When selecting a GPS one has to ask the following questions:
In general if you want a GPS for navigating cities then
look at the automotive range. These GPS units allow
you to be instructed on screen and with audio prompts
to a destination that you have programmed into the unit.
They are easy to use with some having touch screens
for easier access whilst driving.
- Do I want maps on my GPS and if so do I want to upload maps from the various
- Must the unit be portable or will it be fixed into a vehicle or boat?
- Is screen size an issue?
- Do I want a colour screen?
- Must I be able to upload and down load info from my GPS.
If you are going to be travelling to the "bush"
one needs a GPS that can be loaded with maps of the
area and in most cases PDA's and the automotive range
are not ideal for this use. Automotive GPS units are
not designed to accept multiple waypoint routes and
thus a GPS such as the Garmin QUEST, GPS 276C or GPS
V can work successfully in both rural (bush) and urban
(city) environments. My choice for bush work would be
the GPS 276C, Quest or some of the bigger marine GPS
units such as the GPS182C.
Portable units are ideal all round GPS units but have
limitations in terms of screen size and button size
if you are planning on using them in a vehicle. For
hikers the ETrek or GPS60 range of GPS's will get you
there and back.
For marine use choose a dedicated marine GPS that will
accept Blue Charts. They are all weatherproof, have
backlit displays as well as having a "Man Overboard"
Whether you need a GPS for Flying, Boating, Offroading,
Fitness Training, Expeditions or Hiking email us your
requirements and let us make a suggestion as to which
product will best suite your needs.