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    Help picking a GPS

    First time posting. I have a lot of problems telling private land from BLM ground. Some areas of travel are narrow and I don't want to get on private ground. I need a good GPS that will show real time accurate location, the line for public vs. private land, and my exact location as I move. I have read a lot of good comments about the Garmin Oregon 450T. I have also heard a little about the Montana. Any feedback or suggestions would be appreciated.

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    I have the Oregon 450T and I like the touch screen, but I bought a etrex 30 because it will lock onto gps and glonass satellites it acquires sats faster and seems to be more accurate than my 450T. I have just ordered the colorado sd card to load onto gps for private land etc.

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    I am a gps dummy. I really need to research some of these terms. How accurate in feet do you feel these models are and how fast is fast? thanks for the reply labman!!

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    I need to do a speed test as far as how quick but with gps/glonass it could just tell a difference. Glonass is the russian sats the etrex series is the only gps that tracks both to my knowledge. Another reason I went with the etrex instead of my 450 is the battery life which according to the specs should be significantly higher with the etrex.

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    Hi,
    Can anyone provide any information on personal emergency locator devices? I don't want one with a monthly fee if I can avoid it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger L View Post
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    Can anyone provide any information on personal emergency locator devices? I don't want one with a monthly fee if I can avoid it.
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    Try a search. There are alot of threads on this question.

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    thanks for the suggestion. I think i am looking for a GPS/ personal locator device combo. I am sure I'll find it on line, but i am looking for feed back from users.

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    I use a garmin GPSMAP 62st for work and I just purchased an Oregon 450 for personal use. I love both of them. The 450 was more in my price range. In my opinion you can't go wrong with either one. I just couldn't spend 500 bucks on a personal gps.

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    Does anyone have any knowledge on these new GPS apps for the phones? I'm thinking that I could have my GPS, phone and camera all in one unit, saving me alot of weight and money. Has anyone been using any of these apps?

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    I have a SPOT. It works well and will also send messages you pre program out to cell phones. I think they all have a fee. SPOT is about $80 a year i think? Its not much considering it could save your life and keeps your woman from worrying you are slowly dieing at the bottom of a rock slide

 

 

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