GPS units

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Subject: GPS units
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:08:49 +1100
Can anyone recommend a good hand held GPS? I'm getting sick of using my iPhone 
as a GPS, and I'd like something more robust and waterproof that doesn't churn 
through the battery in a few hours. 

For some reason iPhones can't use the GPS unless the phone signal is enabled, 
so in poor reception areas the battery drain is high. I'm told they're fine if 
you pull the SIM out, but I'm not doing that.

Initial research tells me that the Garmin eTrex 20 is the most popular non 
touch screen model, and that the more expensize Garmin Oregon 600 is the most 
popular touch screen model. Can anyone offer an opinion on these or other 
models, and whether the touch screen is worth the reduced battery life?

Peter Shute
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