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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

Whats the best Handheld GPS device in use these days.I understand there are quite a few providers of the service & it may differ out here too.
I needed to cover India & Mumbai mainly.
This sit from HYD http://www.satguide.in is providing one.Any similiar used abroad.

Anything to look for in particular.

regds
MEL


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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3007 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
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There is no "best" handheld GPS device. It depends on what your needs are: is it just to find coordinates? To keep track of where you go? To drive you around places by car, by foot?

There are several good devices out there, from PDAs to dedicated appliances, but it really depends on what you need it for.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

I would go with a Garmin, but that is my personal choice. Here is the mapping website:

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145 Copy and paste

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

Im looking at mainly monitoring my self as I roam the streets.So I know exactly where Iam & how I can get to a particular destination in the city.either walking or my a vehicle.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3007 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1073 times:
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I would also go with a Garmin in this case. Check out their website - but do check if they have maps for India as well, as it won't be default for all models.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1054 times:



Quoting ManuCH (Reply 4):
I would also go with a Garmin in this case. Check out their website

will do.

I just hope they have a compatiable system locally.currently only satguide.in has advertised in the country.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

I'm using a TomTom ONE. Its a nice lil gadget. And the service is free here in the states. You can order additional stuff onto it for a one-time charge, I think.


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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11445 posts, RR: 76
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1018 times:
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Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
Whats the best Handheld GPS device in use these days.I understand there are quite a few providers of the service & it may differ out here too.

I chose Garmin, although I'm not displeased with Magellans products. There is also the RINO 120/130 radio/gps handhelds for groups.

The Garmin is programmable with street level maps for India and you've got good long life on the batteries as well as excellent screen visibility.



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1015 times:

I have a Garmin...nice product, works well, is better than the Tom Tom I had before since the Tom Tom tended to do things like send me down dead end street or, on one occasion, in to a marina via a boat launch ramp (no, I didn't actually go in the water).

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 997 times:



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 8):
Tom Tom I had before since the Tom Tom tended to do things like send me down dead end street or, on one occasion, in to a marina via a boat launch ramp (no, I didn't actually go in the water).

Did you even bother to do the weekly updates off the internet like I do for the TomTom? I get updated maps weekly and satellite signal updates every week and download them onto my device. It is serving me real, real well! It hasn't done me wrong......yet!



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 996 times:

Hawk21M,

I only know of Garmin from using their marine systems. Please forgive me but they do have good gadgets as my uncle has used one for the past 5 years with only updating the map cards.

Hunter



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 988 times:

I checked up a few places out here,& can't locate a Garmin dealer.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3007 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 987 times:
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Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):
I checked up a few places out here,& can't locate a Garmin dealer.

I would check which model has maps for India, then order online...



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 968 times:



Quoting ManuCH (Reply 12):
I would check which model has maps for India, then order online...

Im trying for Only Mumbai first.
hopefully I find some success.
regds
MEL



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