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Title: Hand held GPS
Post by: Salty (Karl) Cardiff Scan Club on October 10, 2009, 02:54:45 PM
Having read a post earlier about recording finds, i fancy getting a bit more detail, instead of saying "somewhere by there" on an OS map.
is anyone out there getting shot of a handheld GPS device, just for grid references, that sort of thing?
I don't want to spend a fortune but i don't mind paying for something half tidy.
cheers
Salty


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: Jonola (Jon) on October 10, 2009, 03:00:44 PM
I think dearer mobile phones have this as an app. I know there are a couple of threads on here about it somewhere. Waltonbasonman is the one to ask if I remember.


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on October 10, 2009, 03:16:33 PM
I got mine in Maplins , its great . End of line now though they have the new line in for around 50


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: bymatt666 (byron) on October 10, 2009, 03:35:15 PM
i fancy having one of these.....maybe a "hint" in the right ear and father xmas will bring me one.... ;D...will it improve my finds rate??.. ;) ;D ;D ;D...byron


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on October 10, 2009, 03:38:18 PM
Only If I give you my Coordinates Kev  ;)


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: Salty (Karl) Cardiff Scan Club on October 10, 2009, 05:40:00 PM
Hi Rob, thats in the right sort of price range, what did you get mate?


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on October 10, 2009, 05:45:39 PM
Holux GPSport 245  Its cracking , got bike clips as well so it doubles up as a trip computer 50  in maplins.


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: Salty (Karl) Cardiff Scan Club on October 10, 2009, 06:06:28 PM
Sorted then, failing enyone else offering up something seconhand, i'm off to maplins on Monday, Cheers Rob.


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: rjm on October 10, 2009, 06:27:18 PM
A hand held GPS is the best if you can afford one.

However, you can use a car Sat Nav to get the co-ordinates as well. This is done by going into the settings.

The Sat nav can also then store in favourite locations and be re-called. On mine I can also give the location a name.

I know some Sat Navs are large but I have a Navman (as it's slim and will fit in a shirt pocket) and run a TomTom
program on it!

Actually it's a good idea to ask the wife to get you a GPS for Xmas !! ;D

I'd like a GPS (Countryside Sat Nav actually) that shows footpaths etc.as I do a lot of walking all over the place and it'd be better than having to get maps and carry them. Anyone know if there is such a device out there?

   


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on October 10, 2009, 06:29:10 PM
I've seen the one you're on about RJM , they're fantastic aint they!  300 though  >:(


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: rjm on October 10, 2009, 06:32:50 PM
Where did you see one?

My wife enquired last Christmas but they were somewhat limited in function and more or less just took readings
to get you back to start if you were lost. I don't know if there is one that actually shows footpaths like a Sat Nav
shows roads etc.

If you've seen a more comprehensive one please let me know! That'd be on my Christmas wish list!!!!  LOL



Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: Salty (Karl) Cardiff Scan Club on October 10, 2009, 06:34:19 PM
Hi Bob, You now how much i spent lately, i reckon you can ask my misses for me ;), she far less likely to clobber you one.
i was just going to sneak off and get one and hope she didn't notice it in my kit bag. I have go to maplins to get some bits for you Battery meter anyway.
I suppose with that new motor of your you can just drive to the spot and get your grid reference ;) ;D

What was it they said on Back to the future? " Roads...! Where we are going, we don't need Roads...!"  ;D ;D ;)


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on October 10, 2009, 06:34:47 PM
I have and they are bang on fella.


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: rjm on October 10, 2009, 06:38:44 PM
Salty

I definitely wouldn't tell your missus your gonna spend 50 on a GPS with what you've just spent in the past month on detecting. You gotta death wish ???

I won't tell her either..........at a price !!! mmmm,  a battery meter might do it   LOL !!


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: Malcolm.mtts on October 10, 2009, 07:29:37 PM
Look on ebay .. lots on offer there at varying prices


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: Salty (Karl) Cardiff Scan Club on October 13, 2009, 06:01:45 PM
Got one now thanks, I went to Maplin as you suggested Rob, they had the Garmin etrex 360, also end of line, down to 50, the only one they had was on display (locked in a cabinet so brand new ), they couldn't find the box, so i had it for 25 ;D, its W.A.A.S. enabled too, so its accurate to 15ft (allegedly), Downloaded the instructions off the net, all i missed out was a neck strap, I just need to work out what to do with it!!?
Cheers
Salty

Oh while i remember, i did summon the courage to tell the Mrs Bob, wasn't that bad, for 25  i got away with "The Look" :o ;)


Title: Re: Hand held GPS
Post by: rjm on October 13, 2009, 06:58:39 PM
 ;D   Karl, Either she loves you too much or she's hiding a guilty secret !!!!  ;D  LOL


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