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$234.95 list($299.99)
61. Magellan SporTrak Pro Handheld
$188.25 list($246.99)
62. Garmin Geko 301 GPS with Waterproof
$261.95 list($349.99)
63. Cobra GPS 1000 DLX 4 MB Global
$299.99 $252.99 list($321.99)
64. Garmin GPSMap 60 Handheld Waterproof
$299.99 $234.95 list($329.99)
65. Suunto X-Lander Wristop Computer
$69.99 list($113.99)
66. Garmin Geko 101 GPS with Waterproof
$899.99 $639.95 list($1,349.95)
67. Navman iCN 635 64 MB Vehicle GPS
list($239.99)
68. Suunto Vector Wristop Computer
$28.99 list()
69. Magellan RoadMate Dash Mount
$235.59 $254.04 list($329.99)
70. Pharos Pocket GPS Navigator with
$49.99 $33.95
71. Garmin Motorcycle Mounting Kit
$78.99 $75.99 list($116.65)
72. Garmin Metroguide v5 Mapping Software010-10468-00
Too low to display list($499.99)
73. Magellan eXplorist 600 In Car
$449.88 list($799.99)
74. Factory-Reconditioned Delphi NA10000
Too low to display list($499.99)
75. Magellan eXplorist 500 North America
$34.99 $29.16 list($49.99)
76. Magellan RoadMate Travel Carrying
$47.99 list($79.95)
77. PNI Wayfinder V700 Digital Vehicle/Handheld
$699.99 $599.00 list($899.00)
78. Emerson NV-5000 128 MB Portable
$319.00 $254.90 list($359.99)
79. Magellan Meridian Marine GPS
$193.79 list($359.99)
80. Pharos PF022 Pocket GPS Portable

61. Magellan SporTrak Pro Handheld GPS
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B000064189
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Magellan
Sales Rank: 1823
Average Customer Review: 4.24 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Magellan SporTrak Pro is a feature-rich, fun, and easy-to-use GPS receiver designed for the serious navigator. Its rugged, waterproof, and ergonomic design is perfect for the outdoorsperson needing a compact but powerful navigator.

Included in SporTrak Pro is a 9 MB North American basemap of highways, major roads, parks, waterways, marine navaids, buoys, lighthouses, and more. An additional 23 MB of built-in memory is included for downloading detailed maps from Magellan's MapSend line of CD-ROMs. With Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) support, the SporTrak offers readings with up to a three-meter accuracy.

The large display, along with a front facing 9-key keypad, makes it easy to use in any environment. SporTrak Pro software includes seven graphic navigation screens, storage for up to 500 waypoints and 20 routes, a best fish and game time calculator, and BackTrack for finding your way home after a long trip into the woods.

The SporTrak Pro runs on two AA batteries for up to 14 hours. It's housed in rubber-armored, impact-resistant plastic that's waterproof and also floats.

The WAAS difference
  • 100 meters: Accuracy of the original GPS system, which was subject to accuracy degradation under the government-imposed Selective Availability (SA) program.
  • 15 meters: Typical GPS position accuracy without SA.
  • 3-5 meters: Typical differential GPS (DGPS) position accuracy.
  • Less than 3 meters: Typical WAAS position accuracy.
WAAS is a system of satellites and ground stations that provide GPS signal corrections, giving you even better position accuracy. How much better? Try an average of up to five times better. A WAAS-capable receiver can give you a position accuracy of better than three meters 95 percent of the time. And you don't have to purchase additional receiving equipment or pay service fees to utilize WAAS.

How it Works
WAAS consists of approximately 25 ground reference stations positioned across the United States that monitor GPS satellite data. Two master stations, located on either coast, collect data from the reference stations and create a GPS correction message. This correction accounts for GPS satellite orbit and clock drift plus signal delays caused by the atmosphere and ionosphere. The corrected differential message is then broadcast through one of two geostationary satellites, or satellites with a fixed position over the equator. The information is compatible with the basic GPS signal structure, which means any WAAS-enabled GPS receiver can read the signal.

Who benefits from WAAS?
Currently, WAAS satellite coverage is only available in North America. There are no ground reference stations in South America, so even though GPS users there can receive WAAS, the signal has not been corrected and thus would not improve the accuracy of their unit. For some users in the U.S., the position of the satellites over the equator makes it difficult to receive the signals when trees or mountains obstruct the view of the horizon. WAAS signal reception is ideal for open land and marine applications. WAAS provides extended coverage both inland and offshore compared to the land-based DGPS (differential GPS) system. Another benefit of WAAS is that it does not require additional receiving equipment, while DGPS does.

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Features

  • 12-channel GPS receiver; WAAS enabled for up to 3 meter accuracy
  • 9 MB North American basemap of roads, waterways, parks, and more
  • 23 MB memory for additional map downloads
  • Large, easy-to-read display; 9-key keypad for quick access to software features
  • Rugged, waterproof design; Quadifiler Helix antenna for superior tracking in harsh environments

Reviews (21)

5-0 out of 5 stars Too cool.
I just received my Magellan SporTrak Pro GPS unit, and after about three hours of non-stop twiddling with it, I can safely say "WOW!" I powered up the unit for the first time INSIDE my house, and it started acquiring satellites. Pretty amazing.

Highlights:

- Easy to use
- Dead accurate
- Surprisingly detailed base map
- Well worth the money

The only Down Sides I've noted are:

- PC cable securing screw has a small, floppy D-ring-type handle on it, which makes securing the PC cable to the GPS somewhat finicky. The same type D-ring is used for the lanyard loop/battery compartment screw. It's OK, but nothing I'd design.

- Magellan doesn't make a carrying case for it, but a slightly modified Nokia 5160 leather case works very well!

- The backlight makes an annoying hum. It is barely noticeable at the Low setting, but on High, it sounds like a mosquito. Good thing I detest backlights to begin with.

If you want a GPS, go buy this unit. Don't mess with the "toy" GPS systems that only use "patch" antennas. The quad helix on the Magellan systems is FAR superior.

2-0 out of 5 stars Critical Deficiency
I returned this unit because of an inaccurate trip odometer and will probably replace it with the Garmin GPSMap. The accuracy of the odometer on my Sportrak was off by about 20% at walking speeds. Try the following test: drive a one mile course away from and back to your home with the unit on the car dashboard. You will find quite close agreement (within a couple of percent) of the odometer reading on your car and the Sportrak. Now walk the same course holding the unit in your hand. My unit would record approximately 0.8 miles on the odometer on the same 1 mile course. I have conducted this experiment with a Garmin unit (the Foretrex 201) and found this unit to have the same accuracy at walking speeds as at highway speeds. Since I wish to use the system for mostly walking speed trips the Sportrak was unacceptable to me.

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm happy!!
After lots of research, I finally decided to purchase this Magellan over the Garmin Legend. The decision was based mostly on other websites and reviews questioning the sensitivity of the Garmin. I can't say anything about that, but I know I can usually get enough signal on the 1st floor of my 2 floor house (and I'm away from any windows). In the open, I can usually get 100% signal from 6 satellites and a little from a 7th (it only needs sufficient signal from 3). It's a little bigger than the Garmin, but being an RF engineer, I know that generally, the larger the better the antenna performance. I can't wait to take mine on a hike. FYI The unit comes programmed with fairly detailed maps of the US and very general maps of the rest of the world. If you want more, I guess you have to buy the CD.

Update: I compared my unit to my friend's Garmin Legend and from the window at work, the Magellan did seem to perform better.
I managed to lock on to 3 satellites, while the Garmin only two.

5-0 out of 5 stars The most accurate GPS
The is the most accurate GPS I have ever tested.
It is a good overall unit.

