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Re: Handheld GPS differences

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Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
For me a big difference is the resolution.
The Oregon is 240 x 400
The GPS Map 78SC is 160 x240
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When I bought my Oregon 4 years ago the resolution was a big concern for me. The difference between Oregon and the 76/78 handhelds is huge, and to this day I don't know why so many people select 76/78 over it.

Whichever you buy, the most economical way to mount it (if you have a pedestal guard) is this:

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-010-11023-00-Colorado-Oregon-Series/dp/B0012MI7QE/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1384061587&sr=8-5&keywords=garmin+bicycle+mount
In addition to the one I have on my pedestal guard, I have an extra one that I take on charters with me. At the end of the week, I just cut the straps and bring it home.

Since the Garmin handhelds do not float, it's important to mount them, especially if you have an open transom.

In dry weather, I use OpenCPN in the cockpit. I run two instances of the program on my Netbook. One window is zoomed in for detail, the other one is zoomed out for big picture and AIS targets.





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