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post #2 of Old 01-08-2012
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Arrow GPS vs. GPSMAP or Chartplotter

I'm not sure what you expected that is not there. This is a basic navigation aid. This type GPS will assist you when travelling from point A to point B. It assumes you create "waypoints" (destinations) from map coordinates that you have. String together a couple of waypoints and you have a route.

The typical automotive GPS units have map sets loaded in the unit and display route (navigation) data in map format.

If you want an on-water navigation unit that displays route information in a map format, then you want a unit that is part of the Garmin GPSMAP product line. An example would be the Garmin GPSMAP 76 Waterproof Handheld GPS.

A Chartplotter is a "big brother" to the handheld GPSMAP units. Additional functions at an additional price.

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