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Posted: July 29 2006,10:04 pm QUOTE

We are looking for our 1st GPS, but the only experience we have is what we have been reading on this website. From what I can tell the Magellan Gold or Green and the Sportrak Pro seem to be top contenders. Any new feedback on these particular units ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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    Posted: July 30 2006,6:11 am QUOTE

While the Magellan Meridian line (Green, gold, etc) are long time favorites, they have been somewhat replaced by the newer eXplorist Series. This is not to say you can not get a new Meridian series as they are still quite readilly available and any make an excellent choice for geocaching.

As for the 'eXplorist' Series, there to are some good units and you can find more about them Here.
I am not sure what your budget is, but if it allows, I would recommend staying with the model 400 and up in this line for better mapping and expandability features.

My personal choice is the Mag (Meridian) Color and never had a problem with mine.


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    Posted: July 30 2006,8:16 pm QUOTE

Thanks for such a speedy reply! We went out store hopping today to see what everyone was offering and get a feel for what everything looked like in real life. I think we may have it narrowed down to the Garmin Etrex Legend Cx. I found a website that has a pretty nice deal and Garmin is offering a $50 mail in rebate also! I haven't ordered it yet... gonna think about it for a few days. If you have any additional feedback, I'd love to hear it!

Thanks again!
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    Posted: Aug. 15 2006,7:11 pm QUOTE

Well.........what did you get?
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    Posted: Aug. 15 2006,10:15 pm QUOTE

Didn't get it yet. We got into a car accident shortly after and couldn't afford the risk of spending the money at that time. :) Maybe next month.
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    Posted: Mar. 28 2007,3:03 pm QUOTE

I know there has been much said on this topic - but not in awhile it appears - so I would love some input.  I am extremely frustrated in my hunt for my first GPS.  Here is what i know I am looking for:

1) A unit good enough for geocaching in the woods since I live in WV
2) A unit that costs $150 or less
3) I know I should be looking for a unit that has a) a helix/quad ant. (no patch, right?)  b) a compass c) memory in total of 1-22 mb d) buttons on front for ease of use e) pc compatibility f) greyscale ok with me. don't care about color.

With all that said - can anyone suggest a good unit for me.

Also - any comments on this issue - some units say "mapping" other say "no mapping"
what is absolutely necessary for geocaching?

Thanks in advance - i can't wait to get started!
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    Posted: Mar. 31 2007,10:17 am QUOTE

I would love to see a reply to WV newbie's query.
I to am looking for my first handheld and really don't know what to go with. While I am not in a hilly area ( outside Chicago), I am sure my caching adventures will be so reception is primary isn't it.

Thanks to all.


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    Posted: Mar. 31 2007,1:35 pm QUOTE

Quote (wvnewbie @ Mar. 28 2007,5:03 pm)
I know there has been much said on this topic - but not in awhile it appears - so I would love some input.  I am extremely frustrated in my hunt for my first GPS.  Here is what i know I am looking for:

1) A unit good enough for geocaching in the woods since I live in WV
2) A unit that costs $150 or less
3) I know I should be looking for a unit that has a) a helix/quad ant. (no patch, right?)  b) a compass c) memory in total of 1-22 mb d) buttons on front for ease of use e) pc compatibility f) greyscale ok with me. don't care about color.

With all that said - can anyone suggest a good unit for me.

Also - any comments on this issue - some units say "mapping" other say "no mapping"
what is absolutely necessary for geocaching?

Thanks in advance - i can't wait to get started!

My favorite is still the Magellan Meridian series. 'Green' is the more basic of the line and 'Gold' is the more full featured. They offer all the features you mention (all requirements IMHO) and Gold also has the added capability of increasing memory through the optional SD card.

I have used many different brands and models and for geocaching these are my choice for the money.

Though no longer available through Magellan, the Meridian series can still be found and often some very good deals to be had on places like Ebay.

More about them Here

The eXplorist 400 would be another good choice, but a bit over the pricing you mention.


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    Posted: April 02 2007,6:16 am QUOTE

any experieince or thoughts on the Mag. Explorist 210?
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    Posted: April 02 2007,6:42 pm QUOTE

No personal experience with the eXplorist 210, but based on the specs it would be a good starter unit I suppose. I do prefer Quadrifilar antenna over patch antenna though, so that would be one draw-back IMHO.

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    Posted: April 23 2007,10:22 am QUOTE

Heya folks, new guy here. What are your thoughts on the Garmin Rino 530? I do alot of camping, hiking, hunting, and 'Squatchin so it might be a bit expensive, but I'd get alot of use out of it. What do you guys think?
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