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    Default I need a car GPSr.

    I'm planning on buying a car GPSr, probably a Garmin, but open to suggestions. Currently I have street maps loaded on my 400t and use that to navigate. What I would love is to be able to load a car GPS with geocaches and use that to navigate by street to the GZ. So...

    Can you load any car GPS with caches? Are some brands easier than others?

    Are there any that wouldn't require me use GSAK? The ideal would be if I could download my PQs directly like I do with the Oregon.

    Will certain models hold more caches than others?

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks everyone.

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    I think the Nuvi 500 series is the only Nuvis you can dump a GPX file directly into.

    Not sure how good they are...
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    we just bought a nuvi 1300 and kev loads caches as points of intrest on it
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    GSAK isn't all that confusing to use. I dump all the waypoints into it and use the Garmin POI loader to dump them all into my cheap Nuvi 250 using the pilot snipes macro. Works just fine for me.
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    Hiram357 and Maniac1957 use a TomTom and swear by them. I am not sure if they use GSAK. I have a Nuvi but use GSAK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollora View Post
    Hiram357 and Maniac1957 use a TomTom and swear by them. I am not sure if they use GSAK. I have a Nuvi but use GSAK.
    I like Aaron's and Brad's TomToms . . . the voice they select sounds has such a velvet smooth sexy voice . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjake View Post
    I like Aaron's and Brad's TomToms . . . the voice they select sounds has such a velvet smooth sexy voice . . . .
    Oh wait a minute . . . that was the Hiram Hiram that I was thinking about with that velvet smooth sexy voice.
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    Thumbs up As Lois and Jake say

    I have a Tomtom 330XL and absolutely love it. I do use GSAK to load it and it is very easy to do. I also use a GSAK macro to take advantage of the itinerary feature on the 330. It allows me to plan my route and which caches I want at home and then it just goes from cache to cache on a preplanned route instead of going to nearest. Which as you know isn't always the closest. I does spoken directions and is very easy to use. Call me if you'd like any more info and I'll be glad to help you out.
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    So a GSAK lesson is going to have to be in my future? Ugh. I tried it when I first started caching, but it seemed way too involved the few times I looked at it. In fact, that was the single reason I chose an Oregon, so I didn't have to use it.

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