Going to one ????

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Krazyjohnny, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    I am at the point where my current setup is becoming, how would you say it,.....more bothersome than useful. I originally bought the Garmin 765 because it was inexpensive and would Bluetooth to the Iphone. I have done the updates on this unit, added a larger memory card and I still find roads that it loses me on. I am talking pavement not dirt. Thinking of going to the Motion X GPS and Drive on the iPhone to whittle down on clutter and simplify things. The Garmin, iPhone, and two way all come through my Autocom beautifully.

    Any comments or faults in my thought process are welcome. I am a noob at this. I am used to a compass and a paper map for most of my navigation in the field so putting it on a device is still a hard thing for me to get used to.
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  2. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    No response or even a flame for not searching (which I did)? You guys are losing your touch.
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  3. Mudcat

    Mudcat Unregistered

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    What do you mean by that?
    A GPS doesn’t replace a good paper map IMO. My GPS is all about routing.
    So, pick a target and let it route you. Routes are suggestions; you don’t have to follow them. If you have a good GPS it should route to your target by whichever roads you chose, if possible. But it will take some experience/ learning on your part to understand what the GPS is telling you
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  4. River Pilot

    River Pilot "Razor Six"

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    Good morning krazyjohnny,

    You might find this information helpful.

    Regarding maps, whether City Navigator or TOPO, this information should prove useful.

    Good luck,

    River Pilot
    Cheyenne, WY. U.S.A.
    Web: www.riverspilot.com
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