3-0 out of 5 stars on upgrading your firmware, be careful
One word of caution. It's very easy to upgrade the firmware on the Magellans. But nowhere on the "readmes" for the sportrak pro upgrade did it tell the user to keep both the com port and the GPS at 4800 baud (esp. since the GPS can be set for 115,200! You can totally hose the flash memory and firmware by running the upgrade at ANY baud rate > 4800. You CAN go through an arcane series of "keystokes" to get the GPS back into "upgrade" mode..but it's a pain.. ... Read more


62. Garmin Geko 301 GPS with Waterproof Exterior Electronic Compass, and Altimeter (Dark Gray)
list price: $246.99
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Asin: B0000AKA8L
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Garmin
Sales Rank: 5341
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Features

  • Compact 12-channel GPS receiver with high-contrast display (100 x 64 pixels)
  • WAAS-enabled for 3-meter accuracy; built-in electronic compass and barometric altimeter
  • Stores 500 waypoints and 20 routes with 125 waypoints per route
  • Easy operation: five buttons for one-hand use
  • 12-hour operation on 2 AAA batteries; includes serial PC interface

63. Cobra GPS 1000 DLX 4 MB Global Positioning System with Rand McNally StreetFinder Software
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B0002P12KA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Cobra
Sales Rank: 13362
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Features

  • Powerful WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with 4 MB internal memory
  • Stores up to 500 waypoints; exclusive ASAP II technology speeds up acquisition time
  • Comes preprogrammed with coordinates for hundreds of worldwide cities
  • Calculates average speed, ETA, altitude, date, miles traveled, and much more
  • Includes PC interface and cable, 32 MB SD memory card, and Rand McNally StreetFinder software

64. Garmin GPSMap 60 Handheld Waterproof GPS for Land or Sea (24 MB)
list price: $321.99
our price: $299.99
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Asin: B0002V4U30
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Garmin
Sales Rank: 17326
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Product Description

Backwoods, boundary waters, blue highways - the GPSMAP 60 is your trusted guide to the great outdoors. The GPSMAP 60 along with the GPS 60 are packed with several of the features found in the 60 series color units, but sport an affordable, high-resolution, monochrome display for outdoor enthusiasts on a budget.The rugged, waterproof GPSMAP 60 is the perfect, low-cost, navigator for wherever your spirit of adventure takes you. A large, sunlight-readable, four-level grayscale display with bright LED backlight makes it easy to find your way - day or night. 28 hours of battery life provide for more hours of outdoor enjoyment. Both serial and USB connections make for fast and versatile download transfer while a built-in basemap with automatic routing capabilities to guide you, turn-by-turn, with tone prompts to your destination. 24 MB of internal memory provides for lots of storage of optional MapSource marine, topo and city street mapping downloads. Like the other products in the 60 series, this trusty handheld is compact and lightweight, with a user-friendly interface. It's reliable, and extra-precise as WAAS can make it. Special geocaching and geolocation gaming modes provide entertainment, as well as trailblazing navigation capability. The unit also includes an alarm clock, sunrise/sunset and moon phase tables, optimal hunting and fishing times - plus much more ... Read more

Features

  • Display: 1.4”W x 2.1”H, high contrast, 4-level gray LCD (160 x 240 pixels), Weight: 5.4 ounces with batteries (not included)
  • Runs on 2 AA alkaline batteries; includes USB interface
  • WAAS-enabled, 12 parallel channel GPS receiver
  • Built-in quad helix receiving antenna with remote antenna capability
  • Case: Rugged, fully gasketed, waterproof, IEC 60529 IPX7 (Submersible 1 meter @ 30 minutes)

65. Suunto X-Lander Wristop Computer Watch w/ Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, & Chronograph
list price: $329.99
our price: $299.99
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Asin: B000051SEP
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 15493
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Get all the information you need for hiking, climbing, or skiing with the Suunto Xlander Wristop Computer. The Xlander is a watch, altimeter, barometer, and compass in a stylish aluminum body with a carbon-fiber back and mineral crystal glass. It comes with a weatherproof black leather wristband and is built to be waterproof even if submerged up to 100 feet.

When traveling in the wilderness, knowing your environment is essential. Suunto X-Lander is packed with solutions enabling safe and responsible decisions. With the accurate electronic compass you can find your way whether hiking in the most demanding weather conditions or just strolling around in a foreign city. With the help of the barometric functions you receive essential information for forecasting the weather changes, which enables you to stay one step ahead of the storm.

The watch displays day, time, and date with three programmable alarms plus a stopwatch and countdown timer. Additional features on this model include a user-configurable logbook, complete calendar clock, and advanced memory functions.

The altimeter features a range up to 9,000 meters (29,500 feet), which puts all 14 of the world«s 8000+ meter summits within your range. It has also an adjustable altitude alarm, as well as different memory functions. With the logbook function you can record total and cumulative vertical ascents and descents, as well as the number of runs skied. Also view your ascent/descent rate in feet per minute. (All measurements are also available in metric units.)

The electronic compass displays the cardinal or half-cardinal point and the North-South arrow and can display bearings with 3-degree accuracy. You can also set it to track a certain bearing, which helps you follow a chosen direction in the terrain. The declination adjustment function allows you to correct the difference between the true North and magnetic North.

Suunto X-Lander displays the current barometric pressure and temperature as well as the pressure-related data for the past four days. It also shows you the present sea level pressure, which makes it easier to read and understand the barometric pressure at high altitudes. The barometer allows you to measure the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit, absolute pressure, and a difference measurement to follow changes in barometric pressure and temperature.

The Xlander comes with a user-replaceable battery, which lasts up to 18 months, and a low-battery indicator. It is covered by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box This package contains the Suunto X-Lander wrist-top computer and printed instruction manual. It is backed by a one-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Watch, altimeter, barometer, and compass in 1
  • Top-quality craftsmanship--aluminum casing with carbon-fiber back, mineral crystal glass, and leather band
  • User-configurable log book, complete calendar clock
  • Altimeter with 24-hour memory and log book, bubble level for accurate compass readings
  • Features 3 alarms, stopwatch, and countdown timer

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Gadget for those of us who like Cool stuff
I collect watches, and I am NOT one to shy away from big watches, and in some cases, the bigger the better. What I really love about the X-Lander is that it is big but also very light-weight. Normally when you see a wrist watch this large you have to exercise your arm quite a bit just to get used to telling time, but not so with the X-Lander. And best of all: it does WAY MORE than just tell time!

Interested in knowing where you are going? How about the current temperature? Are you just the slightest bit interested in what your current altitude may be? GO BUY THIS WATCH! 'Course for those Suunto enthusiasts, this ISN'T a watch, its a Wristop Computer that just so happens to be able to tell time. Unlike the Suunto Observer which is about half the size (and more than a little extra spendy), this baby will do all that and still look great doing it. From the 3 different Suunto models I personally own, I must admit that they make a great wristop computer, or for the picky out there, watch. I mostly use mine to tell simple time, but I must say that as I drive over the mountains up to Montana or over to Oregon and Washington, it IS handy to know a few extra details just by looking down at my wrist. Oh, I almost forgot the barometer! It tracks the barometric pressure and helps you track and even predict the weather! I must say that I haven't been able to figure out the finer points of how to do that just yet, but I AM working on it.

I guess if I HAD to point out one flaw, I would say that the night-glo feature it comes with isn't all that bright, and the alarm could stand to be louder -- but it IS about 5 TIMES more audible than the absolutely embarassing alarm built into the Observer. Other than these minor complaints, I whole-heartedly endorse pretty much everything manufactured by Suunto, and especially the models I own, the X6HR, The Observer and of course the X-Lander. Sylish, multi-functional and quite durable. Choose one of these models and you will no doubt be as satisfied as I am.

