I am currently on my third Garmin a Map60cs. This replaced a Vista which I bought for Geocaching. I had a Garmin12 that I bought to use for navigation on my boat when I lived in Florida. I made a choice with the first one based on cost. The next two simply because I had good luck with the first Garmin. I suppose I could have just as easily been a Magellan user, it's just the way it worked out. I've heard pros and cons on both brands so I guess which ever one works well for use is the one to stick with.