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Question: What GPSr do you use? :: Total Votes:38
Poll choices Votes Statistics
Magellan 21  [55.26%]
Garmin 13  [34.21%]
Lowrance 0  [0.00%]
Cobra 0  [0.00%]
Some Blackmarket Russian Military Gadget 1  [2.63%]
Other 3  [7.89%]
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Volvo Man Offline
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Posted: Nov. 18 2003,6:11 pm QUOTE

As It would appear that the majority here use Magellan, I thought I would put it open for poll to see if that really is the case.

If you are one of those flashy multi GPSr owners, then please vote your primary caching GPSr.


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    Posted: Nov. 18 2003,7:39 pm QUOTE

I would like to hear back from someone that is using one of the Cobra GPSR's :)

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    Posted: Nov. 19 2003,5:28 am QUOTE

Only an eTrex legend here.
People already ask me what I'm supposed to do with a GPS, better not tohave more than one... even if I'm tempted...:D
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    Posted: Nov. 19 2003,7:07 am QUOTE

Using Magellan MAP 330 hooked to a PALM IIIc running Delorme SA 2004 Handheld, for paperless caching.
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    Posted: Nov. 19 2003,8:07 am QUOTE

I have used both Garmin and Magelan units and have settled on a Meridian Color.
Excellent reception, full of features and great contrast on screen that make it visible even in bright sunlight.


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    Posted: Nov. 19 2003,1:09 pm QUOTE

Do these 'Blackmarket Russian Military Gadget' work on Glonass or the regular *navstar*.

(I hope I used the right terms ??? )


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    Posted: Nov. 20 2003,7:02 am QUOTE

I started with a Mag 315, then went to a Map 330, then an ST Map and a Merigreen.

I think the Map 330 is the best in the reception category out of the bunch. Seems to pick up more sats, gets stronger signals on them, and seems to hold better lock under heavy foliage. EPE seems to stay more steady and low also.

Next in the reception category would be the ST Map.

The MeriGreen seems to always get one or two less sats than the ST, the signal strength jumps around more, and  the EPE always seems to be slightly higher (less accurate) than the ST. It also fluctuates much more.

of course, my results are only based on these three specific units. I've never used any other makes/models for comparison.
I also upgrade them all whenever new firmware comes out.
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    Posted: Nov. 21 2003,7:50 pm QUOTE

I use a Garmin III+.  I have had it for several years for mapping trips and work.  It is rugged, and I find it is very accurate.
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    Posted: Nov. 25 2003,3:14 pm QUOTE

I voted for the Magellan, since I started with a Mag GPS315 and now use a SporTrak Pro.  But my 11 yr old son geocaches with me and uses a Garmin ETrex Yellow.  Unfortunately, I could only vote for one in the poll, so Magellan it was! (or could I have voted for 2?)

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    Posted: Nov. 25 2003,4:04 pm QUOTE

Tht Garmin GPSmap 60cs looks like a sharp unit.

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    Posted: Nov. 27 2003,7:32 am QUOTE

Interesting...I seem to remember this same poll recently on the GC forums...and percentage wise it was heavily in favor of the Garmins....

Maybe thats why I like it here better....Magellan owners seem to rule the NC forums...   :thumbs-up
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    Posted: Nov. 27 2003,11:20 am QUOTE

Quote (Cracker7M @ Nov. 27 2003,9:32 am)
Interesting...I seem to remember this same poll recently on the GC forums...and percentage wise it was heavily in favor of the Garmins....

I too remember a similar poll there... but up to now was unable to find it ???. Actually polling is disabled there, they are still trying to sort out some software issue... Anyway when it will be reactivated I think I will re-post it.

Anyway consider that any polling with 15 votes does not allow any rock-hard statistic on it...
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    Posted: Nov. 27 2003,7:04 pm QUOTE

Magellan Meridian Platinum is the weapon of choice here....

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    Posted: Nov. 29 2003,12:40 am QUOTE

ok, so the vote goes on, and it does seem that the majority here use magellan. Question is, why does that differ from GC.com's membership?

