Joined: June 2001
||Posted: Nov. 12 2003,4:23 pm
I am not a fan either way of garmin or Magellan. I simply rave about whatever it is that works great for me and go from there. For instance...one of my favorite units is the Garmin V. it sits on my dash everywhere I go and I depend on it a great deal for both on road and also geocaching. it has never once let me down. so this should prove that I do like some of the things Garmin has to offer.
On the other hand, when it comes to Geocaching on it's own or for that matter just about any other outdoor recreational purpose that could and would depend on knowing right where you are, I go with many of the Magellan units.
I have and had owned several such Garmin units like the Map76, the etrex yellow, the Etrex Vista, etc. i took these units and at the same time worked them against other units such as the Meridian gold and platinum with it's quad antenna, I also worked them along side the Sportrak family also made by magellan. each and every time the etrex units would lose sat connection wayyyy before the magellans would, and sometimes even before I got started down the trails.
Now mind you, I live in upstate, NY. Tree's around here are very thick and there are areas where hills, mountains and valleys come into play as well. You might not have these factors where you live or perhaps nothing to compare with your gps thus I can understand how you make your conclussions. I myself was quite happy with the Vista as i knew no better until a Meridian landed in my hand to compare it to. the next week i placed it on Ebay
As long as you are doing good with what you have and are having fun should be the important thing. But I hope you all get the chance to at least kick the tires on some of those Meridians.
"I Cache...Therefore I am!"