I am in the market for a new GPS (early adopter - GPS38 single channel used for verification of locator square, very heavy and long in the tooth now hence the change) and fancy a colour mapping unit. I don’t usually buy the latest electronic gizmo’s due to price, preferring a recommendation of older (= less expensive) kit.
There are good deals around on Garmin 60CSx and Vista HSx units at present, can anybody recommend either, or an alternative? The idea is to use it for verification of position on the ground to back up a paper map and traditional navigation. It needs to be weatherproof, easy to use with gloves on and give good battery life.
I like the idea of memory map on the PC, and a base map on the GPS unit with the route uploaded, rather than dedicated and fragile pre-loaded “factory” cards with maps on them.
I had a look in George Fishers yesterday at the Oregon range, they look quite good, but had a price tag to match the looks, and didn’t appear to do anything that the older 60CSx could do unless I missed something?
Any ideas/advice etc as always gratefully received.
BTW the cloud inversion viewed from Helvellyn yesterday morning was spectacular (pictures on the ytd web site later)!