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Old 10-09-2013, 08:22   #16
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Re: A good hand-held GPS

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Just to put a slightly different opinion. Get an iPAD and download Navionics the apps is $45 AUD and is a reasonable backup chart plotter. Then get Anchor watch, waterproof case etc. Just a thought.
+1 on that. For the money, I'd get an Android tablet like a Nexus, but same concept. If you go the tablet route, make sure it has built-in "real" GPS. Some tablets have no built-in GPS capability. Even some so-called smart phones use cell towers to estimate position, not GPS.
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