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rd400f

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#237645 11-Jun-2018 14:30
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Hi

 

I am looking at getting a GPSMAP 64st off Amazon rather than purchasing of a NZ supplier.

 

Is there any pitfall in doing this?

 

Thanks

 

Richard


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Beddhist
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  #2033709 11-Jun-2018 14:50
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Will you get NZ maps preloaded? From Amazon it will have US topo maps, here you get NZ maps.

 

Free NZ topo maps are available from NZOpenGPS, so it may be worthwhile importing. I think you can still import stuff under NZ$400 without paying tax.


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  #2033723 11-Jun-2018 15:18
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Hi

 

I looked around a bit more and I can get one here in NZ for slightly better price.

 

So I will "Buy NZ" as they say.

 

Thanks

 

Richard


 
 
 
 


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  #2033725 11-Jun-2018 15:40
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Hi

 

Actually it is only the GPSMAP 64 not the 64st but all I can

 

see is that is doesn't have the barometer.

 

I can live with that.

 

Thanks

 

Richard


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  #2033726 11-Jun-2018 15:48
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the suffixes for NZ models denote lifetime maps and traffic

 

In that case it may be Satellite Traffic updates is the difference.

 

LMxx in garmins = lifetime maps

 

-S = 'live traffic'

 

 

 

And in the handhelds, it appears to be the difference is your years sub for sat imagery is paid for. But not in the basic one. And the altimeter and compass

 

https://www.gpscompared.net/garmin-gpsmap-64-vs-64s-vs-64st/ 


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  #2033772 11-Jun-2018 18:04
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Consider these topo maps http://www.freshmap.co.nz/products/garmingps.htm

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  #2033913 11-Jun-2018 20:37
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Curious why you would bother with this device? Surely a suitable app on your phone will give you the same thing (or better) for a fraction of the price?

 

 


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  #2034060 12-Jun-2018 06:38
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Hi

 

Probably more money than sense.:)

 

But I intend to retire to a block of land down south near Arthur's Pass.

 

Want to get in to some serious tramping and I doubt that the cell phone

 

coverage would be good enough.

 

But I might be wrong...don't know yet.

 

Thanks

 

Richard


 
 
 
 


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  #2034061 12-Jun-2018 06:48
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You don't need cellphone coverage to use a phone as a GPS. There are apps which download maps onto the phone, which not only makes them usable outside coverage, but also saves on data usage (assuming you download the maps via WiFi).

 

OTOH, the only ones I've seen are good for driving or flying, not tramping. OTOOH, I haven't looked.

 

 


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  #2034605 12-Jun-2018 20:34
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I think your Garmin will last for tramping. Phone won't cut it.

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  #2034664 12-Jun-2018 21:51
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You still need a paper map. The Garmin 62s runs for ever on a set of AAs, which can be swapped out when they go flat.

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  #2034665 12-Jun-2018 21:52
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wooda2: I think your Garmin will last for tramping. Phone won't cut it.

 

 

 

Garmin GPS will run all day easily on a charge, try running your phone all day with the screen and GPS active, you will get a couple of hours tops and there arn't any USB outlets in the bush to charge it from, your GPS simply change out the batteries.


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