A quick question regarding GPS units - having sold some of my gear i have some spare funds to spunk on a gadget (and the missus thinks its a good idea) I'm on the lookout for a handheld unit.
It is to be used primarily as a backup and to be honest for a bit of fun.i.e collecting waypoints to send to my mates . I can imagine it'll also get some use finding my way around foreign cities or at least finding my way back to the hostel.
So far the requirements are:
- I'd like to be able to connect it to a laptop to download routes (using USB no serial
- Should take AAs as with all my other kit
- Mapping would be nice - but i can't yet make my mind up if this is necessary ? how good are the Oz and NZ city maps for instance.
Thus far i have looked at some basic models wth no mapping the etrax and the magellan 100
i'd also be happy with a second hand model and am scouring ebay at the mo,
(edited to say the magellan Meridian also looks good) Ebay Goodness
Any advice greatfully received!
Thanks in advance