RE: [gpsstash] What's The Opinion on a Garmin GPS12?
Yeah, it's pretty close to the same, but there is one big thing that I don't like about it - it doesn't have a position screen as far as I can tell. I've looked at tons of scsreenshots, and I'm reading the manual right now. That's a key feature for me, is to be able to stare at my current coordinates constantly, as a lot of the navigating I do is through really thick woods with a compass - I just use the GPS to re-verify my position.
-----Original Message----- From: Matt Peckham [mailto:matt@ONEXCHANGE.com] Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 3:56 PM To: email@example.com Subject: RE: [gpsstash] What's The Opinion on a Garmin GPS12?
I believe the eTrex is pretty much the same, and it's a bit less. also allows you to see the track you are following, although it has no scrolling ability. I think you might hold out for a bit as I believe the 12 is an older model and pretty close to outdated. for $60 more you can have a mapping GPS like the eMap, or the Lowrance globalmap100.
The eTrex is oh so small and light too. it's very tiny, and it's rubber seal wedges to your dash/windshield well enough for offroading.
I posted this message to the forums too, but I think more people read this.
I've got the opportunity to upgrade from my Magellan GPS 310 to a Garmin GPS12 (the base version, not color or able to download maps). The price I'll be paying is $120 plus shipping. What is the opinion of anyone that has experience with this unit? Is this GPS unit reliable, good quality? Are there any features of it that might end up driving me up a wall? Let me know...
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