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I quite fancy one of these but I am not up to date with this technology. What am I looking for?
I work from home and seldom go anywhere in the car that I would need a GPS but can you buy these that cover both situations?
Actually- that would be a cool device- one that you could "dock" to larger screens (that could also be touch screens), but also allowing you to carry the "basic" device for sports activities. Sort of like docking your laptop when you want to use a big monitor.
[edited by: LifeinAsia at 9:43 pm (utc) on Jan. 26, 2009]
The bigger ones come with detailed road maps, don't always allow you to breadcrumb map where you've been and have bigger screens. Those are the ones you'd use in your car.
Generally they fit into one of those two categories. Since they are software based there is some crossover. But generally the low end roadmap/car units won't be handheld and allow breadcrumbs. And the handheld ones will allow breadcrumbs but won't have much if any in the way of roadmaps. You can buy software to upgrade however.
I've got a car based GPS and I just bought a handheld unit for when I'm in the bush. From what little bit I've seen your best to seperate the two uses.
The demands of an aging parent mean that I don't do the amount of hill walking that I used to but I would love something reasonably inexpensive that would simply give me my current map coordinates at the touch of a button.
obviously it is geared for cyclists but could easily be used for walking too.
In your car, these units can do auto-routing from one location to another & provide turn-by turn instructions with a beep (but no voice). The screens are quite small for use in the car (except maybe the Oregon series) but it works fine for me.
Best of all, these units are great for GeoCaching :)