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Post by BAHA » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:08 am

wana get me a GPS (since car mounted is useless ) and cant relay much on salesman advice :? so please advice/
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Post by desert_hawk » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:44 am

Garmin Montana 600 or 650, difference is camera only, choice according to preference.
This is from a guy who used the 276c, garmin nuvi, tomtom, and few iPhone offline and online navigation systems.
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Re: Need advice for offroad GPS!

Post by tillybean » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:49 am

Agree with DH - Garmin Montana 600 for me which is fab. Easy to use.

A lot of people in the club use Garmin 276C but there are a few more Montana users coming through.
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Re: Need advice for offroad GPS!

Post by Xof » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:38 am

if you want hand set: garmin 62sc.

if you want fancy with google earth view touch screen etc... Garmin Montana...

if you want old stuff that you cannot destroy but have prooven track: Garmin 276c.


perso: have the 276c, and will not change, cause it would cost me too much to change my car setting (nothing is compatible). So i woulf have to re install the direct power supply, the new mount and the external GPS receiver.
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Post by BAHA » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:23 am

great.. i think i ll go fancy with 600 :)
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Post by tillybean » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:26 am

Amit at the Mina in Abu Dhabi was selling them for around 1900 AED without maps but including case and mount. This was a month or so ago though.....
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Post by desert_hawk » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:21 am

Xof wrote:So i woulf have to re install the direct power supply, the new mount and the external GPS receiver.
The mount is the same, just change the top bit, and there is no need for external GPS receiver, the new one can pick the signal even if you are inside your house.

the only change is the cable, and the size, if you prefer smaller packages :mrgreen:
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Re: Need advice for offroad GPS!

Post by desert_hawk » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:22 am

BAHA wrote:great.. i think i ll go fancy with 600 :)
good choice
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Post by Xof » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:40 am

desert_hawk wrote:The mount is the same, just change the top bit, and there is no need for external GPS receiver, the new one can pick the signal even if you are inside your house.

the only change is the cable, and the size, if you prefer smaller packages :mrgreen:

half true:
- the part on the dash board is the same. Not the one on the GPS obviously. but not the expensive bit
- GPS cannot work indoor. and the 276c works very well without the external antenna. But it starts faster with the outside one, and i don't like the small antenna on my dashboard. :lol:
- cable: probably easier to change on a TJ than any other car. Took me half an hour the first time.

anyway, not on my bucket list right now. I'm very happy with my 276c. When it does not work in one or two centuries, then i'll go for the montana. :lol:
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Post by MalteJK » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:51 am

btw. anyone knows which GPS support the gps-tracking ( together with the marshal radio ? )
I know for the 276C but then ... ?
i.e. i've a 62st ... and would like to know ... anyone ?
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Post by Serge » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:04 pm

MalteJK wrote:btw. anyone knows which GPS support the gps-tracking ( together with the marshal radio ? )
I know for the 276C but then ... ?
i.e. i've a 62st ... and would like to know ... anyone ?

It all depends on interface. I think 62 has to work. If i dont mistake Jo has a similar handset GPS and works with Marshal radio.

Best is to talk to SEAMUT, he can atleast tell you more about connection, so you can check the details.


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Re: Need advice for offroad GPS!

Post by desert_hawk » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:32 pm

Xof wrote:
desert_hawk wrote:The mount is the same, just change the top bit, and there is no need for external GPS receiver, the new one can pick the signal even if you are inside your house.

the only change is the cable, and the size, if you prefer smaller packages :mrgreen:

half true:
- GPS cannot work indoor.
The Montana does work indoor, if you are near to a window :mrgreen: , joking aside, the reception on it is very strong that can pick weak signals with an oblique direction (if this is the right description)
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Re: Need advice for offroad GPS!

Post by alezz » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:32 pm

Somebody have experience of using Polestar navigator offroad? Does it suitable?
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Re: Need advice for offroad GPS!

Post by Tawalbeh » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:11 pm

Haven't use better than 276c.
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