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post #40 of Old 02-12-2020
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Re: What kinda mounted GPS unit should I buy?

Just know that if you are going the iPad route that the wifi only iPad doesn't have GPS... you need the cellular version (although activated cell plan is not needed) to get GPS.

Alternately, you can buy a bluetooth GPS puck... but it is just one more thing to lose or have the batteries die at the wrong time.

Personally a fan of chartplotters. Their integration with other electronics you have makes a lot of information available at the helm in a very easily readable format, they don't go flying during a surprise gybe, and the touchscreens will work while it is raining (at least on the Raymarine). Raymarine Axiom gets my vote; Raymarine added in the advanced sailing features back a few software versions again.
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