GPS answer

To: Julian Robinson <>
Subject: GPS answer
From: Daryl King <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:07:16 +1000
My advice to Mark was:

If your interest is recording tracks and point data, then the tiny bicycle gps loggers, such as Holux GPSport (, are cheap and work very well.  You can pick one up on the internet for less than $90.  If your interest is navigation, these are of little help, and you would need to look at the bigger, more sophisticated devices.  I have no experience with the latter.

On 20/06/2011 7:40 PM, Julian Robinson wrote:

Hallelujah, and amen to that! 


Mark said:

>Perhaps some of those who contacted me could also put their replies on the chat-line – it is

>easier for each individual to send the message  rather than me trying to forward each and

>every email to the chat-line.


===my original but updated email to mark=========

Mark – I have the old Garmin Etrex H – now about to be replaced by a new model etrex 10 but it’s been great.  Does everything I need, well regaerded, and cheap.  DOesn’t have integrated maps though, if you were keen on that.


People considering buying might like to wait for the new version which is out maybe in August, the eTrex 10, probably longer battery life, better ergonomics and it  comes with paperless geocaching — if you don’t know what that is then check this video…  (different gps model, but shows paperless geocaching)


The more expensive models (20 and 30) have colour maps which can be handy.


Current model available in Australia:



Even cheaper from the usa if you can convince Amazon to send it to you…



New models:





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