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    Garmin Gpsmap 60

    Hello Guys!

    I have a question for you, I´ve been thinking about getting a gps device, and I was looking at the model mention in the message tittle, to be honest with you don´t know much of its aplications the thing is that it kinda caught my eye it looks cool,

    Now my question is Would I be able to use to mark trails on it and then be able to se´em in google and also be able to trace trails in google and pass´em on to this particular gps?

    I would really apreciate your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainking_71
    Hello Guys!

    I have a question for you, I´ve been thinking about getting a gps device, and I was looking at the model mention in the message tittle, to be honest with you don´t know much of its aplications the thing is that it kinda caught my eye it looks cool,

    Now my question is Would I be able to use to mark trails on it and then be able to se´em in google and also be able to trace trails in google and pass´em on to this particular gps?

    I would really apreciate your help.

    Yes, this GPS can do what you described and more. Make sure you get a RAM mount for it, and not the flimsy Garmin mount. Also look at the Etrex Legend hcx. That's a really good unit too. Almost the same functionality as the GPSMAP 60, but alot smaller and cheaper.

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    Cool I`ll take a look at that other one you mention.

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    Keep in mind, the 60/76 series of GPS is a general outdoor GPS. This would be ideal if you engage in multiple activities where a GPS would be beneficial. However, if you only plan to use it on the bike, it's going to be a bit big and clunky. Compare it to the Edge receivers, the 205/305, and the 605/705. The differences between the two were discussed on this site recently, so if you dig back a little, you'll find it. It's no farther back than the 2nd page, I'm sure. It wasn't that long ago.

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    yeah as a matter of fact I`m in the architecture bussines so it it would sure help me out with other situations like measuring pieces of land and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainking_71
    yeah as a matter of fact I`m in the architecture bussines so it it would sure help me out with other situations like measuring pieces of land and stuff.
    A consumer level GPS is not what you want for this unless you just want a basic idea. If you really want an accurate measurement, you want a survey grade receiver, preferably with a big external antenna (like a Trimble model). You'll want differential corrections (not available for consumer GPS receivers), and the ability to mount the antenna to a tripod for lengthy averaging sessions.

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    thanks a lot i´ll keep that in mind

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    It'll cost a lot. The least expensive would be a Trimble Juno, (basically a PDA with GPS) but they are NOT REMOTELY rugged, are not remotely waterproof, don't have a wrist strap (to prevent dropping), and their antenna compatibility is not the same as the very expensive ones. The Junos have their uses, but they fall somewhere between a survey receiver and a consumer receiver (for the record, my Garmin is more accurate, even without the differential corrections).

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    which garmin is the one you have and do you use it for something else besides bikin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainking_71
    which garmin is the one you have and do you use it for something else besides bikin?
    I have a 76 CSx and I currently use it hiking, paddling, and searching for the occasional geocache. It gets a workout. It's big, though, and I'm thinking of getting an Edge 705 for the bike because the 76 is just so huge even attached to my stem.

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    and i imagine that if you atach something big and heavy to the bike there´s a big chance that the mount might breaks and the gps could fall to the ground right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainking_71
    and i imagine that if you atach something big and heavy to the bike there´s a big chance that the mount might breaks and the gps could fall to the ground right?
    There's a chance. Look for all the posts of Edge mounts breaking. Hasn't happened to me yet. But, at least with my GPS, there's a lanyard I loop around the stem in case the mount fails, the GPS will still be attached to the bike.

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