View Poll Results: Which GPSr do you have?

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  • Garmin

    57 77.03%
  • Magellan

    17 22.97%
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Thread: Garmin vs. Magellan

  1. #11
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    Default My choice

    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.
    Happy Trails!
    Yeah it's a Jeep thing!


  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjake
    Magellan Meridian (color) . . . had all the features I wanted (mapping ability, auto-routing for driving the vehicle, ability to show on a detailed map where I was while on the ATV or sled or while hiking, geo-caching, color screen, etc.) and I was able to pick it up in a bundled package for a sweet deal which is what ultimately lead me to purchase it. So far I've got no complaints.

    NOOO JAKE!! NOT YOU!!! *SIGH* a sad day it is... i never thought you would be on the dark side......
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1976
    I use a Garmin 60c aswell. I like it, it seems to loose reception often.
    Remember, you get a better signal when you hold the GPSr UPRIGHT (antenna pointing up), rather than holding it flat.

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    Remember, you get a better signal when you hold the GPSr UPRIGHT (antenna pointing up), rather than holding it flat.
    Really??? I didnt think it mattered, I will try that next time i'm out

    Thanx

  5. #15
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    Just remember though that it works only for those with the quad helix antenna and not the patch antenna like the Etrex series has. Those need to be held flat.
    Just smile it won't crack your face

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    friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

  6. #16
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    Default Hmmm....

    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    Remember, you get a better signal when you hold the GPSr UPRIGHT (antenna pointing up), rather than holding it flat.
    Quote Originally Posted by Haffy6
    Just remember though that it works only for those with the quad helix antenna and not the patch antenna like the Etrex series has. Those need to be held flat.
    I guess you learn something new every day.
    Happy Trails!
    Yeah it's a Jeep thing!


  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357
    NOOO JAKE!! NOT YOU!!! *SIGH* a sad day it is... i never thought you would be on the dark side......
    Yes, it is true Hiram357 . . . I am your father. Join me and buy a Magellan and we will rule the geo-caching galaxy . . . mu-ha-ha-ha.
    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

    "Death is only one of many ways to die."

  8. #18
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    Smitty . . . I've sent you a PM. Buddy just received a Rhino 530 as a Christmas gift and needs help figuring out how to get a more detailed map, how to remove waypoints, etc. and since I am a feeble-minded Magellan user I was pretty much stumped. He may be signing on to this board soon for info . . . and I suspect he may soon join the ranks of us geo-cachers as well.
    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

    "Death is only one of many ways to die."

  9. #19
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    Default Garmin vs. Magellan

    I have a Garmin etrex . I bought it to set up landing zones for life flight since iam on 2 rescue services , then i came across geocaching .
    and it seems to work fine but iam looking to ugrade but not sure what i want. maybe ill go with a rino.

  10. #20
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    Well to sign in for the dark side Magellan meridian,

    Pro's
    SD Memory Card for added expansion.
    is pretty accurate I think
    large screen
    decent veiws.
    can set the back light to allways on.

    Con's
    Mine is only monochrome.
    no USB conection
    Does not have the neat little directional arrow that 76c can display
    on the map menu.
    no compass
    and a few other missing toys.


    Right now I am looking at the new Garmin 76csx or 60csx at first glance it looks like the best features of both the garmin and magellan units roled into 1 unit. will have to see when they finnaly come out.

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