Garmin eTrex 20 GPS £119.99 @ Amazon
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Garmin eTrex 20 GPS £119.99 @ Amazon

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Found 2nd Jul 2013
Excellent bit of kit for cycling, walking, geocaching etc. Takes 2xAA batteries which can last over 24 hours.

Download full UK mapping for free using Open Street Map from talkytoaster.info and copy onto the memory on the unit.

I'm using the following mount to use this on my bike handlebars and it works well - amazon.co.uk/Gar…e_4. I recommend only ordering the mount from Amazon as the first one I bought from an Amazon marketplace seller may have been a knockoff - it didn't come in the original Garmin packaging and was too loose to hold the unit when travelling over rough ground

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good deal, cheapest I've seen. can use os maps on these

For traveling in the city, not for trekking, could someone please shed the light what is the advantage of using this in comparison to using Google Map + GPS on your 5" Mobile phone ?

I an aware that google map need data, so it will take your data allowance, however I have tried it, the data they are taking is very small. Also you could download it in advance to make it available offline.

£119.99 is the cheapest price ever on Amazon, but considering that nowadays, you could get normal GPS for £60 what make this item worthy of consideration ?

I am not criticizing but I am trying to find out and therefore learn what I have been missing to be able to appreciate the benefit of this gadget.

Thanks



pantaiema

For traveling in the city, not for trekking, could someone please shed … For traveling in the city, not for trekking, could someone please shed the light what is the advantage of using this in comparison to using Google Map + GPS on your 5" Mobile phone ?I an aware that google map need data, so it will take your data allowance, however I have tried it, the data they are taking is very small. Also you could download it in advance to make it available offline.£119.99 is the cheapest price ever on Amazon, but considering that nowadays, you could get normal GPS for £60 what make this item worthy of consideration ? I am not criticizing but I am trying to find out and therefore learn what I have been missing to be able to appreciate the benefit of this gadget.Thanks



I do a lot of cycling and walking in this country as well as France, Italy and the Alps and find it really useful.

If you are just going to use it for the odd occasion to find your way in a town then it’s not really for you. However, if using it for lots of outside activities (especially aboard to avoid data charges) it is a rather nifty gadget.

Be aware that Garmin also charge horrendous amounts for their detailed topographic maps (several hundred for their walking/cycling map of France) although there are some free alternatives. Unlike normal sat-nav maps these also include a great deal of off road details.
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