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. . a Garmin GPS? Which one is recommended please?

There are so many at so many prices. I know it's not essential for Lofoten. However, I want one to use with Frikart.no maps for Lofoten AND many future adventures in Europe.

Thankyou.

Gelert
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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 10:10 pm

GPSMAP64st or similar are doing the job perfectly ;-)

david
309 0
Fri May 3, 2013, 5:06 am

GPSMAP64st or similar are doing the job perfectly ;-)wrote:david

Think I might buy the Garmin eTrex and also buy paper maps and a compass. GPSMAP64st is pretty expensive David (£340).

What do you think David? Is eTrex (£150), good enough?

Gelert
17 0
Thu Mar 7, 2019, 10:10 pm

Hi,

There is quite a few version of "eTrex" (10, 20, 30, 35, etc.) so it depends which one you are talking about. What I know is the cheapest version of "eTrex" don't allows you to install a proper map (like for example the Garmin Topo Experience PRO 08 Nordland Nord or any other) . Also there is quite a big difference in models which have an antenna and model without an antenna. I have experience that the model with out a real antenna (like eTrex) can loose satellite signal when you are in a deep valley or under a steep mountain (which is often the case in the Lofoten).

I am not an expert on GPS ;-) but I personally use the GPSMAP64st very often and I am quite satisfied with it.

david
309 0
Fri May 3, 2013, 5:06 am

Hi,

There is quite a few version of "eTrex" (10, 20, 30, 35, etc.) so it depends which one you are talking about. What I know is the cheapest version of "eTrex" don't allows you to install a proper map (like for example the Garmin Topo Experience PRO 08 Nordland Nord or any other) . Also there is quite a big difference in models which have an antenna and model without an antenna. I have experience that the model with out a real antenna (like eTrex) can loose satellite signal when you are in a deep valley or under a steep mountain (which is often the case in the Lofoten).

I am not an expert on GPS ;-) but I personally use the GPSMAP64st very often and I am quite satisfied with it.wrote:david

. . . .

Thanks David.

I am talking about the eTrex 20x.

Any good for suitability?

Also, am I being too fussy about a GPS? As I've never visited Lofoten, is a GPS essential equipment or is a paper map bought in Lofoten, and a compass all that I will need for trail hiking?

Thanks

Gelert
17 0
Thu Mar 7, 2019, 10:10 pm

Hi,

If you have good maps and a comas and you know are to use them gps is not essential. However, if you have a good gps with the right map load in and you know how to use it it is very practical. Also, you must have in mind that having a gps with you does not dispense you to have the map and compass in case "modern technology" failed (no battery for example).

have a nice trek in the Lofoten

david
309 0
Fri May 3, 2013, 5:06 am

Hi,

If you have good maps and a comas and you know are to use them gps is not essential. However, if you have a good gps with the right map load in and you know how to use it it is very practical. Also, you must have in mind that having a gps with you does not dispense you to have the map and compass in case "modern technology" failed (no battery for example).

have a nice trek in the Lofoten wrote:david

Thanks David

I think I'll buy the 1:50000 maps when I arrive, use a good compass and possibly the eTrex 20X.

Thanks for your advice.

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Gelert
17 0
Thu Mar 7, 2019, 10:10 pm
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