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Inexpensive GPS

Postby shenko on Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:14 pm

What is the least expensive GPS receiver that will reliably tell me my latitude, longitude, and which way is north?
Same question, but to include an altimeter and a clock.
This would be for use hiking and hunting in the NW US.
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Re: Inexpensive GPS

Postby Ryan_W on Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:44 pm


The cheapest model that will give you your coordinates and a compass feature is the Garmin eTrex H. The compass on this unit reads from the satellites, so you must be walking for the compass reading to update.

To update to an electronic compass (updates as you turn it) and the altimiter/barometer, go with the Garmin etrex Summit HC.
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Re: Inexpensive GPS

Postby TScott27 on Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:47 am

I do agree, the eTrex H is not pricey but delivers good information. You can expect it to help you out whenever you would need to figure out your location. My friend has this and he is satisfied with it. (I'm using a different Garmin model.) :)
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