[Yak] Re: Yak Digest, Vol 21, Issue 29
Victoria and Guillermo
edukei at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 21 13:09:37 CST 2006
I have been very happy with the Magellan Meridian (color version). Maps can be loaded onto a memory card and change them as you change areas. Maps are available for the US, Canada, Western Europe, Australia (lack of vector maps for the rest of the world is going to be a problem with most consumer units). It has a bike mount.
One problem with any unit, if you want to have it on for extended periods, is battery power. GPS is quite power-hungry, especially the units with color screens. I have been thinking (more as a fun project than out of any real need) to have my Meridian running off a hub dynamo.
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 09:24:54 -0600
From: "Greg Norris"
Subject: [Yak] GPS suggestions?
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I'm considering the purchase of a GPS for my New World Tourist, and
would like to hear your suggestions about which models are actually
useful (and which should be avoided). I'm primarily concerned with
navigation and map display, so the various "enhanced cyclometers"
models (such as the Garmin Edge seres) aren't really in the running.
The Garmin GPSMAP 76Cx seems promising, although I'm by no means
set on this choice... it's a bit more $$$ than I'd like to spend,
although not by an unmanageable margin.
Whatever unit (if any) I end up getting, I'll need to mount it on the
stem (custom adjustable stem) rather than the handlebars. My
assumption is that most bike mounts can accommodate this, but
confirmation for any recommended model would be a plus.
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