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    gps recomendation

    I'm in the market for a gps unit. I want a handheld one so I can take it other places besides my car (backpacking, biking) but it has to be compatible with copilot 2002. Nothing overkill on the on-unit lcd, it doesn't have to display maps. I also want it to be waas compatible. Is an external antena a good idea? if so, it shoud be able to take one of those too.

    anything in the under $200 catagory for somethign like this?

    thanks,
    NLC

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    Try the Garmin eTrex. The base model doesn't support maps but it's a good value otherwise. Etronics has it for $144. If you want to use it with a computer you will need to buy the interface cable which costs about $20-30, depending on weather or not you get the cigarette light adapter or not.

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    I'm looking for a gps for my car too, something that connects to the USB, I don't need portability.

    I've heard mixed reviews about Street Atlas and the Delorme GPS, is it that bad for the price? Garmin is the best, right?

    I was hoping for about $100-150

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    I've wanted to get a Garmin GPS35PC ever since I saw this thread:

    quickest locking GPS?

    jshrieve said it locks onto several satellites within 30 seconds. I've heard that some GPS receivers can take up to 15 minutes to lock on.

    Last I looked, it's under $200.

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    GPS35PC is the best if u want bare reciever... $195 and its the best u can buy.

    eTrex handhelds should be about $119

    and dont worry about the cable... u can make one yourself with a serial plug and a 4 pieces of wire...
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    I got a Delorme Earthmate GPS and it came with Street Atlas Deluxe 9.0 and it locks in about 35-45 seconds.

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    I have a delorme earth mate and it looks in 30seconds to 45 minutes

    It seems 9.0 is much faster than deluxe..
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    Originally posted by ShinkunoNamida
    I have a delorme earth mate and it looks in 30seconds to 45 minutes

    It seems 9.0 is much faster than deluxe..

    Get a battery adapter, that may be your problem. That reciever drains batteries like no other. I have deluxe 9.0 and like i said it locks in under a minute.

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