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Hand Held GPS Advice

Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:17 pm

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.

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RE: Hand Held GPS Advice

Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:29 pm

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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Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:52 pm

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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RE: Hand Held GPS Advice

Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:13 pm

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.

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Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:35 pm

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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RE: Hand Held GPS Advice

Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:10 am



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.

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Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:08 pm

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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Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:35 am



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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Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:50 am

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).
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Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:28 am



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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Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:33 am

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.

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RE: Hand Held GPS Advice

Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:58 am

I checked up a few places out here,& can't locate a Garmin dealer.
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RE: Hand Held GPS Advice

Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:43 am



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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RE: Hand Held GPS Advice

Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:27 pm



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.
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