GPS on a WR
Posted October 05, 2002 - 11:00 AM
You will prolly have more use for GPS over there than we do , but I'm starting to explore, Gob smacked at the rate of battery consumtion, even in battery saver mode !
Posted October 05, 2002 - 08:29 PM
Posted October 05, 2002 - 10:52 PM
Posted October 06, 2002 - 10:25 AM
Posted October 07, 2002 - 05:54 AM
The other problem is off road use makes the batteries bounce off the contacts and shut off the unit.
The battery problem can be solved by running an external power cable. Check out the accessory links on this page
Probably the best GPS resouce on the web
There is a US company called Cycoactive that sell Garmin GPS units 'hardened' for vibration survival. The sell mounts too.
I know next to nothing about Magellen GPS hardware but there have been posts saying good things about them.
Posted October 08, 2002 - 06:09 AM
Posted October 08, 2002 - 06:41 AM
Posted October 09, 2002 - 01:31 PM
Definitely get the Roads & Rec CD and computer cable with the unit. That way you can make routes, analyze tracks you have made and share places you've been with others. RR.