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28179Re: [BackpackGearTest] GPS UNIT

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  • Andrew Priest
    Apr 1, 2003
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      At 11:10 AM 01/04/2003, you wrote:
      >--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, Andrew Priest
      ><apriest@b...> wrote:
      > >
      >
      >I just got my Geko 201 (from Amazon.com) and will be using it on a 5
      >day hike through the NJ Pine Barrens as a shakedown. Out of the box
      >it acquired faster than the GPS in my car or the Lowrance I have for
      >the plane (it also weighs *so* much less than the Lowrance!).
      >
      >But the manual says it's only waterproof for 30 minutes at 1 m. Once
      >I've decided I'm not going to break it I'll pop it into a ziploc and
      >see how well it floats. After that I'll give it a dunking and see
      >what happens.

      We look forward to your Owner Review ... before July would be nice :-)

      >The 101 was only $100 but it can't store any routes. That makes it a
      >non-starter for me. The 201 also has some goofy games that I just
      >can't see myself playing -- after all I hike to get away from the e-
      >world.

      I have seen the 101 downunder for AUD249 (about US$149), but not a price on
      the 201 yet. The 201 is the one that interests me.

      Andrew

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