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Old 08-20-11, 05:34 PM   #1
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Suggestions for an inexpensive handlebar mounted GPS?

I suppose it's time to buy a GPS since I intend to wander around the city and country side by bicycle and I know that it sucks to get lost after 90 miles (ask me how I know).

So I'm looking for suggestions for an inexpensive GPS that can get me home. Thanks!

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Also, I may be due for a smart phone in the near future so I'd be happy to take suggestions on that, too.
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Old 08-20-11, 05:44 PM   #2
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Get a smart phone! and one of these http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CHIQ8wIwAA (or something similar).
the iPhone 3G can be had for fairly cheap these days and is a good phone if you don't care about the newest fad.
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Old 08-20-11, 05:59 PM   #3
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I suppose it's time to buy a GPS since I intend to wander around the city and country side by bicycle and I know that it sucks to get lost after 90 miles (ask me how I know).

So I'm looking for suggestions for an inexpensive GPS that can get me home. Thanks!

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Also, I may be due for a smart phone in the near future so I'd be happy to take suggestions on that, too.
There is really no such thing as a cheap hand held mapping GPS. But I would recommend the Garmin GPS 60 series. It has a larger display to see more of the map.

But even the 60 is too small IMHO to be of any real use to see the map. For that you should look into a tablet PC. A tablet PC and a hand held GPS would be a great combo. The ultimate would for them to have the ability to talk to one another so you get the same route computed on both but that does not exist yet.
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Old 08-20-11, 06:15 PM   #4
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I would recommend the iPhone 3gs or 4, not the 3g. I have a 3g and the GPS acquiring is miserable at best. My wife's 3gs picks up almost immediately and nearly 100% of the time and my 3g held next to it does squat. I'm in the process of upgrading to a 4 so when it gets here I'll have a 3gs (wife will get the 4 of course).
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