In reply to G3CWI:
Apologies Richard - you are right about the touch screen thing - it was 6 months or so back that I had my turn with it and forgot - plus just been using the touch screen things recently.
Like you I can navigate. I have only once used a GPS in anger and that was on the Cuillin Ridge to settle an argument with a climbing partner on one of those bits with the geomagnetic anomalies. That was a Garmin Vista - not IMO a particularly user friendly m/c.
One problem I have is that as a) I can navigate & b) I spend a lot of time instructing navigation to other people, my GPS tends to stay in the sac and certainly with the older ones you had to really go out and play to get fluent at using them. The newer ones with much better onscreen mapping certainly do tempt you to play with them a bit more.
Incidentally, one unforseen use of GPS devices is as a referee on assessments when the odd stroppy candidate doesn’t want to be convinced that they were in error.
Peter - G0FIM / AA3JN