Forum: Just Getting Started In Geocaching
Topic: First GPS
started by: Fritz_Monroe

Posted by Fritz_Monroe on Nov. 22 2003,7:51 am
I just ordered my first GPS last night.  I decided on the Magellan Sportrak Map.  I want to thank everyone that helped me decide on this model.  Ended up getting it from Harmony Computers.  Final price including shipping $170.  Tack on the Magellan Rebate, and it's down to $140.  Not a bad deal at all, huh?

I should be looking for my first cache next weekend.  I've located a couple within walking distance of my house, so maybe before Thanksgiving dinner I'll be finding my first one.  Looking forward to getting it and getting started.

Thanks again

F_M

Posted by Nozoki on Dec. 23 2003,9:26 am
Bought my Sporttrak Map this past weekend. Been playing with it a bit, trying to get a feel for it. Was a tough decision for me between that and the Garmin Etrex Legend. Glad I went with the Sporttrak now that I've had the chance to handle it a bit. The signal strenght is great, even in my house. Gonna try to find my first cache today after work.:)
Posted by Snipe33 on Dec. 27 2003,1:40 pm
I too was torn between the Magellan and the Garmin.
I went with the Garmin Etrex Legend months ago after testing out a Garmin and a Magellan Sportrak.
I just can't stand the lousy screen and resolution on the Magellans.
The screens/graphics on the Garmins are just more detailed.

Posted by Northern Lights on Jan. 06 2004,4:03 pm
Ya, it's a toss up.....slightly better screen graphics with the Garmin.....or a much more sensitive antenna with the Magellan.  I switched from Garmin to Magellan last year.   Both are great units....you can't go wrong with either. :thumbs-up
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