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 Post subject: Re: GPS w/topo?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:34 pm 
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I wouldn't waste your money on a GPS unit or data these days. The internet is free and you likely already are paying for an overpriced cell phone/service if you're reading this post.


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 Post subject: Re: GPS w/topo?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:45 pm 
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We have the Rinos for work, kinda cool to be able to transmit your location to other units, and if your riding partners are using FRS/GRMS radios, you can communicate with the Rino and save some weight.


Have been quite satisfied with my Rino 130 over the past 5 years. No plans to update to a newer model until my current one dies.

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 Post subject: Re: GPS w/topo?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:34 pm 
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Yeah I think gps apps are the way to go imo. I use motionX on my iPhone. $1.99. You can share real time locations and all that. I think you can get around the downsides with the right case and using the settings to manage the battery life. Also, you got the solar cellphone chargers for longer trips.


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 Post subject: Re: GPS w/topo?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:17 am 
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+1 for the garmin 60csx I love it very durable( mine fell of a cliff and still works) they stopped making it this year so know you need to go to a 62csx bigger screen with better resolution. I like theese because you can operate them with bulky gloves or mittens

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 Post subject: Re: GPS w/topo?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:13 pm 
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I also love my 60CSx. I would literally be lost without it. It is MUCH more accurate than a cell phone, which is important when you are in the woods and can't see your objective.

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 Post subject: Re: GPS w/topo?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:45 pm 
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phishoutofwater wrote:

Bottom line, I wouldn't waste your money on a GPS unit or data these days. The internet is free and you likely already are paying for an overpriced cell phone/service if you're reading this post.


Nothing like a five year old thread about technology nonetheless.

I couldn't disagree with this statement more. Even if this thread were dedicated to inbounds snowboarding, I would say you can't rely on your Iphone/Android GPS unit to do much more than calculate your ride home. There is simply not a very good GPS antenna in those things, not to mention cell reception and battery issues. The Garmin 60csx made a significant leap in terms of GPS accuracy. It can find your location in a forest which is something the old ones cannot do. It also has the ability to upload topographic maps as well.

For free, uploadable, topographic maps compatible with at least these Garmin devices, check out http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/

I have never paid for any of Garmin's additional mapping products and these work fine.

Now since this forum is about backcountry boarding, you definitely need something that simply works in all conditions.


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 Post subject: Re: GPS w/topo?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:55 pm 
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Looking to bring this thread back to life......Shopping nav/radio units, so yeah the Garmin Rino but not looking to spend the 5-$600 on the newer upper end models.

Seems to be availability of used/new 110, 120, 130 models for the $75-$250 range with my thinking being buy a couple of used 120's (so I can have topo maps) so if I'm headed out to ride with someone who doesn't have 1 I've got it covered. My question being, is anyone still using 110's or 120's and happy with them or am I wasting my time searching and eventually buying a pair?


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 Post subject: Re: GPS w/topo?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:27 pm 
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gpsfiledepot.com has topo maps free for download. I use them in my gpsmap62 and they work great.

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