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    i'm thinkin bout gettin a gps and would like a handheld. what are some good ones on the market right now that show speeds and mark points and stuff? just getting started trollin and longlining, so i'm exploring lots of new areas and lakes.

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    I just got a Garmin GPSMAP 76 off of EBay for $110. Factory reconditioned unit. My fishing buddy has one like it and he loves his. He told me this is the one I needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben B View Post
    i'm thinkin bout gettin a gps and would like a handheld. what are some good ones on the market right now that show speeds and mark points and stuff? just getting started trollin and longlining, so i'm exploring lots of new areas and lakes.

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    Got one never used hardley and they are the most user friendly,from the research ive done and all friends. I will shoot yha a PM.
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    Maybe this will help ya, has some really cool training videos as well
    Garmin | Learning Center | Training Videos


    biggest thing I am looking for is how are maps installed, sd cards or download?


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    the gpsmap76 garmin is a good unit

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    I've got a Garmin 76csx and I love it. It's much better than the gps software in my HB 998. You can even make your own custom maps with free terrain data off government servers, a feature much lacking in my $1720 sonar unit. I've made maps of my farm with 3ft contour intervals. Not that I need it since I've been stomping this ground for 40+ years, but it's still way cool. When I'm navigating to some structure I've marked on the lake I always refer to my Garmin and just leave the HB screen on si.

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    Stay away from the Lowrance H2Oc (color). It's totally useless unless you're going at least 4-5mph.
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    Delorme pn40 you can overlay jags, sat, and aerial images on the map. Very handy to aid navigation and with the right map you can follow canals

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    Hard to beat a plain 'ole Garmin Etrex for the money. An electronic compass is a nice feature to have if you can spend the extra money.
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    thanks for the info guys.. how accurate is the speed on those Garmins?

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