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Gast Wizician



heb heel veel intresse in dit spel maar ben een student...

dus... heb niet veel geld...

welke GPS kan ik het beste kopen...?

Ik zat te denken aan de E-trex Summit...

help mij...





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welke functie wil je hebben, wat is je budget, waar wil je hem voor gebruiken???


kijk ook eens op gps-koopgids.nl, daar kan je heel handig alle functies aanklikken die je wilt. Let wel even op dat de prijs die ze in eerste instantie achter de gps zetten, bij andere winkels lager kan liggen! De summit staat voor 320 euro, maar bij andere winkels issie te krijgen voor 270, scheelt toch weer 50 euro!


en natuurlijk kan je dan zoeken via ebay en marktplaats voor 2ehands toestelletjes.


Veel succes!



Pallas Athene

een medestudent met een eTrex Venture

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kijk om je heen, de opmerking van de prof is best een goede! die gps12-machientjes zijn lekker stevig en heel erg betaalbaar geworden als je ze vind...


maar beslis eerst vat je wil met je gps en daarna wat je wil uitgeven, dan vind je vast de oplossing!



zoals ook al eerder gezegd kun je op ebay ook goed gps-jes vinden! hier in het forum trouwens ook regelmatig. let wel op dat als je een gps koopt met kaartmogelijkheden de USA versie een andere kaart bevat dat de Europese!



Gimli :beerchug:

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Kijk eens op gpsinformation.net


(als je engels kunt lezen?



de nieuwste merken units staan niet bij dit artikel, maar verderop op de site.



Even een kritische opmerking; je kunt er plezier zelf bepalen als je je goed zelf in de materie verdiept,

zeg mij maar even wat de beste voor weinig geld is, staat gelijk aan een ander je tentamen laten doen.

Je moet zelf weten wat je wilt en dan heb je ook het gevoel de allerbeste te kopen---voor jou dan --.


Je kunt jezelf uit laten nodigen tot een oude fiets, maar als na een dag al je vriendjes je voorbij fietsen met 10 versnellingen heb je probleem in de meeste gevallen; dat wil ik ook, zit er dan niet op.



Important features for a hiking GPS:

revised 27 April 2004

What features are important for a particular use are a very personal thing. And.. The features needed for hiking are a bit more extensive (and a bit different) from those needed for automobile navigation use. Below are my "essential hiking feature list" of GPS receiver features.


(I omitted features that are present in ALL receivers.)


1) "Map" screen (as opposed to just a numerical lon/lat position fix): Makes it much easier to see where you are relative to reference waypoints.

2) WaterProofness: Unit should be rated submersible to protect it from getting wet.

3) Long battery life: Keeps you from having to carry so many batteries. Some units with 2 batteries have longer life than some with 4.

4) Built in Maps: Not absolutely essential, but big help in orientation and estimating distance to nearest roads.

5) Route capability: Twenty Route capability is pretty standard, some have 50. Make sure you get one with at least 20 routes.

6) Waypoints: 500+ user entered waypoints are pretty standard, some can store many more. Make sure you get one that can store at least 500..

7) Multiple Datum capability is pretty standard: Make sure all the datums you will want to use are included in the GPS you select.

8) Fit nicely in your pocket and lightweight: This is a very personal thing, but you should consider it when you are thinking about hauling a unit around in the wilderness.

9) Bearing to next waypoint: Almost universal, but essential to hiking use.

10) Screen Size and your ability to read it are important especially if you have problems with viewing fine detail. B&W screens are fine for hiking and many color screens are hard to read in direct sunlight. TransReflective Color screens are the exception.

11) 12 channel parallel receiver system: Needed for best reception in difficult terrain and tree cover.


Not ABSOLUTELY essential features, but nice to have.


1) We recommend map memory of at least 20 megs for a mapping GPS. A minimum of 8 megs of map memory is recommended though you can "get by" with 1.4 megs or so if local topo maps for hiking maps are your only need.

2) Transreflective Color screens such as in the Garmin G-60C are easy to read in bright sunlight and are also modestly easy on battery life when the screen backlight is turned on at night.

3) UTM readout may be a consideration for some. This feature is available on a limited selection of consumer GPS receivers.

4) Topo Maps uploaded into your GPS: The Garmin USA Topo CD maps contain contour lines and small stream data very helpful in navigating in off-road territory. Magellan has a new TOPO map offering which is not quite as detailed as the Garmin offering..

