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I'm bewildered by all the GPS options!
The more I research GPS units, the more I don't understand. Descriptions of GPS unit features list stuff I would never have imagined, and certainly don't need.
It seems to me all I want is a unit that shows me where I am on a map. Ideally it would tell me the name of the road I'm on, and show the roads around me (and where I might be going), so I can pick the best one.
I don't want to have to enter my destination into it; I don't want something telling me directions the whole time, and then freaking out if I make a wrong turn.
And, of course, I want to use it on a bicycle; so plugging it in to the cigarette lighter is not an option. I would only recharge it every day or so. So if battery life is an issue, as I expect, then I need to be able to turn it on and off.
Is this something I can expect a basic unit, costing $100 or less, to do?
Does anyone want to suggest a model I should look at?