Is it that Navicachers want to be different? Or perhaps its Quinn's staunch support of magellan that sways us. Perhaps, and I think this is really the case, those of us who are prepared to do a little more research beyond the display in the electronics store when buying our GPSr, are also the type to apply that to the internet when looking for Geocaching websites. In that case, its not that navicachers prefer magellan, but Magellan owners are the type to find and like Navicache.


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    Posted: Nov. 29 2003,3:58 am QUOTE

(Duplicate post rmoved by poster)

Edited by DustyJacket on Nov. 29 2003,4:00 am

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    Posted: Nov. 29 2003,3:59 am QUOTE

One thing I noticed is that most vocal Magellan owners still have an open mind regarding other brands.
The vocal portion of the Garmin owners seem somewhat militant is their "hatred" of Magellan.

Maybe its related to the research and features rather than brand loyalty.


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    Posted: Nov. 29 2003,6:21 am QUOTE

Looking at the design and features in the two new Garmins, I think even they are looking at the Mag's lately.  :grinnin

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    Posted: Nov. 29 2003,10:20 am QUOTE

Quote (PC Medic @ Nov. 29 2003,7:21 am)

going a little off track...
Does price pay any part?

Seems like the very cheapest unit you can get is a low end Etrex or Geko. And the cheapest Maggies are like Sportrack or 310 (do they still make those?), and thats a little bit more.

Magellans or garmin


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    Posted: Jan. 09 2004,7:23 am QUOTE

When I bought my MeriGold, It was my first GPS, so I didn't know really which features were important. I did want map display, altitude and WAAS though, and the Gold was the only one they had that said that on the box. Also, I knew I'de be buying cables, mounts and other stuff, so accessory price played a part. then I had a little play with the Gold in the shop, and also a couple of garmins and I soon noticed that the Magellan felt more robust, so I bought it. Had the platinum been available then, I would probably have bought that instead.

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    Posted: Jan. 16 2004,1:55 pm QUOTE

I use a Magellan SporTrak Pro!
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    Posted: Mar. 02 2004,5:33 am QUOTE

I don't consider myself a 'vocal' Garmin owner, but I have a Garmin Venture, and I am well pleased with it. Also, I don't 'hate' Magellans.
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    Posted: Mar. 02 2004,6:57 am QUOTE

I have the Meridian Platinum as well...  Don't think I would buy any other unit.

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    Posted: Mar. 02 2004,1:31 pm QUOTE

Quote (deckyon @ Mar. 02 2004,8:57 am)
I have the Meridian Platinum as well...  Don't think I would buy any other unit.

Very nice GPS Unit...you should never have to!  :2cool

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Posted: Mar. 02 2004,4:22 pm QUOTE

Quote (Quinn @ Mar. 02 2004,3:31 pm)
Quote (deckyon @ Mar. 02 2004,8:57 am)
I have the Meridian Platinum as well...  Don't think I would buy any other unit.

Very nice GPS Unit...you should never have to!  :2cool

...until the Starship Federation "tri-corder" comes on the market  :2cool

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Posted: Mar. 02 2004,5:43 pm QUOTE

"Geocache readings at 20 meters... That way!"  :D

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    Posted: Mar. 20 2004,10:12 pm QUOTE

I just got a Fortuna Blue tooth clip on. This thing is tiny. Its replacing my ancient Garmin 38. I'm the one other in the poll.

I was about 2 clicks away from buying the Magellen platinum untill I decided to go bluetooth.

I would have bought the Garmin 60CS in a heart beat if it was $100 cheaper and had a SD slot.
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    Posted: Mar. 26 2004,5:00 am QUOTE

I've still got a Garmin eTrex Legend but thsi unit has caught me eye
http://www.lowrance.com/Outdoor/Products/iFINDERH2OPlus.asp
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    Posted: Mar. 30 2004,5:57 pm QUOTE

I got both Garmin and Magellan, is there any other manufactuers?
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    Posted: Mar. 31 2004,2:07 pm QUOTE

Quote (rockyriver @ Mar. 30 2004,7:57 pm)
I got both Garmin and Magellan, is there any other manufactuers?
:laugh:

Yeah, Lowrance makes some of the best.
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Posted: May 02 2004,2:28 pm QUOTE

Still running Garmins & wouldn't have it any other way. :grinnin

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