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Handheld GPS

I'm looking for a handheld GPS to take on my hunting trip to Colorado in the fall. I don't want to spend more than $200. Any recommendations?

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Re: Handheld GPS

Garmin. Any Garmin you can find for under $200. And don't make it your main tool for navigation either. Bring along a good set of topo maps of the area and a good reliable compass. Know how to use both before heading out. I never rely soley on my GPS, ever!

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A basic Garmin will fit your price range.

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I have the garmin legend hcx with topo maps loaded into it it came with a case a sd card and topo maps it's simple to run and batteries last a long time in it as stated above get a topo map of the area you are hunting it allows you to see a larger area at one time than the gps the screen is about an inch and half square

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I've been using the basic model Garmin Rino, which last I checked was still under $200. It's got a built in radio and you can transmit your position to other Rino users, which it then displays on the map. But the basic Garmin line is about all I've used in my professional and personal adventures since the mid 90s.

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I hate to just repeat what others have already said .....but .....if it does not say Garmin on it - don't buy it. They make the best and most user friendly units.

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I use the Garmin GPSmap 60CSx and just recently saw it on sale at Cabelas I believe for $199.00, but of course after buying all the accessories and other software it was well over $200.00

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onzaman wrote:
I use the Garmin GPSmap 60CSx and just recently saw it on sale at Cabelas I believe for $199.00, but of course after buying all the accessories and other software it was well over $200.00

That is a super deal!!! If you find it I would snag it!!!

I have this model and absolutely LOVE IT!! I paid nearly $500 with the extra nationwide topos.

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onzaman wrote:
I use the Garmin GPSmap 60CSx and just recently saw it on sale at Cabelas I believe for $199.00, but of course after buying all the accessories and other software it was well over $200.00

I also have this unit and it is the best and very user friendly. I use the preprogrammed topo miro SD cards in it.

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