I'm researching GPS's too. Right now I'm leaning toward an Etrex Venture, and seen it at Bass Pro for $170 - $15 catalong discount. I think this unit is WASS capable, one requirement I have.
I'd like to use this post Mike started to ask if anyone has seen this unit. I think I heard the UTM Cooordinates Characters are pretty small, I'd hate that because my eyes are "falling away" with age. Does anybody know if this is true? At this point, I'm reaching for my wallet tho......
Thanks guys I'll check on those one's you suggested.
Hey Tinhorn, I noticed you said one of your requirements was to have WASS capabilities. I was reading in the forum earlier, and I think jesse was the one saying there was only two satellites for WASS.
That was a while ago, do you know if theres anymore now.
There are two WAAS satellites that are in use here in North America. My Garmin GPS 76 doesn't always get a "lock-on"the WAAS signals all the time the GPSis in use . When WAAS is operating the accuracy is about 2-3 meters. There are many navigation functions that were more than worth the upgrade from a Garmin12CX to the "76".
I would recommend the Garmin 48 I believe it is. It costs around $270 but would be worth it. We have used them in the Navy over in the Persian Gulf for our small boats. They might even be a little cheaper now or have a new model, but Garmin makes a great GPS.