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post #1 of 48 Old 11-23-2010, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody own a Off-Road GPS???

Hey,

Does anybody own an off-road GPS like the ones from Garmin like these Amazon.com: Garmin eTrex Legend HCx Personal Navigator: Electronics

If so, what do you think of them, are they good for trail running??

also is it possible to use your regular GPS to input waypoints for a trail??

Thanks...

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post #2 of 48 Old 11-23-2010, 04:57 PM
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I have the Gamin 60CSX and love it. GPS units are great if you do a lot of exploring in remote places, hiking, etc. Mine is mounted in my Jeep and itís also removable so I can take it with me when on foot. Never leave home without it.

I donít think you could go wrong with the one in the link that you posted.
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post #3 of 48 Old 11-23-2010, 05:05 PM
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I just picked up the Garmin GPSmap 62st on Sunday (with the 24k Northwest map). Seems pretty awesome... rugged and waterproof. It shows all sorts of trails on it, but haven't used it in the real world yet (ie, offroading). I'll post up my thoughts as soon as I know more. (Might be a while... I just found out my sway bar disconnect needs to be replaced. Dammit!)

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post #4 of 48 Old 11-23-2010, 05:46 PM
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I use a Magellan explorist 500 for off road and highly detailed use. It is loaded with detail maps that cost extra but show every road/trail available.

You won't get that from a nuvi or any other "street" gps.

You need both......

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post #5 of 48 Old 11-23-2010, 06:01 PM
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I have a Magellan Triton 1500, loaded with USGS Topo maps.

Very good to have when needed.
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post #6 of 48 Old 11-23-2010, 06:04 PM
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I have the Gamin 60CSX and love it. GPS units are great if you do a lot of exploring in remote places, hiking, etc. Mine is mounted in my Jeep and itís also removable so I can take it with me when on foot. Never leave home without it.

I donít think you could go wrong with the one in the link that you posted.
x2 for teh 60CSX
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post #7 of 48 Old 11-23-2010, 06:14 PM
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i haven't tried it out yet but droid phones have apps for this
my tracks shows your track with or without roads
My Tracks - Android app on AppBrain
copilot live lets you pre-download maps if you will be out of cellphone service when you get there
CoPilot Live USA - Android app on AppBrain
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post #8 of 48 Old 11-23-2010, 06:17 PM
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I have the Jeep Trail Guide Navigation System with Topo.. And love it!
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post #9 of 48 Old 11-23-2010, 06:26 PM
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^^^ If I remember correctly, you can also remove that one and take it with you too.
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post #10 of 48 Old 11-23-2010, 06:35 PM
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Thing is, lots of crazy cool new stuff coming out....

Heck, I got my father in law,(82 yrs old) one of those backtrack gps's, and they are rather simple, but he really loves it. Takes it to Florida, and can always find the car.

Just sayin'...

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post #11 of 48 Old 11-23-2010, 07:16 PM
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I just purchased a Garmin nuvi 500. It has pre-loaded topo maps and works off-road as well as on the highway.

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post #12 of 48 Old 11-23-2010, 07:40 PM
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I hacked my Garmin NUVI 200 and put Topo Maps on it. Its not perfect, but I've got most of AZ on it and the TOPO's are free.

More free topo maps for Garmin receivers | GPS Tracklog

You can pick up a refurbished NUVI for about $50 on Amazon. The work great for road trips too.

I also have an Magellan Explorist 500 but its better suited for Backpacking than driving buttons and screen are too small.

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post #13 of 48 Old 11-24-2010, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Any thoughts on the "Garmin Rino 530HCx 2-Way Radio with GPS/FRS/GMRS" : Amazon.com: Garmin Rino 530HCx 2-Way Radio with GPS/FRS/GMRS: Electronics ??
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post #14 of 48 Old 11-24-2010, 12:40 AM
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I think that would be a great unit if you have a buddy or family member with you. Donít forget that you would need to buy two units though.
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post #15 of 48 Old 11-24-2010, 03:14 AM
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I have a DElorme pn 60 and it has a pretty cool way of tracking the off-road trails. It's price is about medium on the ones people have discussed. I trust it to ! saved my life one summer day in SD badlands hiking.
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