In reply to G1INK:
Sorry to hear you’ve had Flu Steve
As I said in my post it will be my first dabble with GPS, & it will always be in addition to local knowledge or a paper map & compass. But at that price with the listed specification I am willing to risk a spur of the moment purchase.
I do like the look of the Topographic software & will let you know if that is included in the price, or not, when mine arrives. Even without, the receiver has had good reviews from various sources so it should still be money well spent.
I do like the Ordnance survey maps, & for areas I have not visited before I like to have both 1:50000 Landranger & 1:25000 Explorer maps available. Coupled with a reliable compass they work anywhere, without batteries.
I’m not sure what other map formats can be loaded on this particular Garmin model, if indeed any, but as it will be my first(off road)GPS device, & will only be used for secondary navigation, it is a very good price.
More details to follow when mine arrives.
I’m back at work on Tuesday so I may miss your next activation. In my opinion,weather-wise, I think we will have more of the current conditions until Thursday, when I think things will change.
Best 73 & Happy New Year Steve