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    Senior Member EZ-SportAX Curt's Avatar
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    Gps

    What GPS do you all use while touring, if any at all.
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    Currently I don't use any GPS, but after spending too much time researching them here and elsewhere I'm gonna buy a Garmin 60csx in the very near future. REI and other outdoors stores want about $400 for one but Amazon has them for $300 right now.

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    I'm using a Garmin GpsMap 76C. IMHO it has the perfect form factor for touring. The added plus is that it takes regular batteries.
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    I took the garmin nuvi i use in my car. Used it a few times and was helpful.

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    This page from www.biketouringtips.com has 2 links to GPS information. One is a discussion from this forum and the other is an article at crazyguyonabike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EZ-SportAX Curt View Post
    What GPS do you all use while touring, if any at all.
    I use a Garmin eTrex Legend Cx. It runs on two AA batteries and a handlebar mount is available. I've used it to discover new trails when mountain biking, and help navigate while on tour. After the tour I use the GPS track to geocode my photos.
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    Palm TX with Cetus software and a Bluetooth GPS unit. The Palm becomes a GPS unit when the Bluetooth GPS unit is paired with it. The Palm also allows access to the Internet and E-mail when in Wi-Fi hot spots. The Palm also has a SD slot allowing upload of photos and videos directly from my cameras SD card. I can easily recharge the batteries in the Palm and GPS unit with this circuit.

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    Bluetooth GPS: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10614
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    I use an Garmin eterx Vista, absolutely love it!
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    HTC Kaiser which is just a windows mobile phone with built in keyboard and gps receiver and host of other bells and whistles. I prefer one device as opposed to carrying mp3, phone, camera etc etc etc.

    http://www.htc.com/product/03-product_tytn_II.htm

    I use different map apps depending on where I tour. Here in Japan I will use my own maps done up to work with GPS Tuner, most other places I will use TomTom for the software side.
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    I was also looking at the 60 csx before the Vista hcx came out. Then, I went for the Vista because it is smaller than the 60, and offered me everything I need for riding or driving.
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    I picked up a Garmin eTrex Vista on eBay. Took it on a ride for the first ime over the weekend and was wowed. It will be very helpful on the next tour, no more worries about a wrong turn.
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