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Old 10-24-2016, 05:57 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by adkmoose View Post
I am looking at purchasing a GPS , have always been a map and compass guy.
I would appreciate any help I can get picking out the best one for my needs.

I don't need all the bells and whistles, just want a basic point to point model.
The most important qualities that I am looking for are:

1 - quick and reliable reception of satellites under a canopy or on a cloudy day.

2 - accuracy

3 - Ease of use

I would like to spend $300 or less if possible.

Thanks for any help you may offer.
Do you have a "smart phone"? If so, try the free memory-map App and try the maps for free for 10 days. This is all that I use and I use it all the time (yes I have a back up map and compass). I've never not had reception either in the Adirondacks or Algonquin Park. I have all the NYS USGS maps downloaded onto my phone and no you don't need cell phone reception to use GPS on your smart phone. And if I put my phone into airplane mode my battery will last 4 days.
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