RE: Garmin vs Magellan

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Subject: RE: Garmin vs Magellan
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 10:00:48 +1000
Vin Lam wrote:

I beleive that all newer Garmin models including the Etrex run on
non-volatile memory meaning that its like a flash card. It does
not require batteries to store data you will not loose any data
if the batteries die out.

True - and a great advance over earlier models!

I've been a happy Garmin user for many years now, starting with an old single channel GPS38 (which my brother still uses), and a stable of 12XL models here at work. My own GPS is an eTrex Legend, which apart from all the usual features has a base map of the western hemisphere (Asia - Pacific), plus 8MB of uploadable memory for detailed local road maps, etc. It does all I want it to, plus a lot more, and is reliable. Selling in the low $AUD300s these days I believe.


Lawrie Conole
Senior Ecologist
Ornithology & Terrestrial Ecology

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