4-0 out of 5 stars Reliable, rugged, clear and easy to use
I've had this watch for 2yrs+ now and have just changed the (user serviceable) battery for the first time, as the compass had stopped working. This is to be expected as it uses more power than the other functions (but it does have auto-off in the compass mode after a time to save energy). There is no bubble level on this model as it has a mineral crystal glass instead of the usual plastic. I have knocked this watch so many times against things and there are many surface 'threads' you can see given the right light, but no truly visible damage, like big gouges or cracks like the plastic would show. The logbook feature is a great asset. Based on a rolling record (oldest record deleted when the memory becomes full), the logbook records Altitude and can be set to different sample rates (e.g. depending on whether you are walking, climbing, driving, etc.) and includes a record of greatest height. The logbook cannot be deleted (but as stated records over itself) but the max height can be reset independantly. The backlight is a little dim, but fine to keep your night vision, and the temperature does not compensate for being on or off your wrist (like some Casio models can). For a large watch (you won't lose it!) it is quite lightweight, with an aluminium case and carbon shell it also looks great. The new Ti models do not have the same clarity of display though so I would say stick to this screen size, but maybe get the heart rate monitor (HRM) model if you also exercise (cycle, etc) - it's only a small premium and it *is* a Polar model! I imagine the batteries might last less time due to the HRM receiver, but this at least is user-serviceable (and retains the watches environmental integrity, unlike changing a Casio battery). The only sad thing is the screenprinted/anodised(?) graphics for the points of the compass rose are wearing off - Suunto take note, laser etch/engrave them next time!! Sighting grooves in the bezel would be useful too, for taking bearings, but at least the bezel stays smooth as silk on this model as it has ball bearing detents rather than the friction-based ring the plastic housings have which stiffen up so you can't use them.

A few minor details aside (like a strap not long enough to go over your coat - just get an velcro Animal strap - and the print wearing off, and maybe the price), this is a cracking product, rated up there with the Garmin eTrex Legend GPS :-)

If you want a barometer, altimeter, compass, thermo & HRM in a decent, reliable, user-friendly package, this is it!

2-0 out of 5 stars Bought and returned
I bought this watch and found it to be too big. Even though its smaller than earlier models it still takes up too much room on my wrist. Be sure you try one before ordering online.

5-0 out of 5 stars Solid and durable time piece.
A well engineered and durable time piece. The X-Lander lived up to its expectation. I bought this watch new in July 2001 and proceeded to take it on 3 month expedition to Chile. During this time it got dropped down the side of a mountain, trodden on, baked, frozen and accidently dived down to 40 meters and it came through with only a few minor scratches. Compass and Altimeter very accurate. Excellent tool for trekking in the Laguna San Rafael National Park. My only critisism is the Barometer that makes weather prediction a bit awkward and it's size. It's a bit big to fit under gloves/jacket sleeves. Anyway, a very useful tool. B.T.W: Wesley Fine... How does it measure altitude in a pressurized aircraft???!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Supreme acurracy from this small suunto device
This time piece rocks with accuracy in the mountains of + or - 10 meters it is very useful for expeditions in unchartered territory.
Short of having maps programmed into it, it can be used in confidence in conjuction with a map to more easily work out where you are located and the compass is beneficial to assist in getting from point A to B.
Coupled with this accuracy its robust design means at can be taken anywhere without damage or breakage.
Additionally the barometer functions assist comprehensively in predicting weather patterns as well as adjustment to altimeter settings.
Their are two quams however with this instrument:
1. The Compass is very sensitive to movements off the horizontal plane i.e accurate readings can only be taken off flat and still locations. Approximate directions can be taken when the watch is on the wrist but the equipment is far more accurate when in its horizontal and still state.
2. When operation occurs in certain weather patterns (e.g Cyclonic and rain depression or Anti-Cyclonic conditions)when the barometer is at both extremes of the pressure scale requires adjustment to reset correct altimeter conditions and hence changing weather conditions will affect the accuracy of the altimeter.
Overall, a fine timepiece for any outdoorsmen who requires accuracy, consistency and reliability. ... Read more


66. Garmin Geko 101 GPS with Waterproof Exterior (Yellow)
list price: $113.99
our price: $69.99
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Asin: B00007MIKM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Garmin
Sales Rank: 66
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The lightest, most affordable Garmin GPS receiver, the Geko 101 offers basic GPS navigation functionality that's accurate and easy to use. With its sun-yellow case, the economical Geko 101 is perfect for navigational novices. Features such as one-touch waypoint marking make it a snap to use. Easily maneuver from one waypoint to the next using its 250-waypoint storage capacity with symbols, retrace your path with TracBack, and pan along your track with PanTrack.

Other features include:

  • Waterproof: submersible for 30 minutes in one meter of water (IEC 529 IPX7 standards)
  • High-contrast display: 64 x 100 pixels

What is TracBack?
Garmin's exclusive TracBack feature allows you to return along a traveled path or route without marking any waypoints. The GPS unit will store a tracklog or "electronic breadcrumb trail" as you travel. When you are ready to return to where you started, the GPS unit will look at the hundreds or thousands of tracklog points and take the 30 most significant and turn them into a route to lead you back to your starting point.

What is PanTrack?
product imageUsing the PanTrack feature, you can move the pointer and pan a track in either direction, then select a location along the track to start a TracBack or GoTo, or to mark a waypoint.

Power and Size
This unit is powered by 2 AAA batteries (not included); it has an approximate battery life of 12 hours. It measures 1.9 x 3.9 x .96 inches and weighs 3.1 ounces with batteries, 2.3oz without batteries.

What's In The Box
This package includes the Garmin Geko 101 GPS receiver and an owner's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Compact 12-channel GPS receiver with high-contrast display (100 x 64 pixels)
  • Stores 250 waypoints
  • Waterproof: submersible for 30 minutes in one meter of water (IEC 529 IPX7 standards)
  • Easy operation: five buttons for one-hand use
  • 12-hour operation on 2 AAA batteries

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Ok for GeoCaching, good portability but poor battery life
I have this exact unit and have been using for GeoCaching for about 6 months. The guts of the unit are pretty much the same as the more expensive ones - you'll know where you are just fine. Much of the user interface is the same as the more expensive models.

The main pro for this unit (other than price) is size - it's smaller than the next products up the line and easier to just stick in your pocket.

The main con is battery life. The amount of time you get out of 2 AAAs is not so hot. You'll eat up a pair of batteries every time you go out. I counter this by only turning the unit on to get my bearings. With a device that uses AA batteries I would be able to leave it on and use the tracklog/backtrack features. I think about it...

Some other factors to consider;

Display - once you go up above the basic etrex yellow unit the garmin units have higher-res displays, which are nice.

Connectivity - you can do ok without it, but this model is the only one that does not allow waypoint download (not sure about the 201.) Experienced geocachers favor the higher-end models with more memory. They load large numbers of cache waypoints into memory and are ready to go no matter where they are in their home area. If you're a more casual hiker/cacher, then the cheaper models do just as good a job - even this one.

Mapping - the gekkos and the etrex yellow will show you where your waypoints are in relation to each other, but don't show any other features. The more expensive models can do natural features and even uploaded topo maps.

You can GeoCache with almost any GPS. The Etrex yellow is the standard, but this has served me well. Happy Caching!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for a runner!
You can buy a GPS w/ more features, but for the money, this little jewel does everything a runner needs and can be clipped onto your waist. It is very lightweight and is hardly noticeable. The stretch carrying case can be bought at Garmin for about $10.00.

I used mine for the first time this past weekend!

5-0 out of 5 stars Nothing but pleased
I recieved my Geko 101 about two weeks ago, and so far I am very pleased. You can't expect extrordiany things from [an inexpensive] unit, but if you don't want to spend alot, you're not missing much. For the light camper, it's perfect. You can pay ... more to get the Geko 201 with WAAS, which makes it accurate to 10 feet. Or you can skip the WAAS and get this, which is acurate to 50 feet. However, in my experiances, usually this unit is accurate between 25 and 12 feet. An extra 15 ft. so what!

Geko 101:

Pros-
1. Small! It's about the size of a cell phone

2. Lightweight. Because it's so small, it should be obvious that it's very light.

3. Accurate. Even though it doesn't have WASS capabilities it is just as accurate at times.

4. Waterproof. You never know when you might need it.

5. Features. It has just about everything you need or want (minus a detailed map) including when you'll arrive at your destination, speed, elevation, and all different units of measure.

