circuitcity.com has the Mio H610 Handheld GPS/Media Player (H610) $149.99 shipped. I have two Nüvi's for my cars but looking for a hand held. Any thoughts?
This looks like another auto GPS. What are you wanting to do with the handheld? Hunting, hiking, camping...? I have an older Lowrance Globalnav 212. I've used it for trail riding, biking, hiking even auto nav before the newer models of course. There are many handhelds available but the features can vary a lot. One consideration for myself is a waterproof unit. These also tend to be much more rugged. The Lowrance has never let me down. Hope this helps.
The Best handhelds are the Etex, and the 60cx series...Check Cabelas. They have many different levels and the New ones have the Sirf 3 chips..They even do things like take routes..and do the bread crumbs,,
... I have the etrex vista for cycling and hiking. It is not for auto navigation.
Personally, for a unit to use outside of the car, I'd buy a used Etrex before I'd buy the Mio because the Etrex line is designed for that use. There isn't a great deal of overlap, in my opinion, between a good auto gps and a good outdoor gps. If push came to shove, I'd rather try to use an Etrex in the car, than the Mio (or even my Nuvi) on the trail.
I have an Etrex Legend and love it. It works well for geocaching and is very accurate. I downloaded Metroguide and have street maps. It's waterproff and the batteries last a long time. You can get a package from L.L.Bean pretty inexpensively. Hope that helps.
the gps 60c series is a very nice unit. i had a etrax and i found it not very user freindly
i like the etrex
20 bucks more at CC will get you a Mio DigiWalker C230.. bigger screen and Text To Speech
Hey everyone... Thanks for all the input. The reason I am looking for a handheld is that I don't get enough battery time from my nüvi out of the cradle. It's not that often that I would use a hand held and a waterproof unit is a really good consideration.
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