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Old 03-08-2012, 13:27   #16
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Re: Best Handheld GPS

Have Tides(activecaptain) and Charts (earthnc) on my iPhone & ipad for backup on the C120 Ray chartplotter. I always use the C120, but also double check the others to test the accuracy of the C120. These apps are cheap and very useful.

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Old 03-08-2012, 13:31   #17
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Re: Best Handheld GPS

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I agree with THE OFFICE Navioncs with either andoid or iPhone. If you already have a Smart Phone, one less thing to carry when your out and about.....
My idea of a backup is something that can be relied upon to work in adverse conditions. That means AA battery powered, waterproof, and robust. A smartphone scores poorly on all 3 counts.

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Old 03-08-2012, 13:39   #18
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...but I do find a fixed unit with a larger screen to be better. I found that, with the small screen on the 78, that one is constantly zooming in and out - zooming in to see detail like buoys, and zooming out to see the bigger picture.
I have a Garmin GPSMap 76Cx. I use paper charts for the big picture, the small screen works for me. The unit runs all day on 2 AA batteries, I use rechargeables.

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