6. Ease of use. The five button configuration makes it easy to use. Let's face it, if you find it difficult,[you shouldn't].

Cons-

1. It's not the greatest GPS ever made, but what do you expect for [the money]?

2. Batteries. This unit takes 2 AAA's. Although life is not a problem (12hrs.) unless you own something else that takes AAA batteries, sometimes they can be a pain.

3. PC compatibility. There's no way to link the Geko 101 to your PC. Oh well, even if you could, it would be $...more for the software. ... Read more


67. Navman iCN 635 64 MB Vehicle GPS with 128 MB Secure Digital Memory Card
list price: $1,349.95
our price: $899.99
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Asin: B00065HLZQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Navman
Sales Rank: 3957
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Features

  • Powerful in-car GPS navigator with 3D map view
  • 64 MB of internal memory; includes 128 MB Secure Digital memory card
  • SmartST v3.0 3D navigation software and TeleAtlas North American map data
  • 3.8-inch LCD monitor with 320 x 240 resolution and 65,000 colors
  • Comes with windshield/dashboard mounting bracket and 12-volt vehicle adapter

68. Suunto Vector Wristop Computer Watch w/ Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, & Thermometer (Khaki)
list price: $239.99
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Asin: B0000TW3VA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 10554
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

For all serious outdoor activities, the Suunto Vector watch provides everything you need when hiking, climbing, back country skiing, or traveling through any tough terrain.

With a range of up to 29,500 ft, the altimeter works within all fourteen of the over-8000 meter summits in the world. Altitude difference measurement can follow vertical progress between stages, an automatic 24-hour memory stores the altitude and ascent/descent rate for every hour, and the watch also features an adjustable altitude alarm, among other memory functions. The logbook lets you record both total and cumulative vertical ascents and descents, and the number of runs you've skied while on the slopes. Total displays include altitude, vertical speed, altitude alarm, logbook, vertical difference measurement, automatic 24 hour altitude memory, temperature compensation. Its logbook capacity is 8 kB, recording intervals of 20 seconds, 1 minute, 10 minutes, and 60 minutes, with respective times 16.5 hours, 50 hours, 20 days, and 125 days.

Current barometric pressure and temperature is also displayed to help forecast weather changes. The Vector automatically records barometric data for the past four days: the first six hours in one-hour intervals, then in six-hour intervals after that. It can also show the present sea level pressure, for greater understanding of barometric pressure at high altitudes. Total displays include sea level pressure, absolute pressure, pressure difference, pressure trend indicator, 4-day barometric memory, and temperature.

The Vector's electronic compass uses cardinal or half-cardinal points, and the North-South arrow. It can also be set to track a specific bearing, to keep you on direction in more remote terrain. There's also a declination adjustment that lets the user correct the difference between true North and magnetic North.

When used simply as a watch, the Suunto Vector also displays the time in 12 or 24-hour format, with three daily alarms, a calendar pre-programmed through the year 2089, and a stopwatch with split time measurement and a countdown timer. The watch features an electro-luminescent backlight, and a user-replaceable battery. ... Read more

Features

  • Altimeter
  • Thermometer
  • Electronic Compass
  • Time
  • New Color!

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars suunto vector
FOR ANYONE WHO HIKES CAMPSOR ENJOYS THE OUTDOORS-THEVECTOR IS THE ITEM TO HAVE=THE COMPASS IS SPOT ON ANDEASILY CALIBRATED=BAROMETER ISVERY USEFUL IF OUT AND ABOUTIN *IFY*WEATHER AS WILL GIVEYOU TIME TO GET SAFELY LOCATED=ALTIMETER IS A LITTLE DIFFICULTTO UNDERSTAND BUT ONCE YOUKNOW IT IS AFFECTED BY BAROMETERYOU CAN JUDGE ACCURACY ACCORDINGLY==OVERALL A GREATITEM FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES THEOUTDOORS== ... Read more


69. Magellan RoadMate Dash Mount

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Asin: B000196ENC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Magellan
Sales Rank: 3680
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Features

  • Requires ownership of Magellan Roadmate GPS device

70. Pharos Pocket GPS Navigator with Bluetooth Wireless Technology
list price: $329.99
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Asin: B0000C4KL7
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PHAROS
Sales Rank: 2761
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Features

  • Voice Prompted, Turn by Turn Navigation with Detailed Street Level Maps for all 50 States
  • Find a location by address, cross street, contacts or Point of Interest
  • Use Microsoft Pocket Outlook Contacts as your destination
  • Place the GPS Receiver Anywhere in your vehicle
  • Compatible with HP iPAQ 1940/2210/5150/5450/5550

71. Garmin Motorcycle Mounting Kit for StreetPilot 2610 and 2620 GPS Receivers
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B0000ESZV4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Garmin
Sales Rank: 4061
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Features

  • Motorcycle mounting kit for GPS navigation
  • Lets users move GPS receiver from car to motorcycle
  • Compatible with Garmin StreetPilot 2610 and 2620
  • Includes mounting bracket, power/audio cable, and mounting screws and nuts

72. Garmin Metroguide v5 Mapping Software010-10468-00
list price: $116.65
our price: $78.99
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Asin: B000092VHN
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Garmin
Sales Rank: 1554
Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Guide maps for all 50 states
  • Real-time track plotting
  • Includes points of interest information
  • Compatible with Rono
  • Compatible with Street Pilots

Reviews (8)

1-0 out of 5 stars A poor introduction to NavTech Mapping
I've owned a StreetPilot B&W for 5 years and have been extremely impressed with the unit and service by Garmin. When the MapSource MetroGuide CD Version 5.0 came out using NavTech I was excited with the change. When I installed it on my StreetPilot the level of detail is very poor compared to the old software. Both versions have similar detail when the zoom is 3/4 mile or below. Above that zoom the old software has the clear edge.

If you factor in traveling at 55 mph you can imagine how quickly the screen image will change at 3/4 mile resolution. No longer can you see if the smaller state highways will be through roads or dead ends. In my opinion the new map, at higher zoom factors, is no better than a base map without the software loaded.

I've removed the Version 5.0 software from my unit and reloaded the old software. Garmin hopes to have an improved version towards the end of 2004, which realistically will probably be in 2005. I'm surprised they released this software with this flaw.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good way to organize your waypoints and routes!
I am using it to upload waypoints and routes to my (Garmin eTrex Vista) and I found it to be very easy to use and does the job! I certainly recommend it for those who own eTrex Vista ...!

5-0 out of 5 stars Maps and More for your Garmin GPS Device!
I received my Mapsource MetroGuide CDs today from Amazon.com and I have already downloaded some very useful information into my Etrex Legend: maps, waypoints, points of interest, with addresses, and even phone numbers of business establishments (restaurants and the like). Just the time saved from having all of this info at your fingertips makes the price of this software well worth it. And no need to make cell phone calls to directory assistance -- the number is probably in your Garmin! (Be sure your Garmin is compatible with this software, though!)

The software and its use with a Garmin GPS device is very intuitive -- you choose your maps simply by finding cities, making a few clicks to add the maps and waypoints to create a mapset, and you are ready to download it to your device. What could be simpler? My download of six map areas from one state took about 15 minutes -- and I still had more than 1MB to spare (limit of 8MBs can be downloaded at one time, to the Legend at least).

Now a word about the software manual: it seems daunting at first. But if you have ever used any type of streets & maps software, you are already half-way there. You won't need to get bogged down in the manual detail -- use it as a reference and you will be fine.

Yes, you can use your GPS device without this software. But take a quantum leap by ordering this software -- you will be very glad you did, especially the first time it saves you by showing you precisely where you are in relation to a restaurant or ... a restroom! Think about it!

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than v4.01
At least around my area, the locations of the POIs became more accurate than V4.01.

