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Old 21-08-2016, 04:52   #1
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GPS Recommendations?

I have special needs. I want a gps that tells me where I am. Lat Lon. That you can read. That's it. All the rest is mere frippery.:big grin:

Oh, and cheap. Relatively speaking.

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Old 21-08-2016, 06:12   #2
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GPS Recommendations?

Furuno makes a basic gps.the furuno gp32.

Otherwise if you don't need a display and just need to feed position to something, get a gps puck, feed 5 volts to it and use the NEMA data from it. Something like this

https://www.gps4us.com/GARMIN-GPS-18...QodBYINBA#info


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Re: GPS Recommendations?

Yup Furuno GP-30, Gp-31 & GP-32 nice simple units...I had a GP-30...was great.

Or the older Garmin handhelds, this one is $31. I have the GPS-72...nice backup, no frills.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Garmin-GPS-7...0AAOSw-itXskYc


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Old 21-08-2016, 06:40   #4
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Re: GPS Recommendations?

How about your cell phone?
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Old 21-08-2016, 06:48   #5
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How about your cell phone?
I might try it. I have a cheap samsung. It is a long story. I am afraid to get an expensive I phone because I lose them and drop them all the time. I dropped one in a bucket of drywall mud once. Anyway, i can't read the dang thing. I hate texting, etc.

the puck thing might be best for me if I can h=get my wife to give me her old i pad to hook it to. Am afraid to use this macbook on the boat for fear of getting it wet.
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Re: GPS Recommendations?

Or if you're looking for cheap and reliable with an amazing battery life, how about a simple Garmin etrex gps?

I picked one up two years ago for around $90 us.


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Re: GPS Recommendations?

Just use the GPS in your smart phone and download a free ap that gives you the L&L readout
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http://www.aliexpress.com/item/PG03-...0-167e9c26e912
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Sounds like you need a phone in a Lifeproof case.


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Another vote here for a cheap Android smartphone.
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