is much easier to read as its a big screen. It can also be used as a normal GPS in your car. I have been running mine for a couple of years now without any problems.
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May 5, 2013 #3
:D
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May 5, 2013 #4
HAHA ^^
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May 5, 2013 #5
What unit are you using pounce?
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May 5, 2013 #6
Garmin Montana
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May 5, 2013 #7
I bought the cheapest one i could find
Magellan 110 from dick smith. $128
Got a handlebar mount for $29 -
Works pretty well but you can't upgrade the maps on this model so it's just the basic option.
Takes 2 x AA batteries - would be better if it could just be recharged from the car lighter etc.
Not as water proof as i would have liked - washed the bike with it on and now it has a bit of water in it.
Madmacs told me not to get a touch screen one - this one has a joiststick which works really well.
Lord_Muck
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May 7, 2013 #8
I just ordered a Garmin E-trex 20 with a RAM holder and RAM mounts all from Johnny Appleseed (www.ja-gps.com.au).

It's a fairly basic, handheld, waterproof GPS (not touch screen) and it has a colour screen. The Garmin E-trex 10 is only $99 and basically does a similar job.

Can't tell you how it works yet, i haven't grabbed any maps as my internet isn't connected at home. But XooM has had the older version E-trex 10 for a coupla years and it always gets us to where we need to be (when he remembers the spare batteries)

They have mounts to fit it to bikes and a holder etc on that site, they are out of stock of one of the motorcycle mounts that looks like it's fitted with zip ties, they neglected to ring and tell me so i emailed them a week later, got some other mounts and they posted it off and it arrived the next day.

Takes 2 x AA batteries, but i like that coz u can carry spares, rather than being out bush with it going flat on you.
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Sam
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May 20, 2013 #9
sorry to dig up an old thread but couldn't find answer I needed...

im lookin for a ram mount to go on my handlebars for my etrex 10. I cheched johnny apppleseed but couldn't spot a handlebar mount...am I missing something?


Lord_Muck wrote:
I just ordered a Garmin E-trex 20 with a RAM holder and RAM mounts all from Johnny Appleseed (www.ja-gps.com.au).

It's a fairly basic, handheld, waterproof GPS (not touch screen) and it has a colour screen. The Garmin E-trex 10 is only $99 and basically does a similar job.

Can't tell you how it works yet, i haven't grabbed any maps as my internet isn't connected at home. But XooM has had the older version E-trex 10 for a coupla years and it always gets us to where we need to be (when he remembers the spare batteries)

They have mounts to fit it to bikes and a holder etc on that site, they are out of stock of one of the motorcycle mounts that looks like it's fitted with zip ties, they neglected to ring and tell me so i emailed them a week later, got some other mounts and they posted it off and it arrived the next day.

Takes 2 x AA batteries, but i like that coz u can carry spares, rather than being out bush with it going flat on you.
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Sam
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May 20, 2013 #10
or maybe I worked it out.
I buy the ram mount for my model and thgen I buy one of these: http://www.ja-gps.com.au/RAM/rap-sb-187u/ to fit mount to the bars?
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