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  • Ok outdoor enthusiasts. I'm looking for a QUALITY, EASY to use, FUNCTIONAL GPS. It doesn't have to be God's gift to GPS units bu

    Ok outdoor enthusiasts. I'm looking for a QUALITY, EASY to use, FUNCTIONAL GPS. It doesn't have to be God's gift to GPS units but rugged and has all the functions that a real hunter would use and appreciate. I would like it with the expandable memory with pretty good capabilities for highly detailed maps if I'm ever in an area where I want that level of detail. Oh and I want all that for around $150-200. Any strong suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!

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    I think an Etrex Legend maybe be in that price range now. I purchased one on Ebay which has a monochrome screen. (They offer color screen now)for $60.00. The $150-$200.00 price range might really be limiting you. I'm assuming that you're talking about a handheld unit?

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      Yes, handheld unit. I guess from the research I've been doing I believe that's going to be the price range of units that will have the features I'm looking for. If there's cheaper stuff out there that really does the job, I'm all ears. Just want to get something that I won't feel so limited with and has potential to do more than I might use it for regularly.

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      • #4
        What are you going to be using it for? If it's for the thwarting of the presence of my old friend/foe Murphy, I have found he will either lose the batteries or drain the power from all battery powered devices, when you are not looking. If it is just for fun and games, go for it and good luck.
        That is my way of saying I never trust my life to any battery powered device out in the boonies, Murphy always hangs out there waiting for me.

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        • #5
          Garmin puts out a bunch of units that might suit your needs. But in all honesty for GPS units it's all about figuring out how to use it, don't spend extra on something that has features tailored to you specific use, with easy buttons and pathways, alot of them work the same and do the same thing it's just you need to find out the varying button combinations to make it do what you want. For example almost all GPS units take waypoints, but some models make you hit buttons and go through two or three screens to do it while others can take waypoints automatically with a push of one button.

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          • #6
            For the price a Garmin Etrex HC. High sensitivity so you can use it in a heavy canopy (woods). I have one and really glad I spent the money ($170+tax). I have several Garmin Rino 110s and 120s - problem is that the low sensitivity is a problem in bad weather and heavy canopies.

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            • #7
              Thanks everyone. I think I'm getting closer. What Yoda said makes a lot of sense. I don't need to pay the extra money for simplicity, just need to take the time to learn how to use the one I get. Which is as important as anything that a person counts on to keep them safe.

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