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 Post subject: Re: Which gps system is best and why
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:24 pm 
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[quote="MHD1200"]HI,

I managed to get a Montana 600 for under £250. on ebay [No Maps] Then bought all of GB os maps £30 and then Euro Cities £50
Ram brackets and mounts off ebay too.

Very pleased with it easy to use and plenty of bargains can be found if in no rush. Universal with Marine too.

Good Luck
Martin

Hi Martin, where did you get the GB OS maps from for £30?
I could do with that,
Cheers

Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Which gps system is best and why
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:55 am 
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It's probably Topo os maps for £30 Steve.
I very much doubt you can get garmin os navigator maps for that little.
To download they are £200 !

Try and get a montana unit that comes with Garmin os navigator.

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 Post subject: Re: Which gps system is best and why
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:47 pm 
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GraySWTRF wrote:
It's probably Topo os maps for £30 Steve.
I very much doubt you can get garmin os navigator maps for that little.
To download they are £200 !

Try and get a montana unit that comes with Garmin os navigator.


How good is Topo? I hear that the Garmin 650t comes with Topo already loaded.


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 Post subject: Re: Which gps system is best and why
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:44 pm 
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I don't know about Topo mate.
I know from my past experiences, it's best to have the mapping that is the same make as the gps unit you use.
Otherwise you have hassle.
The 650 unit has no real advantage for us really.
Unless you want to unbolt it from the cradle every five min to take a picture ?

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 Post subject: Re: Which gps system is best and why
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:25 pm 
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Topo maps are very basic. One up from the breadcrumb line on a blank screen.
Nothing like as good as OS Maps. And way behind those enlightened riders who have embraced modern technology.

But there again Topo is at least two steps up from those riders who still use actual MAPS whilst out leading rides on their bikes. And one step up from Road Books. For info. - I met some guys in the Pyrenees using GPS to track a route so that on their return to base they could spend hours writing a Road Book for those riders who want to learn how to use them (and i might add pay handsomely for that priviledge)

It is a lttle bit like those TRF members who now use modern Technology in the form of the internet with the TRF Forum and Facebook to organise rides and those that think its acceptable to only arrange rides at a monthly club meeting. But I am slightly off topic. If you want to lead a ride using whatever method suits you that's absolutely fine with me.

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 Post subject: Re: Which gps system is best and why
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:46 am 
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Another vote for ViewRanger on your phone. For £8 you've got got OS 1:50k right there, and i find following routes that take in trails a LOT easier on there, than on my Garmin 590.


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 Post subject: Re: Which gps system is best and why
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:26 am 
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Mines better than your one nah nah nah nah...
Its like being back at school.
I think viewranger is crap.
Na nah Na Na nah :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Which gps system is best and why
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:18 pm 
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Lol :D


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 Post subject: Which gps system is best and why
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:13 pm 
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GraySWTRF wrote:
I think viewranger is crap. Na nah Na Na nah :twisted:

Fair enough.

At the moment if you upload a GPX to a Garmin, you need to save it as a track, then overlay it on your map. It doesn't show direction, and whilst you can change the colour of the line, you can't change the thickness. It's nigh on impossible to use a pre-planned, recorded, or shared GPX as a route because the maximum waypoints a Garmin will allow for is 20. It also gets pretty tricky if your track overlaps itself at any point, because you can't tell which part you're on, or which direction the lines are going. This has been my experience on the trails.

Having said that, it's still great to have a dedicated, rugged, waterproof unit that works well with gloves, and will get you to and from on the roads. When I was just using the Zumo, it worked really well with Basecamp, when reviewing recent rides, stitching segments together, and altering them. Another advantage of the 590 is portrait mode, which I find much easier to follow, since you can see further ahead.


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 Post subject: Re: Which gps system is best and why
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:41 pm 
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blind advising the blind on this one ha ha


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