5) For use under heavy tree cover or difficult (multipath) terrain conditions, an external amplified antenna will generally be helpful.


In no particular order, SOME of the current 12 channel parallel GPS receivers WE consider suitable for hiking use include:

A) GPS receivers WITH the ability to upload maps into the GPS from optional proprietary maps:

Magellan 330(%#), Magellan Meridian (basic/gold/platinum)(!), Magellan Sportrak Pro(!), Garmin GPS-V(#&!), GPS-60C(&!), GPS76CS(&!), G76Map/76 (&%), GPSmap 76S (&!), Rino 120 (@%) G-12Map (), G-III PLUS(#&), Vista (@!), Legend(@%), Lowrance GM100#, Magellan 410# (no street level maps), and eMap(*&!), and Lowrance iFinder(!) (all models).



PRODUCT REVIEWS of all above models can be found in our FEATURES or GPS PRODUCT REVIEWS sections of our website HERE.



:beerchug: GPS receivers WITHOUT the ability to upload maps into the GPS:

Garmin G-76(&), G-12xl(@), G-12CX(), G-II+(), G-48(@), Venture(@), Rino 110(@), Magellan 315, 320


(*) eMap has a reduced feature set as compared with the other listed units. However, with the extensive upgrade provided by version 2.50 firmware, we now rate eMap as an acceptable GPS for hiking use PROVIDED it is protected from moisture, rain and water penetration. Unlike other units, eMap's case is NOT waterproof or even water resistant and the case is not as robust as other models.

(**) The eTrex and eTrex Summit have a substantially reduced GPS feature set as compared with competitive models and while we think eTrex and Summit are "cute" and accurate enough in position measurment, Our opinion is that other models just slightly more expensive provide the needed feature mix for serious hiking activities. This comment does NOT apply to Venture, Legend, Vista and Rino models.

(#) While these units are not "obselete" from the standpoint of technology, newer units with more "features for the money" are recommended.

(&) Units which have a "standard" external amplified antenna port. (may be 2.5v or 5.0v power, check before buying antenna)

(@) Units which have the ability to calculate area (acreage) after you walk a closed loop.

(%) Units which have (only) our recommended 8megs of user loadable map memory.

(!) Units with 19megs or more map memory or with optional plug in memory modules.


Units NOT suited to serious HIKING use due to being designed for other applications:

Garmin StreetPilot, ColorMap, StreetPilot III, StreetPilot 26XX(all models), iQue 3600, Magellan RoadMate(all models)

Delorme EarthMate/SA9 system

Etak Skymap systems

Rand McNally Systems

(Any system requiring a laptop, palmtop, or ancillary computer device other than for data and map loading. A GPS receiver for hiking should stand alone in the field.)


Notes about GPS receivers for use in the woods:

1) eTrex models (due to their small size patch type antenna) have slightly less antenna gain and sensitivity and may not perform quite as well as others in difficult receiving conditions. They work just fine "out in the clear".

2) Helix type antennas tend to get "detuned" and have lower sensitivity if the antenna is placed close to a metal surface. Some detuning can result if the antenna is placed in a pocket or in a knapsack with metallic items or your body in close proximity. Patch type antennas suffer less and work better if you want your GPS to receive with the unit close to your body or in your pocket. NO GPS will perform properly in these conditions unless it has an external <maybe amplified> antenna out in the clear. GPS receivers are DESIGNED to operate properly WITH A CLEAR SKY VIEW. Any time you compromise with less than a full sky view, you are compromising the operation of the GPS and the accuracy of your position fix.

3) There is NO GPS which can be trusted to perform at all times in heavy tree cover or in steep and narrow valleys where GPS satellite signal masking can be present. If one GPS performs today and another does not perform tomorrow in "identical" circumstances, it proves nothing without further testing. The GPS satellites MOVE continuously and today they may be in an excellent position and tomorrow when you test they may be in a quite poor visibility situation. Except for the eTrex models noted above, there is little difference in "in the woods" performance between the various models recommended. We did find that the Sportrak Pro models gave slightly better performance under tree cover than most models.


Discount Internet GPS Vendors> HERE

(Note: Joe and Jack do not permit vendors with unresolved customer complaints that we are aware of to advertise on our website.)



Note: If you have a suggested units that you think should be added to my list, please let me know.


Email to: Joe Mehaffey


Dale Depriest has more suggestions for picking out your first GPS receiver, CLICK HERE


RETURN to Joe and Jack's GPS Information Website, CLICK HERE

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