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Eric Zeller <ezeller@ericzeller.com>
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RE: [gpsstash] What's The Opinion on a Garmin GPS12?



I think the Garmin 12 has a data port, the etrex does not. This was an
important feature for me...

On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Dostal, Jason J wrote:

> 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.
>
> Jason
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Peckham [mailto:matt@ONEXCHANGE.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 3:56 PM
> To: gpsstash@egroups.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 older model and pretty close to outdated.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.
>
> Matt
>
>
>
> 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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