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GPS reviews
Posted by: mcb613
Date: November 10, 2011 05:24PM
Hello, hunted with a forum member last weekend. He showed me his GPS and recent tracks he had saved. Very obvious of the spots that have been missed while hunting. As a result, I have put one on my list for Santa. Would appreciate comments on models and particular uses for MD'ing. Thanks for the comments.
Regards,
Mike

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Re: GPS reviews
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: November 10, 2011 05:53PM
I look up places on google earth,then put the co-ordinates on my gps and go right to them.



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Re: GPS reviews
Posted by: BlackZ51Vett
Date: November 11, 2011 08:32AM
I also do what LabradorBob does.......

Re: GPS reviews
Posted by: Brendan_mp
Date: November 15, 2011 08:41AM
That sounds like a great plan. I have looked a little bit too but just not sure which places would be promising and which are just open areas. I would love to pick the brains of some of you veteran TH'ers. Maybe at the December meeting?

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Re: GPS reviews
Posted by: pointer80
Date: November 15, 2011 11:33AM
I use mine with google maps and google earth. I have a garmin and you can find a spot on google earth and then hit the map button on top and it goes to google maps and then you can send that spot right to your gps device(at least on garmin). Also they are good if you drive past a promising spot like I have with the family a few times and you can just hit a button and it will put that spot in so you can go right back to it. Also alot of them will give you a alternate route around traffic jams so you do not use valueble detecting time:laugh: No but serous they are a great all around tool not just for detecting but nice for traveling and finding where you are going.

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Re: GPS reviews
Posted by: William-NM
Date: November 15, 2011 11:11PM
Which Garmin are you using? I've got my eye on an Oregon 450, but hoping for another good sale like REI had a while back (249 and a $50 rebate) around Christmas...



William in Sunny SW New Mexico
Garrett AT Gold & AT Pro, Garrett Pro-Pointers, Lesche & Fiskar's Diggers, Garmin Oregon 450 GPS, ASUS Tablet (Great Topos!)
To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson: I believe in luck, and the more I dig, the luckier I get.
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Re: GPS reviews
Posted by: ShellsbytheShore
Date: March 13, 2012 08:25PM
Thank you for this forum! We're looking for a waterproof GPS unit. Any recommendations?

Re: GPS reviews
Posted by: silvereagle
Date: March 14, 2012 12:15AM
the garmin oregon 550t is waterproof

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Re: GPS reviews
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: March 15, 2012 05:34PM
Yes i like the Garmins!
I currently use a Nuvi most of the time!

LabradorBob



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Re: GPS reviews
Posted by: ShellsbytheShore
Date: March 15, 2012 06:37PM
Thank you, Silvereagle and LabradorBob! I appreciate it.

P.S. Do you know the depth they can go in the water? Oh, & my husband just asked me if you use it (them) to mark your finds. We live near the beach and would like to mark where we've found items as well as use it on our boat to mark good fishing spots.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/15/2012 06:44PM by ShellsbytheShore.

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Re: GPS reviews
Posted by: edjcox
Date: March 19, 2012 04:46AM
Delorme Units are rated to IPX7 waterproof standard .

Most handheld GPS units are rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard; a pretty good standard that keeps the unit sound in the face of whatever a typical hike bike, run or other outing can throw at it. Some handhelds are rated to the IPX6 standard; which is a lower standard that doesn't offer the immersion capability that the IPX7 does...... Immersion capability? Yes, see below:


IPX6 Waterproof Standard

Heavy splashing and rain - This test sends water at all angles through a 12.5mm nozzle at a rate of 100 liters/min at a pressure of 100kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters. Must not fail or show water seepage.

IPX-7 Waterproof Standard

Puddle, stream, beer cooler and splash rated - Protected against water immersion - Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.




That is they can be used in the rain/wet with no harm. This means momentary immersion. GPS Signals will not penetrate into water. You can buy sealable waterprrof bags for gear,
But they are not designed for diving...

Will work great fishing sailing and will handle a dunking and splash with no problems.






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Re: GPS reviews
Posted by: togamac
Date: August 03, 2012 03:33PM
Great forum. I have a Magellan RoadMate and have discovered since I started using this forum that it only displays whole seconds where as Google Earth displays hundreths of Seconds. I'm not sure what a hundreth of a second translates to in feet but figured the more accurate the better. So, I thought I'd update. Stopped at Target last night and was looking at the display models and found some that display degrees to 5 decimal places; no minutes or seconds. I think I could do the math but don't want to unless I have to.
So please tell me folks, What're using and why do you like it?
Thanks, mac

Re: GPS reviews
Posted by: El
Date: August 17, 2012 11:05AM
mac,

I don't know what you mean by whole numbers but if you go to the "tool" screen on Google Earth and select "options" you will be able to select between 4 different ways that lat/long are displayed.

Hope this helps.