Originally Posted by chrome dome
can someone tell me if these are any good,
l think they've been discontinued?
have seen one for $100 AU 2nd hand,
thought it 'sounded' cheap
but don't know ANYTHING about them and can only find one review which basically said get something better,
just thinking about it for my son's runabout in his local Oz waterways
would appreciate an honest opinion..good or bad,
Are you referring to the GPSMap 162? (I cannot find a referance to a 152.) If the 162, we have had one installed at our helm
station since 2002 and have been pretty satisfied with the device. Being Black and White it is not quite as good as the color units (the 172 for example) but it is functional. The drawbacks are that it has relatively limited memory hence one's ability to load charts
is accordingly limited and-being older technology-the redraw time, for example when one changes scales-is slower than one might like but, thus far it has been sufficient enough that I have not been able to justify buying
a replacement. Note that the charts
must be on the Garmin
CD and you must purchase
the "key" (unless the seller is including these as well). The unit will "talk" to a computer if you are using one of the lap-top charting programs or if you have Garmin's nRoute loaded.