Questions about purchasing first hand held GPS unit

Discussion in 'General GPS' started by Richard Dillon, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Folks, I'm sure you have received this questions thousands of times,
    but I was wondering if someone might be willing to share their advice
    concerning the purchase of a handheld GPS unit. I have used Delorme's
    earthmate (little yellow box) GPS unit in the car with an old laptop
    for some time now, but would like a reliable, waterproof unit to carry
    with me hiking and camping in the woods. Ideally, I would like to be
    able to hook it up to my PC as well as Palm VX (via serial, RS232
    cable)download maps to it, and a good color display would be nice. Is
    good mapping software available for it?
    Also, I have had trouble when using the earthmate under trees, and
    would like a unit that would be sensitive and reliable. Any help is
    GREATLY appreciated, please reply and if you know of where such a unit
    and mapping software could be purchased at a good price, I would
    really appreciate it as well. Thanks so much in advance, and please
    reply to
    . Thanks again!
    Richard Dillon, Aug 20, 2003
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