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What is a good handheld GPS?

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I'm am most likely going to buy one in the near future and would like to know what would be a good one to pick up. I would be using it for outdoor use only, I already have one for my car. Anyone have any suggestions for me? Do you need more information from me to know what would be a good fit?

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Lowrance iFinder series like H2O and Expedition are good handhelds.

Garmin Etrex, GPSMap, Oregon, and Colorado series are good choices in handhelds.

All of these that I have mentioned are mapping handhelds, which means they can accept map chips and/or software downloads from such packages as Lakemaster, Topo, Navionics, etc.

It's not hard to find information about them. Just search for their websites and do a little browsing.

Good luck.

Edit: Because I know others will do this, I'll add that my personal favorite is the Garmin GPSMap76CSx.

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I love my H2O, if you have the money the H2Oc is really nice.

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I have the Lowrance I HuntC use for fishing hunting, my misses uses it for geocashing. Used it for my Colorado elk with A map create program,showed atv trails. Would of been lost without it.AAAA+

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Asked this question a few weeks ago and the consensus was get a H20 C. I ended up finding a used H20 (non color) for a heck of a deal.

Steve

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The H20 is a great unit. The only problem is that the screen is kinda small when the boat is moving fast.

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I use the H20 C with Navionics chip. Yes they use up batteries.

When using the power cord isn't an option, I use NiMH rechargeable batteries. They last longer and I carry a spare set so battery life or should I say the H2Oc rep for eating batteries isn't an issue. Really with the longer lasting higher output rechargeable batteries there is no reason to use disposable batteries any more.

Screen size in any handheld GPS is going to be small.

None of the lakes I fish often have been mapped in high detail so I choose Navionics chip because they had more lakes in my area with old lake maps.

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