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I have a Garnmin GPS60cs, which Briar bought for me after reading this...

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/gpsmap60c.htm

Now, to find the time to figure out how to work the thing...

The other neat thing is that it reads and downloads the excellent National 
Gepgraphic topo maps.  I have some wicked Northeast USA maps that I can 
download into the Garmin from the NG CDs I bought.

http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/topo/gps.cfm



Leigh
aka Mr. Zero Patience Learning How To Operate Techno-Toys for the first two 
years he owns them, but who suddenly and magically transforms into a 
[xxx]-geek when he osmotically figures out how to operate the nmad thing
(see: currently digicams/DSLRs)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marc Chrusch" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] GPS


> Tom Moore wrote:
>>Bottom Line:
>>After the raster scans and unfriendly user-interface, nmad glad I have the
>>Magellan over the Garmin.
>
> One of Garmin's huge efforts in the GPS-60 series was a redesign and 
> simplification of the entire user interface - they were resoundingly 
> successful at that effort, imho.
>
> [Disclaimers:
> I happen to own a GPS60c 'cause it was a great deal at Costco last year - 
> $300 after rebate.
> My job(s) for over the last decade have been usability evaluation & 
> improvement / UI design.]
>
> -marc
> This is my last entry. Cannibals approaching. All hope is lost.
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