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Bman Offline
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Posted: Feb. 16 2006,1:34 pm QUOTE

Hello, have only had limited experiance Geocaching but am planning on getting a GPS.  Problem is that I want to do auto-navigation as well as Geocaching and the PDA stuff as well!  Is there one machine out there that can do it all?  I have looked at the Garmen 60cs - seems optimized for geocahing but usable for auto nav, no PDA.  The Garmen iQue M5 looks great but I don't know if it will geocach?  Tried a Navman and no go on the Geocach.

Does anyone out there know of a silver bullet?  Oh, I am in the UK for the next couple of years and traveling Europe but will be moving back to Canada after that - global coverage as well.  Not asking for too much am I :;):
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    Posted: Feb. 16 2006,7:22 pm QUOTE

What, no cell phone, too?

I'd suggest a two unit solution. Something like the Garmin 60C for geocaching and autonavigation and a Treo 650 for your PDA, cell phone and Internet connection to Navicache.com.


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    Posted: Feb. 19 2006,12:59 pm QUOTE

Not a big fan of the PDA GPS units or add-on's, but if you are looking for the one unit that will pretty much do all your street navs as well as Geocaching and boating etc. I would say check out the Garmin V. I use this unit to get me from A to B on the streets and also fits right in my pocket for hiking and Geocaching.
Very accurate and the price has dropped like a rock.
Magell makes some great units for Geocaching and off road, But I think the software they use for street nav is a bit lacking and not as user friendly as of yet.


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    Posted: Feb. 20 2006,10:47 am QUOTE

Bman, I have a Garmin 60cs with some accessories you may be interested in..... And yes it will do street nav and geocaching plus alot of other things .... Also it is as accurate as the Garmin V.... I have both, but I use my V on a daily basis.... Email me if you are interested...... Price and Spicifics.... tleckinger@rochester.rr.com     Let me know eaither way.... I'm pretty sure you would be happy with it.... Let Me Know.... Plus Im sure Quinn will back me up on this.....

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msvirick Offline
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    Posted: Mar. 25 2006,4:48 am QUOTE

What did you finally get?
I was suggesting you may look at Nuvi. Little bit more money, but will do a lot more.


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