Sunday, March 28, 2010

What Model of GPS Would You Recommend?

A buddy of mine is looking into getting his wife a GPSr due to her new found interest in geocaching. He asked me for advice on what to buy. I thought I would put the question out there in this venue, since I get zillions of readers every day!

I use a Garmin Colorado 400t. Garmin doesn't make that anymore, but I like its features.

It seems that the Garmin GPSMap 60CSx is the tried and true workhorse, but it doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that the Oregon and Dakota have.

I don't know enough about the Delormes to comment on them, but I like the list of features.

What say you all?


Erika Jean said...

Depends on how much your friend is willing to spend! ;-)

For me, I just chose a basic model (garmin etrex venture HC) I figured if I actually stuck to this hobby, I could upgrade later!

339 finds later I'm still using it and loving it... I don't plan on upgrading any time soon because of costs and well... it does what I need to!

Gary said...

Great info, Erika Jean.

I've found your unit on Amazon at a great price... $118 if I remember. After a couple of B-day gifts, I'll pick that up for my wife.

Thanks John for posting this.

Katy Rose said...

We use a Garmin Colorado 400T also. We love it except for the wheel.

We also have a Garmin Rino. Love it. It is simple and works pretty good. Except with tree cover. :(

Hi, My name is: Tim said...

I'm loving the oregon 550. three axis compass lets you USE the compass while moving, the touch screen is nice (but get a screen protector!) and the camera ensures you're always ready to take a pic at the cache site(with embedded coords.) The chipset/antenna are tops of what I've used and at times I've had down to 8' accuracy while moving and normally get more than decent coverage under canopy.