However, the southern part of the Alaska (Juneau, Sitka, etc.) is not verified, according to Garmin. Well, they are on the map but the POIs are not on the right locations. I haven't been to these places but I can tell that they are wrong because many of them are floating on the sea. :-)

But, if you don't care the area above, this is a decent map.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great mapping software, but it requires too much memory
Wow. This is software is amazingly detailed and simplistic to use. The problem is, you can't use very much of it if you are an eTrex Legend user. The Legend only comes with 8mb of memory and just a couple of counties in Colorado can consume that much memory.

Had I known these maps would take up so much memory I would have opted for a different eTrex to one that was expandable.

I will say however, that this map is right on with detail and street maps. I was amazed at how much information this map has like local ponds, lakes, shopping centers etc.

Really sweet program, just not as efficient for my Legend as I would have hoped. ... Read more


73. Magellan eXplorist 600 In Car Navigation System
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B0007RPW2M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Magellan
Sales Rank: 5086
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Product Description

A great set of advanced features is packed into your pocket-sized eXplorist 600. You get a 3-axis electronic compass, barometric pressure altimeter, barometer, and thermometer plus the ability to expand your GPS mapping via a high-speed USB data port for unlimited Secure Digital (SD) card storage. ... Read more

Features

  • Store up to 5 track log files, each with 2000 track-points to the internal memory and store an unlimited amount of track log files to optional SD cards, to easily find your way to your favorite spot again and again.
  • Electronic compass - The built-in electronic 3-axis compass points you in the right direction even when you are standing still or upside down on a rocky peak.
  • Full color screen - The 16-color screen makes reading maps and GPS information easy with vibrant graphics in all lighting conditions.
  • Unlimited SD Card Expandability - Your eXplorist 600 features SD card compatibility for unlimited memory expansion.
  • TrueFix GPS technology takes advantage of 14 parallel channels, supported by WAAS and EGNOS Satellite-Based Augmentaion Systems for fast signal acquisition, minimal signal loss and reliable accuracy to within 3 meters.

74. Factory-Reconditioned Delphi NA10000 Mobile Navigation In-Car GPS Receiver
list price: $799.99
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Asin: B0007N7HCO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Delphi
Sales Rank: 38143
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Need help tracking down an out-of-town business meeting or finding a museum during your out-of-state vacation? The Delphi NA10000 Mobile Navigation in-car GPS system is there to help. It features a large, bright TFT screen with full-color graphics, directional voice prompts, fast routing calculations enabled by a built-in Intel Xscale microprocessor, built-in memory for map data, and windshield- and dash-mounting solutions.

This extremely user-friendly unit provides several functions, including quickest route, shortest route, full automatic turn-by-turn directions synchronized with vehicle position, total distance to destination, and estimated time of arrival. You can search for addresses by name, street crossing, Zip Code, or center-of-town and offers memorization of favorite locations, shortcuts, and most recent locations.

The intuitive graphical user interface is powered by custom navigation software, which provides detailed street-level mapping for the 48 contiguous states and Hawaii, address-to-address routing, automatic rerouting when off-course and an extensive points-of-interest library. Large display icons and easy-to-read maps provide an operator-friendly interface for added safety while driving. The software is fully automatic and provides voice directions in addition to visual driving instructions.

The unit uses a double-disc map set of the United States (excluding Alaska), so that you can easily load your desired maps. The Delphi Mobile Navigation unit has 64 MB of internal memory available for storing maps, and it's compatible with optional Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMedia (MMC) memory cards for additional map storage (256 MB size or less).

What Is GPS?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a network of satellites launched by the U.S. military in the 1970s. The satellites continuously transmit accurate time and position information, which is freely used by commercial and military applications worldwide. GPS receivers, such as this Delphi unit, are designed to pick up the high-frequency radio signals from these satellites and use the information to help determine your exact location. Today, there are many applications that use GPS--from marine to automotive, aviation, and military.

There are 24 satellites in total, orbiting approximately 12,000 miles above the Earth. While a GPS receiver can detect signals from up to 12 satellites at any one time, only 3 are needed to provide the two-dimensional position (latitude and longitude), or "fix," that is required for vehicle and marine navigation systems. Aviation applications also need altitude, and therefore need information from at least four satellites.

What's in the Box
Delphi Mobie Navigation unit (NA10000), mounting materials for windshield and dash, 12/24-volt vehicle power adapter, power adapter for indoor programming, USB cable, protective carrying case, screen cleaner, 2 CD-ROMs with Delphi Mobile Navigation desktop software, SmartST in-car digital navigation software, and U.S. maps. ... Read more

Features

  • Factory reconditioned to like-new condition; includes 90-day warranty
  • Easy to view 3.8 inch color TFT screen
  • Voice prompt navigation; Windshield and dash mounting solutions
  • Double disk CD Smart-MAP of the continental United States plus Hawaii to easily load your desired maps
  • Fast routing calculations enabled by a built-in Intel Xscale microprocessor

75. Magellan eXplorist 500 North America Handheld Color GPS
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B0007RPW2C
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Magellan
Sales Rank: 5906
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Now, every journey you take with the Magellan eXplorist 500 offers a new adventure full of colorful sights and sounds. This handheld, pocket-sized GPS receiver shows your way on vibrant full-color, built-in maps. It's easy to add more topo or detailed street maps with SD card expandability, and the rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack lasts all day. ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 2.2 by 4.7 by 1.3 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
  • Waterproof, handheld GPS with USB data port and 16 MB of built-in memory
  • Includes 8 MB of North American maps with roads, parks, waterways, and more
  • Unlimited Secure Digital (SD) card expansion for adding maps via CD-ROM or Web
  • 16-color, high-contrast, backlit LCD display; rechargeable lithium ion battery pack

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars A solid choice
I recently decided it was time to retire my trusty (but antiquated) handheld GPS, and I replaced it with a Magellan eXplorist 500. I don't yet have the optional detailed mapping software, so this is a review of just the base unit and the included software. I should also mention that this review is based on firmware 5.1.61, the latest available as of May 2005. Future firmware releases may add more features, but I advise all gadget buyers not to rely on such updates. Buy your toys for what they do today, not what they might do tomorrow!

Like most good GPS's these days, the eXplorist 500 includes basic street map data for the US and Canada. It probably won't include the street you live on, but it should have your freeways, highways, major surface streets, and points of interest such as airports. This basic map data takes up about half of the eXplorist's 16MB of built-in memory. The remaining memory can be used for your waypoints, routes, and tracks. If you happen to have Magellan's MapSend software, you can also download detailed street-level or topo maps. (But as I mentioned, I don't have this yet, so I can't review what it adds to the eXplorist 500.)

The approximately 8MB of free memory in the eXplorist 500 will hold a huge amount of waypoints, routes, and tracks. If all you care about is simple waypoint storage and navigation, you won't need anything else. However, the available memory is pretty meager for adding detailed map data. Don't panic, though: you can add a standard, inexpensive Secure Digital card to your eXplorist 500. No proprietary memory cards to worry about!

You can even attach the eXplorist to your computer's USB port and browse the built-in memory and SD card just like a USB storage device. This is very nice, though I should mention that you need to install a driver to connect to the unit, and you must use the included charge/USB cable. This strange cable actually screws on to the GPS--the eXplorist is water-resistant, so they could not put standard mini USB or power ports on it.

On to the physical features... The first thing you notice is the size. The eXplorist 500 is small, though thicker than you might expect. That's OK though, it fits your hand well, and it holds a battery with a claimed 17 hour life. My own informal test got me about 15 hours with the backlight on minimum, which I'd call close enough.

The next thing you notice is the screen. I haven't found the actual pixel dimensions listed in any of the specs; I would estimate it at 240x320. Whatever the value is, it is adequate. The screen is very bright and sharp, though limited to 16 colors. Compare that figure to a PDA and it sounds bad, but in practice I have found that it's enough to present a clear and readable map, which is what counts. You aren't looking at photos on this thing.

