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Old 12-12-2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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I have tried doing a search but came up empty. Just after any information good or bad on the Stike GPS units. The price looks good as it has Hema maps.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:17 AM   #2
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stop stuffing around and buy a Garmin ya bloody tightarse
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:05 AM   #3
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stop stuffing around and buy a Garmin ya bloody tightarse
Money is not the thing, I want decent maps so when i get lost I know were lost is. Looked at the garmin and ok for the road but off road info does not look that good. Then again i have used a compass and paper maps for the last 30 years. .
Or I could just follow some one else..
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:25 PM   #4
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The Strike GPS models are fairly good for metropolitan areas in Australia,I tried them out in Perth and Melbourne,however they are hard to see in sunlight on the bike,and just viewable in a car.Away from the metro area and off road not very good at all.I have tried to update maps but they are only for cities.Garmin however you can get better maps off road mainly generated I believe through demand from greater use.
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:39 PM   #5
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stop stuffing around and buy a Garmin ya bloody tightarse
Ok Bully after much consideration and stuff all else that will actualy do what I wanted. Got a Garmin.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:39 PM   #6
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I'm by no means an expert on GPS or navigation but it has been my experience that regardless of which brand GPS you buy, it will be only as good as the maps you load in too it.
I have used shonkymaps and tracks4australia with success but I like the features of Garmin's Topo Aust NZ V3.
A GPS is by no means a replacement for doing your home work first, especially when heading in to remote areas.
Maybe I'm old school but when it comes to finding my way around a city, I still prefer a street directory.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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A GPS is by no means a replacement for doing your home work first, especially when heading in to remote areas.
Maybe I'm old school but when it comes to finding my way around a city, I still prefer a street directory.
I agree with the homework bit, relying on a piece of electronic stuff is a recipe for disaster eh.

I too prefer to get as close to my city destination as possible through memory, then use the GPS for the last 2 or 3 k's in shitholes like Sidenee, just makes life easier.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:52 AM   #8
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I have a new Strike and it is very good to operate. I am like alot of inmates and still like the paper maps first. I find it more of a gimmick thing the GPS. Maybe I am not using it to its full potenial.
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