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Discussion Forum - Gear ! - gps


Author: Dr. John Batham
Posted: Thu 11th Feb 2010, 17:06
Joined: 2007
Local Group: East Yorkshire
Not familiar with this Elton, but I find the best approach is GPS with a downloaded route and a OS Exp map for an overview of the area
Author: Elton Ellis
Posted: Mon 8th Feb 2010, 18:39
Joined: 2006
Local Group: Surrey
Author: Dr. John Batham
Posted: Sat 6th Feb 2010, 21:46
Joined: 2007
Local Group: East Yorkshire
Author: Nic Arb
Posted: Thu 4th Feb 2010, 11:23
Joined: 2005
Local Group: Kent
Author: Dr. John Batham
Posted: Wed 3rd Feb 2010, 20:01
Joined: 2007
Local Group: East Yorkshire
Author: Nic Arb
Posted: Tue 2nd Feb 2010, 12:34
Joined: 2005
Local Group: Kent
Author: Dr. John Batham
Posted: Mon 1st Feb 2010, 19:51
Joined: 2007
Local Group: East Yorkshire
Hey nic, don't agree on the sharpness of the screen, nor on the Discoverer mapping. Battery life on the Satmap is superb with the rechargeable power pack, at least 16hrs even with constant reference to route, position etc. Maybe your friend used consumables?

I have no axe to grind, just going by 18 months use of Satmap. Maybe both will be overtaken by an ipad with really big display of OS mapping; the Garmin still has a ludicrously small screen which makes the following of a route uncomfortable and irritating; I don't think they design for long distance walkers, plannig a route, maybe just for someone who wants the occasional confirmation of position.

What we really need is a fold out flexible sheet for mapping, logged on to satellites

John
Author: Nic Arb
Posted: Mon 11th Jan 2010, 13:00
Joined: 2005
Local Group: Kent
Author: Dr. John Batham
Posted: Sun 10th Jan 2010, 12:48
Joined: 2007
Local Group: East Yorkshire
nic, I will concede generally faster lock-on to satellites with the Oregon but small screen size is a major nuisance as I don't want to have to fish out my specs continually. Mapping software is more comprehensive with Satmap. I've since seen the Memorymap gizmo and although it's a cheaper package, doesn't seem to match the other two players.
Author: Nic Arb
Posted: Wed 6th Jan 2010, 11:26
Joined: 2005
Local Group: Kent
Garmin Oregon 550 with Garmin GB Discoverer is the Rolls Royce of the GPS, IMHO.
Author: Dr. John Batham
Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009, 7:55
Joined: 2007
Local Group: East Yorkshire
Satmap 10 without a doubt (but not tried the new Memory Map yet) See my post under "Satmap 10" on the forum and read Simon Leck's review in December's Strider. All have their + and - points but I much prefer the Satmap to a new Garmin Oregon I purchased recently.
Posted: Sat 28th Nov 2009, 21:10
Joined: 2009
hi at the min i am just using a map and compasse but thing of investing in a gps are they worth there money and which are the best to go for?

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