The controls are a joystick with built-in button, a surrounding array of 7 smaller buttons, and power and lighting controls on the sides. The buttons feel sturdy and work fine--they are all you could ask for.

The GPS receiver is definitely a cut above the one I bought a few years ago. It can pick up a signal in my house, where my older GPS could not. Thick trees can still confuse it though, but I'd expect that from any GPS.

As for the software: the first thing I'll comment on is the speed of map scrolling and redraw. I'll call it adequate, but not impressive. The map display itself is pretty standard, though highly legible. As you'd expect, you can move the cursor around to select points of interest or create waypoints.

The map can be full screen, or you can display two data fields with it: choose from bearing, distance to next waypoint, speed, heading, ETA, time to next waypoint, time to end of route, off course warning, direction, elevation, time, date, accuracy, average speed, and maximum speed. (The off course and destination events have an optional audible alarm.)

Besides the map, you have a fairly ordinary GPS status screen, trip computer (no customizable data fields), and bearing display (with 2 customizable fields, same as the map).

The included software provides for only the most basic data management. You can move waypoints, tracks, and routes in or out of the GPS. If you have some detailed map data, perhaps from a web purchase, you can add that to the unit too. (I presume that if you purchase Magellan MapSend software, it will have its own interface for adding a chunk of map data to the unit, or creating waypoints and routes.)

Magellan has also included GPS features and desktop software specifically for those interested in geocaching. The bottom line is that these features are useful, but could use improvement.

(...)

On the eXplorist, geocaches are filed in their own points of interest category, so you can choose not to display them. There is a special info screen for caches, showing data from the .LOC file: cache ID, owner, type, location, date placed, date last found, difficulty, hint, and terrain. (Note that the free .LOC downloads from geocaching.com do not contain all of this information. You need to be a paid member there to get more than just the basic data on a cache.) This information is nice to have, but long text runs off the right side of the screen, an unfortunate bug.

Hopefully future software updates will improve the geocaching features, but this is a good start. Overall the eXplorist 500 is a very nice unit, with the battery life and bright screen continuing to be impressive. ... Read more


76. Magellan RoadMate Travel Carrying Case
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Asin: B000196ENW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Magellan
Sales Rank: 1779
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77. PNI Wayfinder V700 Digital Vehicle/Handheld Compass
list price: $79.95
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Asin: B000078WXL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PNI, Corp
Sales Rank: 1232
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Designed for both back-road driving and off-road hiking, the Wayfinder V700 is the perfect tool for keeping track of where you are--and where you're going. Uniquely, the V700 automatically switches between vehicle and handheld use. When seated in its cradle, the V700 corrects for your vehicle's magnetic field. Outside your vehicle, the compass automatically switches to handheld mode.

The Wayfinder V700 offers a compass rose and eight cardinal points for ascertaining general direction. Its numeric, five-degree digital readout gives you precise headings, while its onboard holographic display is always bright, crisp, and clear. At night, a bright backlight illuminates the display to ensure clear viewing.

The V700's patented magnetic-sensor technology is the same advanced technology used by GM, Ford, and Chrysler in their built-in compasses. A magnetic-distortion flag alerts you when outside interference is affecting accuracy, and the unit's smart auto shut-off feature conserves battery life by automatically powering down the compass when your vehicle is parked for ten minutes or more.

The adjustable mounting bracket mounts to any windshield using strong suction cups; there's no hardwiring required and the compass slides easily from its mounting bracket for handheld use.

What's in the Box
Compass, an adjustable mounting bracket, two AAA batteries, a 12-volt cigarette-lighter adapter, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Shows direction with compass rose, 8 cardinal points, and 5º numeric digits
  • Automatic Dual Mode:Switches automatically between vehicle and handheld modes
  • Holographic LCD:Intense holographic LCD is easy to read in bright sunlight
  • Smart Shut-off:Turns off automatically when vehicle is parked for ten minutes
  • Bright Backlight:Illuminates the entire LCD screen for easy viewing at night

Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Useful auto compass
I live in a midwestern city and cardinal directions are important for driving, so I use this compass intermittently when I am getting lost. It works very well and is easy to configure - one drive in a circle and it is set up. It has an auto-off function that keeps you from running down the batteries. I have not had a problem with the AA batteries running out too quickly but I also do not use the compass every day, only occasionally. It has a well designed suction-cup mounted cradle that is easy to position. The high contrast display is easy to read, even in bright light.

1-0 out of 5 stars PNI V700
This was the second of three different PNI compass models I have bought through Amazon, and I would not recommend any of them. If they worked right, I would love them. But all three of them will not stay on. It says they will stay on unless no change in the magnetic direction is for ten minutes. This simply is not true as all three of mine that I have bought shut off all the time, even if I just drive around the block all day.

2-0 out of 5 stars baddly designed device
I did not buy this compass and I would not buy it because by just looking at the picture I can see it is badly designed.

An intelligently designed compass should always tell you, in a natural and logical way, which cardinal point is in front of you (and which one at your right, left and back). To achieve this, the compass should have a fixed arrow pointing forward (the car's direction), and on the head of this arrow should appear the true cardinal point to which the car is pointing. For example, if you are moving towards East, you would like to see E on the head of the forward pointing arrow; but instead, on the advertised compass you will see N in front of you, and an arrow pointing to your right. If you are moving South this compass will show you N in front of you (very bad), and the arrow pointing backwards.

The design error of this compass consists in having letters N, E, S, W fixed (painted) on the frame and a rotating arrow which points to this letters, but no to the true physical direction.

A good design should have a fixed arrow pointing forward and rotating letters.

In few words, this compass shows lack of intelligence and aesthetics in its design.

4-0 out of 5 stars Thanks Dad
On my 10th birthday my father taught me how to use a compass. We spent 2-days in Yosemite with a map and 2 old military style compasses (the kind with the flip up site).

Well my 40th birthday was Jan 15th and I now have a 10 year old. Guess what my dad gave me? Yep a V700. There is really nothing to it. Set it up once for your car and once for the trail and forget about it. My Toyota truck does not have a built-in compass so my son and I are enjoying getting reacquainted with our surroundings, this time assigning cardinal points to landmarks.

I must confess that I have graduated to a GPS for my outdoor activities but knowledge of a compass is important to both 10 year olds and 40 year olds.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good and easy to use
I purchased this compass after reading mixed reviews of other PNI compass products. I liked this compass because it could easily be removed from the car (I have a convertible).

Thus far (1 month later), I'm happy with the purchase. The compass is very easy to set (drive once in a circle, or turn the compass in a circle for the second, "hand" mode), easy to remove from the car (just lift it out of its cradle), and seems to be accurate (an issue raised in reviews for other PNI compasses); the three forms of readouts also are handly and easy to read. I would have liked the batteries (2 AAA batteries) to last longer, but at 200 hours, that's still half a year at 1 hour a day. (And the unit also comes with a lighter adapter cord, which is of a good and useful length.) And a soft case would be nice, for separately carrying the compass.

Assuming that performance issues don't develop in the future, I'd highly recommend this item. ... Read more


78. Emerson NV-5000 128 MB Portable In-Car GPS System with Color LCD Touch Screen
list price: $899.00
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Asin: B0002L59A8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Emerson Mobile
Sales Rank: 11976
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The Emerson NV-5000 is a versatile in-car navigation system featuring accurate and detailed street maps of the United States. Powered by the Windows CE operating system, the NV-5000 uses navigation software from Pharos, a company that also provides software for a host of other mobile GPS devices.

After downloading maps to the unit from your computer via a USB connection, you can use the NV-5000's intuitive controls to get door to door directions. Navigation is made easy with a full-color touch screen and continuous GPS tracking to update your current position. To make driving easier and safer, the NV-5000 provides turn-by-turn voice guidance and automatic zoom-in when approaching turns.

