GPS for walking

Discussion in 'GPS Navigation' started by Garfields, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Garfields

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    Quick update after three months use
    Happy with the Garmin 700
    Only issue carry spare set batteries and set up the power save options especially in cold conditions
    Also a plug for GPS Training well worth going to them their training and backup has been excellent
    You can purchase their training even if you don't buy the GPS from them £20
     
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  3. Chipster

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    I've been using a Garmin etrex vista hcx for years for mountain biking and walking used all over Europe. I use tracklogs for route planning, carry a paper map, relying on the device for position reference and breadcrumb trail following. I have topo maps installed but if I changed device it wouldn't be a because deal-breaker if the next device didn't have maps, just breadcrumb. Like not having a rechargeable device and prefer to carry spare AA cells.
     
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    I have a garmin watch,,,

    It gives me the directions and metres to every hole and every bunker, hazard etc on every golf course in the uk !!

    I only wish I could play the bloody game!!
     
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    Thanks, I just got back from a trip and will reply now.
     
  7. Arrius

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    Well, I have written articles about Galileo and I know for sure it is as accurate as it is advertised. I don't really know about the device but I read the review and it looks decent.

    Galileo, once fully operational will be accurate up to 1 meter which is in a couple of years. So investing in a device with Galileo support isn't that bad.
     
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    my mate had some golf coaching and after assement the pro told him to cut 4 inches of each club
    will that improve my swing he asked?
    no but they will fit in the bin easier
     
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  9. Garfields

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    A quick update
    Had the Garmin out in Capileira Spain
    Work fine with the free downloaded maps
    Detail was as good as the maps we were able to purchase
    Accuracy of position only drifted a bit if you were in dense woodland
     

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