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What GPS is best?

Mensagempor Gustafssons » terça jan 14, 2014 08:27


I know this forum is in Portuguese but unfortunately my Portuguese is not so good.
I would like to buy a handheld GPS. I've been looking at webshops and they all have some Garmin GPS. But I can't find any maps for Portugal (only city navigator, and I dont' know if that is sufficient voor geocaching).

So my question is simple: What kind of GPS are you using, are you satisfied and what maps?
Please answer in English, Swedish or Dutch (google translate is nice but not good enough).

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Re: What GPS is best?

Mensagempor lynxpardinus » terça jan 14, 2014 09:41

Hi Ingrid,

I think that answering in Dutch or Swedish would be a first in this forum - but we can try to do it in English.

First of all, thanks for reaching out to us. You are doing one of the million dollar questions, though! I can only tell you that I use a 4 years old Garmin Oregon and an iPhone with the official app - and I am happy with both of them.

If you are looking for Portuguese topo maps, I would recommend you to have a look at https://sites.google.com/site/topolusitania/ - a freeware Portuguese topo map. You can follow the conversation (a bit old, let me tell you) in viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7844&p=135028&hilit=topolusitania#p111989 (in Portuguese, though).
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Re: What GPS is best?

Mensagempor RuiJSDuarte » terça jan 14, 2014 10:09

I use a Dakota10 (used to use a Etex) with both topolusitania (as recommended by Lynx) and with the Open Street Maps for Portugal.
It´s more than enougth I think, for Geocaching of course.
Probably, if you are not goint toooo of the main trails and into the mountains or so, the Topolusitania will sufice.
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Re: What GPS is best?

Mensagempor alieri » quarta jan 15, 2014 06:54

Hi! welcome to the forum. I have a Dakota 20. Before this one I used a Garmin Legend Hcx. I have(had) topolusitania on both of them but rarely used the map, but it was good to have it sometimes when a choice had to be made about the best path to a cache. This would happen mostly on "mountain" terrain.
City navigator would be enough most of the times. I guess it depends on where you will be caching.
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