Not only does the NV-5000 allow you to store all of your favorite addresses for future use, you can also use its large database of POI's (Points of Interest) as destinations. The unit also has plenty of room for growth. Its 128 MB internal memory stores all your frequently used maps, plus there's an SD Card slot that lets you expand to 1 GB of storage using an optional SD Card. The unit comes ready to use out of the box, with all necessary accessories included. The bundled Pharos software requires a Microsoft Windows-compatible PC (see technical data for full system requirements).

What's in the box:
NV-5000 unit, cigarette lighter power adapter, antenna receiver, stylus, usb cable, flexible mounting hardware, Pharos United States mapping CDs, warranty card. ... Read more

Features

  • Calculate your route and get turn-by-turn directions with voice guidance
  • Full color touch-screen LCD monitor makes it easy to select your destination or enter a new address
  • Automatic route recalculation gets you back on the proper course quickly
  • Select from graphical map, directional arrow, split view, text directions, and compass view display options
  • 128 MB internal memory for storing frequently used maps; includes USB interface

79. Magellan Meridian Marine GPS
list price: $359.99
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Asin: B00005OLY9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Magellan
Sales Rank: 10993
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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Keep on course at all times with the Meridian Marine Global Positioning System receiver. This rugged handheld GPS unit coordinates data from up to 12 satellites to pinpoint your location anywhere on the globe, and it comes with a 16 MB base map that details U.S. marine navaids including fixed navaids, buoys, obstructions, wrecks, and lighthouses. The Meridian Marine's Secure Digital Memory Card slot allows you to slide in a data card to get even more detail, or use a memory card to store waypoints and routes.

The Meridian Marine is PC compatible and stores up to 500 waypoints and 20 reversible routes with up to 30 legs. It also comes with a quadrifilar helix antenna for optimal satellite signal reception and fast position fixes. WAAS and EGNOS capability adds to the versatility of this receiver, which can be operated in English, French, German, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or Swedish.

See your exact position on the Meridian Marine's seven navigation screens and vertical-profile graphs that show elevations of the route traveled. The oversized grayscale display allows you to easily see location information and comes with a backlight and backlit keypad for use even in dim light. Waterproof rubber armoring and an ergonomic, compact design add to the Meridian Marine's functionality.

The Meridian Marine is compatible with Magellan's MapSend software, including MapSend Streets Europe and the recently released MapSend Topo for the United States. Vehicle, bike, and swivel mounts are sold separately. ... Read more

Features

  • 12-channel GPS unit with 16 MB marine base map
  • Built-in database of U.S. marine navaids including fixed navaids, buoys, obstructions, wrecks, and lighthouses
  • Secure Digital memory-card slot for expanded storage
  • Waterproof; rugged, ergonomic design
  • Oversize gray-scale display with backlight; backlit keypad

Reviews (5)

3-0 out of 5 stars Rip off software by design 1 chart only 1 sd card only
The limits that are placed on you: 1 sd card and 1 chart -It does not matter how much memory or how many cards you have do not buy any thing more than 32 mb!
So if you use the blue nav software on your boat be sure to pack your computer. If you are going out of the imposed restricted zone placed upon you by "map send" fire up the generator get your computer going and then load the next chart you need. I guess this should not be a problem if you have an ocean liner - boy hope you do not have a smaller boat.
I would be happy with this gps if they let you register let's say 3 additional sd cards or if they did not limit you to one chart what is the point of one chart some one needs to get on the ball at magellan and lift restrictions ASAP!

2-0 out of 5 stars Great technology hamstrung by poor functionality
Thinking it'd be great to get a GPS for your boat/ car/ hiking which will work for all three? Think again. The Magellan GPS MapSend software system makes it virtually impossible to use your GPS for more than one of these categories. Hard to believe, I know, I just got mine in the mail yesterday and I already feel duped. The killer is that the inability to crossover from the BlueNav charts to Topo or Streets is BY DESIGN. There is no software or memory restriction that would keep the unit from being able to use all three MapSend products. Plus... the waypoint managment is poor (can't load from PC to handheld or visa versa without erasing all of the waypoints stored on the receiving device), the file transfer is slow (unless you buy extra technology), the wrist strap screws in to the center of the mount area for external power/ computer communication cable/ external antenna so you always have to unscrew the wrist strap to attach anything else (I mean, come on!). I feel I've spent $500 for a nearly useless product. Avoid Magellan is my advice.

3-0 out of 5 stars good product but the software needs work
I purchased a Meridian Marine and was disappointed to find that the BlueNav Chart software has serious shortcomings. First you can only download one small chart on one SD card. Chesapeake bay, for example, has 3 different charts so you have to erase the SD card and re-load another map. If you are in a sea kayak it is tough to take a lap top. Also you can't download your track into a PC, which is a problem for sailboats. Your other option is to buy the extra large charts on an SD card which is quite expensive. If you buy this unit with the idea of loading Marine charts you will be seriously disappointed. Buyer beware check it out with Magellan, the website glosses over these shortcomings. The hardware works well if you want to download maps into the unit get an SD card reader it will save you hours of time over a serial connection.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Buy
I almost did not buy this unit after reding the reviews but as I suspected this is a well built GPS that fits in your hand with a large useable readout. The map software worked perfectly and had all the street info I needed even in remote areas of MI in the "UP".

5-0 out of 5 stars A super GPS! The pick for mariners and roadies...
Just got this unit. It's great! I think this will set the standard for handhelds for a while. The ability to add memory makes it fairly unbeatable right now. I've put down some thoughts of mine that might be helpful. The stats and whatnot are on the Magellan web site and Amazon so I won't go into those. Also go to the Magellan site for screen shots. They have a shot of each screen, it's helps to see them I think. Anyhoo, my thoughts, very random and probably not much help but....

- It's very easy on the hands. Fits nicely with all the buttons up front, no hidden or back buttons. Very nice. Also has dedicated zoom buttons for the maps, a great touch. Nothing's worse then one button for both. The rubber cover is very grippy so water will never be a problem. The battery compartment doesn't look very water tight, however the unit seems tight. I would guess water will never be problem.
- This unit come with the pc cable, although the blur above doesn't say this. So you won't need to buy that cable. Makes it easier really and saves a little money for other extries. You will only need the car cable, which is cheaper. The combo looks a little large and complicated, so I'll go for the straight cig lighter cable.
- The screen is very easy to see. It has 3 levels of backlighting, but I haven't needed that at all. The screen's large enough and bright enough for most folks. The detail is good, like any hand held it's somewhat limited but I have had no problems at all.
- The 16MB of info is really pretty good. The detail doesn't go beyond state, national, and some limited local roadways but that's to be expected. With the Mapsend CD-ROM I would think the detail is endless, especially with the add on memory. I haven't bought the CD-ROM yet (...). Can't wait to test that out! The marine points are good. Seems to have most of the local fixed navaids, including archaeological sites. I'm on east coast so marine points are plentiful and this seems to have most. Good enough most sailing and boating, especially since one doesn't navigate solely with a GPS anyway - I hope! I would think a future marine CD-ROM is in order though. I'm not sure if the gold or platinum has more road map detail or not. Probably, but they don't have the waterway points which is a neat feature. Also has lakes and rivers, for the fishers out there - has a fishers helper time-of-day screen.
- It's very easy to program and get going. I had it up and going in 15 minutes, including reading the manual. It's really easy. I'm a first time GPSer if that helps. No worries! Oh, it comes with batteries in the box. A nice touch. No running out looking for batteries when all you really want to do is play with the thing! A+ to Magellan on that one.
- It's very quick at getting the sats and giving your local. Since it's my first I cannot compare but I'm satisfied with the speed. It refreshes quickly and has a nifty compass. The drive screens are well thought out and uncomplicated.
- All of the prompts and menus are intuitive and easy to navigate, which seems logical for a navigation tool. But not always the case I guess. The learning curve is gentle, without losing the feeling that this is a seriously techno complicated piece of equipment.
- Extras. Includes a very neat sun/moon function. It will tell you rise and set times as well as phase of moon. The GPS lets you know your position to the sun and moon at all times as well.

