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Old 08-16-2016, 09:15 AM   #1
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Handheld GPS Advise

Hey guys,

I'd like to hear everyone's opinions on handheld GPS devices. I'm looking for something to mark spots on while in the kayak, boating, etc. I was thinking in the $150-$300 dollar range. It has to be portable.

- Garmin vs Lowrance vs iPhone with Navionics apps
- Gray scale vs Color
- Chart vs no chart
- New vs Used

It would be really helpful if you could just post which handheld GPS you are using and the pros and cons with it.

I need to start building my database : )

Appreciate any advise

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Old 08-18-2016, 08:12 AM   #2
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I have a 4 year old Garmin color model 78 that is just an awesome backup.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:29 AM   #3
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Re: Handheld GPS Advise

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I have a 4 year old Garmin color model 78 that is just an awesome backup.
Yeah, i'm looking at the Garmin GPSMAP 78sc with built-in BlueChart g2 coastal charts. I'm thinking that's a winner but idk... its $350 on their website (which means i could probably find it for $280-$300).

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-t...prod63603.html

I could just buy a used Garmin GPSMAP 78 on eBay for like $100-$160.

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Old 08-18-2016, 10:36 AM   #4
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I use the Garmon 78sc to find numbers on my SUP. Works great. I keep in in a dry pack with a clear window so you can still see and use all the buttons.
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