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GPSs
« on: December 01, 2017, 03:11:49 PM »
Anybody own/use a Garmin GPS?

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Re: GPSs
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 03:16:38 PM »
no.



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Re: GPSs
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 03:20:01 PM »
Anybody ELSE?  :D

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Re: GPSs
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 03:22:18 PM »
no.



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Re: GPSs
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 03:23:52 PM »
Good question !
The answer is no. Although I have to admit that there have been times when a good sat-nav system may have helped - usually when trying to negotiate a city road system I am not familiar with.
Call me old fashioned, but through necessity I have always pored over maps , and with experience and time I have an in-built navigation system which seems to have worked. ( The fact that I did a degree in geography may have helped...)
One of my colleagues has a top of the range Bavarian car , which has  a top of the range  :rolleyes sat-nav, which I have to secretly admit is rather good in that it's a sort of google earth - and the viewpoint is from above your position as if you were flying. So you can see the terrain around you in addition to the road network.
I just worry that people will be so dependent on these devices that they won't bother to take anything on board , and when the day comes that it all fails , there will be an oh shit moment.
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Re: GPSs
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 03:29:47 PM »
This is a small handheld for hiking. Basically I use it to tag the car, so wherever I go I can get back. The hiking group I used to go with did not stick to trails. We would see every meadow and lake we could, so a GPS was handy. I have not used this one but once, and importing free topos has turned out to be difficult, but I found a way to do it.

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Re: GPSs
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 03:32:27 PM »
Nope, we don't have a GPS or satnav either. 

Like TG, I prefer to use an analogue road atlas (Phillips 2˝miles:1" 2017 in my case).  And getting lost is the best way to learn new routes in my humble opinion :laugh.

Can't you get GPS apps for smartphones these days?
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Re: GPSs
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 03:34:50 PM »
Sure, as long as you are in a cell. Worthless in the mountains. I use an app when driving in unfamiliar territory...or LA.

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Re: GPSs
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 03:51:35 PM »
I just follow my :liar   :D
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Re: GPSs
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2017, 04:00:54 PM »
My friend has one. He bought it for rally driving around the world. His last rally was in Mongolia. :driver Is there another question other than who's got one? 



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Re: GPSs
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2017, 05:31:14 PM »
My friend has one. He bought it for rally driving around the world. His last rally was in Mongolia. :driver Is there another question other than who's got one? 

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Re: GPSs
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2017, 05:32:44 PM »

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Re: GPSs
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2017, 06:55:07 PM »
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Re: GPSs
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2017, 08:31:49 PM »
Yep, road atlas for me, and upside down works best :thumbsup :D (it's coz I'm left handed :D )

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Re: GPSs
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2017, 09:34:03 PM »
Well, all I can say is that reading a map or atlas is easier than learning this thing. But a map can’t find my car.

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Re: GPSs
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2017, 08:49:35 AM »
Well in future you'll just have to remember where you left it :shrug :D

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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2017, 08:50:37 AM »
Some of my walking friends have them, which can be useful if you're caught up top of a mountain in thick cloud. I have a compass for that , but I do have to refer to a map, which can be awkward if it's blowing a gale. The walking devices also give you your altitude, so you know how much height you still have to make to the summit without having to look closely at a contoured map. They are also useful in that they keep a record of your track . The problem is that they tend to be like peeps everywhere, and spend a lot of time looking at the device rather than just enjoying the view !
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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2017, 01:45:32 PM »
Well in future you'll just have to remember where you left it :shrug :D

My standard line is “Well, the car has to be somewhere around here”.

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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2017, 02:06:55 PM »
Well in future you'll just have to remember where you left it :shrug :D

My standard line is “Well, the car has to be somewhere around here”.

.........and then you remembered that you were a passenger in your neighbour's car.   :D
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Re: GPSs
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2017, 02:32:07 PM »
:lol

Correct. There should be a setting on the GPS for that.

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Re: GPSs
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 10:22:50 AM »
I think Mr Z's is Garmin :think
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