I really like this GPS. It does everything I can think of and a little more. Heck it even has an elevation gain/loss recorder. Kinda cool after a major hike to see how far you climbed. Overall this is a must buy. If you're in the market for a GPS seriously look over this one. I think it's the top of the heap, and well worth the ticket price. Hope this helps! Now go and have an adventure. ... Read more


80. Pharos PF022 Pocket GPS Portable Navigator Kit with CompactFlash GPS Receiver works with Most Pocket PCs
list price: $359.99
our price: $193.79
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Asin: B00006B7KT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PHAROS
Sales Rank: 9627
Average Customer Review: 3.78 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Portable Voice Prompted, Turn by Turn Navigation with Detailed Street Level Maps for all 50 States
  • Find a location by address, cross street, MS Outlook contacts or Point of Interest, even while walking
  • · Display shows next turn direction,street name, distance to turn, and distance to destination
  • Display highlighted route map or written text directions, and shows active satellites and signal strengths
  • Route by shortest distance, fastest route or by avoiding freeways

Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars Not compatible with 5400/5500 iPaqs
Wish there had been some mention of this before I got it. The antenna on the 5400 and 5500 series of iPaqs makes it physically impossible to plug this in using a standard CF sleeve. Supposedly it can work if you use a dual CF sleeve.

4-0 out of 5 stars From an Everyday User: Big Improvements Needed
Bottom line: Huge improvements needed but gets a 4 because it's the most comprehensive of what's available for PDAs.

I am a financial consultant and am on the road everyday to new residences and businesses, giving me in-depth knowledge about this particular product. Because many good reviews are listed, I will focus more the drawbacks. Read on for the nitty-gritty details.

The Maps:
The maps can be huge, ranging from a couple megabytes to 15 megabytes. You'll need plenty of memory and a fast PDA. What a map covers depends on how dense the city is. Los Angeles requires about 4 maps while Riverside county is covered in two maps. You can only load 3 maps at a time, so if you're travelling long distances, your destination may have to be somewhere along the highway. Once you get there, load a different set of maps. Loading more maps, though, will reset your start/end points as well as your route. So you'll need to renter the information. Also, the more maps are open, the slower it is to pan across the map.

Finding yourself:
Unlike a static map, the GPS can track your location or you can search by contacts, address, intersection, or major points of interest. Unfortunately, it only lists major venues (e.g. stadiums, major shopping centers) and not places like gas stations (a major drawback). Searching for an intersection without knowing the city can be quite tedious. You first enter a street name, then the city, then the next street name. So if the city is unknown and the first street appears in several cities, you have to try each city until you find the second street.

The GPS:
If you use the system in your car, as I do, the GPS is a mixed blessing. When first starting the system, it may take a LONG time before getting a fix - if you're stopped. If you try to get a fix while moving, that drastically reduces your chances of getting a fix at all. After that, however, it is quick at requisition after going under tunnels and such. Because being in a car weakens the signal, it has a hard time following you after making turns. You may have made a left, but it still shows you as going straight. This is especially frustrating when you cannot stop and wait for it to tell you which way to turn, as in a highway exit with a green light. If you know this will happen, you best look at the directions and memorize the turns. Also, because of the weakened signal, the voice might keep saying, "you are off-route," either because it hasn't yet taken into account that you made a turn or simply because it can't quite pin-point where you are and has you located as driving off-road through blocks of houses. Expect this to happen frequently in mountainous areas or in downtown areas with tall buildings.

Routing:
Routing is a mixed blessing as well. You can route by fastest, shortest, or no highway, and you have a voice telling you where to go. It is fairly quick at routing when you only have one map open. If you're travelling across three maps, it might take a while. Also, it is supposed to reroute you when you have gone off-course, but it rarely ever does that, meaning you have to take your eyes off the road and manually tell it to find a new route. Perhaps the biggest drawback is the amount of time it gives itself before telling you that a turn is coming up. On streets, it makes announcements 0.1 miles before street turns and 0.5 miles before highway exits, meaning you better keep an eye on how far away you are from your next turn. Also, the maps do not use highway-exit names. For example, the Santa Monica exit off the 405 North in California puts you on a street called Cotner Ave, which in actuality is just an off-ramp with a street name. The directions will tell you to exit onto Cotner Ave, meaning you will miss it because you will never see a Cotner Ave. exit on the highway signs. And if the off-ramp does not have a name or does not immediately exit onto a street, it will simply say to exit onto the off-ramp. Along those lines, you better remember your destination address because it doesn't show it to you in the text directions. I always have to switch back to my Outlook Contacts to look at the address because the map will get you to the block, not the specific address (probably to save memory). By the way, the voice simply tells you a turn is coming up - it doesn't actually say the name. But that is forgivable in order to save memory. The map always displays in large font what is coming up and the distance left to make the next turn as well as the distance remaining to your destination.

Battery Life and Memory:
This product drains your batteries and the maps take up a lot of memory, so it would be prudent to get a car adapter and at least a 256MB flash memory module. Do NOT get compactflash because that slot will be taken by the GPS unit.

Bottom Line:
Obvously, there is MUCH room for improvement. I tried many competing products and this one was, by far, the most comprehensive. There are products that list restaurants and gas stations, but use TINY maps of which you can only load one at a time and have limited search, routing, and GPS features. Others have better GPS sensitivity but are much more expensive. Others can show a cross-country route from start to finish on a single map but again, lack in other features.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great gadget but not a replacement for your atlas
I use the Pharos module for the Siemens (ATT) PocketPC phone. For the most part this device is limited because it uses a handheld to display the information. (limited by resolution and screen size, beyond the scope of this review) It will never approach a printed map for clarity, readability or comprehensive data. I have used this device quite a bit.

That said this device does things that a printed map could never do. It will show you exactly where you are, and give you directions to where you want to go - quite accurately. I think the software for the PDA is quite straight forward and intuitive, but the PC side is clunky - and needs further refinement.

The maps are regional only - for example if you are driving in the San Francisco Bay area - you will need to load three separate maps on to your PDA. (I have a 256MB SD/MMC card that has allows me to load the entire state of CA on the PDA).

Don't expect to have the entire US at your fingertips - unless you plan on bringing a laptop with you to synch and load new maps as you travel. I recently drove from San Francisco to Ft Lauderdale - I didn't use the device. It would be good though if you were going to fly somewhere and loaded maps of that area before you left.

My chief complaint is that it will not load neighboring regional maps as you move into new territory - even if they exist on your memory card.

Bottom line: (1) Not a replacement for you atlas or map(s), but a useful aid/enhancement to both. (2) Not a device for non-technophiles. (3) Well-designed software (at least the PDA side). (4) Very accurate.

5-0 out of 5 stars What else can I say!!
After I downloaded the newest version of Ostia and the most up-to-date maps, everything started to come together! Had a little trouble while searching for sepecific addresses with the old version. Maps for Canada, (I bought the Ostia NAV01, the US version) are kinda pricy, but there're ways to get around it ^.~ Over all, it's a great gadget to have for your PDAs. it turned my e740 from a email server to something much more useful!!

3-0 out of 5 stars EZ Use
This little attachment is fantastic. Plug it in and load the software, you're done. As long as you have an open sky with no dense cover, it'll take a minute and you're on your way. I'd rate the GPS CF card 5 stars.

Only reason I gave this 3 stars and not 5 is the software it comes with is very primative. On the PDA it's fine and simple enough to use, but I don't like the user interface with the map software on the PC. In order to use the maps on the iPAQ you have to sync it from the 2-bit graphic interface software on the desk top. If you plan on using the software for cross country road trips, think again. the map software only alows you to plan regional trips within small areas, and you can only plot points from your PDA not your PC. 2 Stars for the software. ... Read more


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