GPS Question

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by charlie59, May 27, 2014.

  1. charlie59

    charlie59 Been here awhile

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    i would like to buy a gps for my bike but find it hard to justify the cost( and sneak it past the missus). what i was wondering, is there a gps available where you can mark multiple spots in a paddock and return to them at a later date. i spent a couple of days last week wondering around a 250 acre grazing block on my tractor spot spraying rats tail grass which is very hard to see at certain times of the year and you have to keep going back for years until you wipe out the seed. now,if there was such a device not only could i use it on my bike,but i could use it on the farm and claim it on my tax.:deal cheers charlie. ps,mods if this needs shifting,go for it.
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  2. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    There isn't a GPS that won't do that mate.
    They are called waypoints and even an el cheapo should do that. :D

    BTW, This will get moved shortly to a GPS specific thread. :1drink
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  3. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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    Check the flea market .it often has gps machines.

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  4. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Highly paid idiot

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    bite the bullet and buy a Garmin Montana.
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  5. macleod

    macleod New guy

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    +1 I have an Oregon 450 but I had my eyes set on a Montana for a while. Maybe I'll get it for my birthday.

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  6. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    What about the Zumo 590LM :evil
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  7. charlie59

    charlie59 Been here awhile

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    go easy on me mate,i'm from the bush.:eek1 thanks for the relplies,will look into it a bit further.
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  8. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    Not having a crack mate. :D
    Just saying that even a cheap handheld will store waypoints that you can navigate back to.
    Of more importance for bike use is things like stored maps, waterproof and screen size etc.
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  9. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Hi Charlie. :wave

    Buying a GPS is a bit like buying a new phone, there are a zillion options, but you need to decide just what it is you need, then the suitable ones rise to the surface.

    How's your eyesight? If you have good vision, especially at reading distances, a smaller screen may not be a problem. Reliability? Waterproofing? Internal or replaceable batteries? Need tracks (a fair few don't support these)?

    All these considerations have a bearing on what to buy. I recommend having a read of the GPS forum, GPS 101, ask a few questions, and don't rush your purchase. Feel free to pm me and I'll help where I can.
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  10. charlie59

    charlie59 Been here awhile

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    Good stuff,thanks for that. Cheers.
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  11. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I would ride around while tracking the route, and when I found a spot that needed poison, drop a waypoint. Then when I was all done, email it to myself so it would be accessible next year when it's time to spray again, regardless of which device was smashed/working.

    Locus make the entire process fast and simple, one a smart phone, with or without cellular data:

    Locus quick and easy waypoints: http://youtu.be/gp7Eo1vV2ic
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