Originally Posted by Ranger1
If you guys were to upgrade what would you get ?
It's funny, I was just looking at that. The GPS V looks pretty good, but I'm still a cheapskate and would still want something under $200.. Unfortunately that's tough to do it seems. The Garmin GPSMAP 76 looks interesting. My buddy has an older version of that device and it works pretty well. Although he too uses it almost entirely just as a handheld.
I'm biased as the main reason I wanted a GPS was for hiking. I still use road maps when in the truck. 85% of what my GPS does is collect way and track points for me to download to the PC later. I have some nifty topo-graphic software that plots my path over the landscape and even shows elivation profiles of my hikes. Kinda fun. I usually save that stuff w/ my hike photos.
Were I to do it over again today I'd probably look to the GPSMAP 76 or it's brother models. Many of the GPSMAP series are waterproof and float too.. which is nice for us boaters out there. I would then try to outfit it w/ an external antenna and power source for the truck.. and that looks to get expesive very quickly. The GPS V comes w/ PC and power adapters in the 'deluxe' kit. The antenna's another $100 or so regardless of which model you get. .. Bummer!