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    Default Garmin GPSMAP 64s or Teasi oneČ

    Hey all,

    not sure if i'm in the right forum but i'll just try. I plan to make a long tour in norway and in amazon i found those 2 models. The garmin 64s has a good rating in reception, robustness and it seems to be a real energy saver. The teasy is much cheaper, has a bigger display and has great ratings in amazon.
    The garmin has a smaller display and seems much more complicated, i mean the most important for me is reliable navigation and a good range of maps, much more i don't need.
    What i also like at the garmin is, that it can use both satellite-nets, GPS and GLONASS.

    I'm absolutely unexperienced with such devices, i even don't have a smartphone( a small cardhandy i have ), just mentioning. Happy for any good advice here, if you have other GPS Devices you can advice, let me hear.

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    G'day Reskal, welcome to GPS Power. This section is fine for your thread, np.

    Maybe you've pretty-much sorted it already with this alone:
    i mean the most important for me is reliable navigation and a good range of maps, much more i don't need.
    What i also like at the garmin is, that it can use both satellite-nets, GPS and GLONASS.
    Add to that, water rating and battery life/versatility:
    • GPSMAP64s has IPX7 against Teasi's IPX5. Splashproof [IPX5] is ok in the rain or dealing with road splash but maybe it'll drown if you drop it in a creek, or end up in in there yourself bike 'n' all [Heaven forbid!]. The Garmin will survive a long dip - IPX7 will protect the 64s for up to 30 mins in 1 metre, so even for a short time at deeper depth it'll survive.
    • Teasi has built in battery and 10 -12 hr life, only rechargable via usb connection. Garmin has user replaceable 2 x AA and up to 16 hrs, in a pinch it can use even crap torch batteries to limp along.


    To me it's comparing apples and oranges. The price isn't a consideration imo, safety and reliability rule especially if you're heading off the bitumen. If you're only road touring in populated areas and staying in hotels/motels overnight buy the cheaper Teasi. If you're off-road with a mountain bike, camping out in the bush and can't risk any dodgy satellite fixes then it's a no-brainer, buy the 64. [just sayin' ].
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reskal View Post
    1. The teasy is much cheaper, has a bigger display and has great ratings in amazon.
    2. I'm absolutely unexperienced with such devices, i even don't have a smartphone( a small cardhandy i have)
    To reduce the rate:
    1. The teasy is very popular as very basic level decision and so it is popular for this reason. Garmin is more complicated device for real usage to enthusiast and professionals (it have the powerful techsupport and warranty obligations what is not so bad if user use device severely). Especially you choosed the top model as garmin 64s for compare. I recommend to see a basic level of Garmin model with touch screen like eTrex Touch 25 or 35. This models are more convenient due to touch screen for beginner and people who use device not so often. Devices with buttons requires the some degree of muscle memory for quick and easy manipulation which comes with experience or these are suitable in very hard weather condition.
    2. Garmin have got and use a quite wide range of maps. This is not so simple. Be ready to spend a lot time on forums like this. But my friend is saying: Maps in navi are the powerful reason for driving further than planned!
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    Many thanks for your answers, i'm glad i asked here, so the Teasi is out of the Race.
    But the Garmin eTrex Touch 35 is looking really great to me and it seems to have the same good receiver-skills, supporting GPS and GLONASS and has a long battery life also, and such a big and clear display, i love that. But is it robust also ? Cause i will not use it all the time 24/7 i guess but reliable it should be.

    I don't care for some bucks more or less, cause its a important buy. Is the model: 35t the best of those and whats the difference to the 35 and 25 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reskal View Post
    I don't care for some bucks more or less, cause its a important buy. Is the model: 35t the best of those and whats the difference to the 35 and 25 ?
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    Thanks for the link, very cool devices ! I saw in another link on this side that the Oregon600 has a pretty big display also, and costs nearly the same then the eTrex 35t..are they comparable at all ?

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    Oregon600 is not the newest model and it have a little more bigger screen with a little more resolution only. But it is more expensive (you need to compare Oregon600t and eTrex 35t for seeing real difference). If you seek for really very big screen you can look at side of gigant like Montana 600. But Montana is really big and you must visit dealer of Garmin to estimate of this model before you will buy it in Internet!

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    Also, what kind of activity you are planning to do?
    i.e. for hiking I use an Etrex (30x) but on the dirt-bike I use an GPSMap (62s). Has to do with size, weight, screensize and operating with gloves.
    What I suggest:
    - hiking - Etrex
    - bicycle - Etrex, Oregon, GPSMap 64s
    - motor-bike - GPSMap 64s, Montana

    Just visit a good gps-shop where they can advise you, have a look in real life rather than pictures on the web, hold the different models in your hand and try to have a look at the screens in sunny daylight. You might pay 10 euros more in a shop like this compared to an online discounter, but you know for sure you will make the right choice.
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    When i go into a shop the sellers are talking that fast and that much, when i realize that this guy has really strange shoes, he is 5 sentences further and i leave the shop with a remote controlled alarm clock, so its much better for me to get advice here.
    The Montana is unfortunately much to expensive for me, i saw the picture comparison between the 35t, the oregon and the montana.
    When i want to compare sizes or help my imagination, i take a double meter stick and look at the size there, helps also. When the oregon and the 35t are the same inside and just the screen of the oregon is bigger i would take the oregon.

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    I do not know if I read your posts good enough but in your first post you said "a long tour". Walking, biking motorcycle, car or?
    This is important because if you have access to power and do not have to carry it in your hand you can go for a heavier, larger unit with limited battery time. Otherwise it should be lightweight and with standard AA batteries with long battery time.
    Typical first category is Montana and second category etrex or gpsmap64. Or if you can get your hands on a gpsmap60Csx you have the overall best of the second category.
    As long as you are out in the free the reception of all units are good enough so that is not a problem, I ave an old 276C on my motorcycle and I never experienced any problem with reception (except for tunnels but no gps works there ;-)

 

 
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