Offroad gps navigation device – What is available without bells and whistles?

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  • drummer
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    Iphone and Strava works well

    Premier Icon dmorts
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    Following a route using a phone and app is a PITA unless the phone is mounted on your bars

    kudos100
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    Following a route using a phone and app is a PITA unless the phone is mounted on your bars

    Not interested in having a a phone (unless it is dirt cheap) on the bars. Sooner or later it would get smashed to bits.

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    Not interested in having a a phone (unless it is dirt cheap) on the bars. Sooner or later it would get smashed to bits.

    Which is why I don’t mount mine on the bars. It goes in a top-tube bag a bit like this:


    Cost me £5 off ebay.

    Phone itself cost me £50. I have another phone I use for phoning, and that is secure in my rucsac.

    What’s to stop your £300 garmin getting smashed to bits?

    Premier Icon captain_bastard
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    i’m seriously considering the Garmin eTrex 30, word is the non-touch screen is better for viewing maps and the battery life is good (plus it’s AA’s so better for multi day trips)

    I have access to the Garmin uk 1:50,000 OS maps, does anyone know if these work if i use a copy?

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    captain_bastard wrote:

    i’m seriously considering the Garmin eTrex 30, word is the non-touch screen is better for viewing maps and the battery life is good (plus it’s AA’s so better for multi day trips)
    I have access to the Garmin uk 1:50,000 OS maps, does anyone know if these work if i use a copy?

    FWIW the touch screen on the Dakota is perfect for viewing maps and it also takes AA batteries.

    CaptainSlow
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    Interesting thread.

    I’ve just ordered an Edge 500 based on the thinking that if I need maps to navigate I’ve got view ranger 1:25 maps on my phone.
    I couldn’t justify the extra £80 for the edge 800 as I wouldn’t be riding along referencing a map very regularly (even if lost) as I’d be looking for features and then heading toward that feature (like in the old days with a map n compass).

    I’m using it more for the data it records than navigating as 99.9% of the time I’m riding a familiar area.

    Premier Icon captain_bastard
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    Thanks scotroutes, i’ll also check out the Dakota

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