GPS Info Requested

On my long drive on the weekend I was thinking it’d be nifty to get a GPS to do route mapping, geocaching in my area, etc. However, I don’t know anything about this, so I was hoping that someone out there could educate me, or at least, answer some questions.


I’d like a unit that can be used both as a handheld (to go geocaching, a form of scavenger hunt where you use the pretense of searching for a hidden item (cache) at a particular set of coordinates to go for a hike), as well as connect to the computer. I’d like to be able to hook it up to my laptop and take it in the car and have it direct me as to where to go when I’m looking for a particular address/place/etc (assuming it can’t do this on it’s own).


A reasonable price would be nice as well.


I know that this is pretty much impossible, but I still like to talk to people that actually have experience with this (though gpsinformation.net has some good stuff).


Any information on features, good or bad brands, or the best places to look (locally or on the net) , or if anyone wants to sell a unit, or knows someone who has one they want to get rid of, would be muchly appreciated. Epinions has some info, which I plan to go through, and there are sites about this as well, but I don’t see an “unbiased gps for dummies” site anywhere.


Thanks, as you can see I know nothing 🙂


Anyone who wants to just send me a GPS of any kind, please email me and I’ll let you know where to send it <g>

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