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Newbie question :)

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:28 pm
by omar
Hello seniors!

Pardon me as I am a noob in this.

I need to purchase a GPS unit to mount in vehicle which I am going to use driving around Sabah, Malaysia.

I believe that Eastgear has wide choices but definitely won't know what to choose.

Can anyone of you recommend me a unit which I can use for driving around Sabah and at the same time I can also use it in Singapore?

Thanks for any help coming through :)

/omar

Re: Newbie question :)

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:46 am
by Redstorm
omar wrote:Hello seniors!

Pardon me as I am a noob in this.

I need to purchase a GPS unit to mount in vehicle which I am going to use driving around Sabah, Malaysia.

I believe that Eastgear has wide choices but definitely won't know what to choose.

Can anyone of you recommend me a unit which I can use for driving around Sabah and at the same time I can also use it in Singapore?

Thanks for any help coming through :)

/omar
Go get the Garmin Nuvi 1xxx series or 2xxx series. I would recommend the Nuvi 2465. Very fast satellite log-on - almost instantaneous. As long as it is a Garmin, u can use it in any country as long as you have the map of the particular country installed in it.

Re: Newbie question :)

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:40 am
by omar
Redstorm wrote:
Go get the Garmin Nuvi 1xxx series or 2xxx series. I would recommend the Nuvi 2465. Very fast satellite log-on - almost instantaneous. As long as it is a Garmin, u can use it in any country as long as you have the map of the particular country installed in it.
Thanks Redstorm...

Does the price comes with East Malaysia map or it will be a separate purchase? :)

Re: Newbie question :)

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:54 am
by Redstorm
omar wrote:
Redstorm wrote:
Go get the Garmin Nuvi 1xxx series or 2xxx series. I would recommend the Nuvi 2465. Very fast satellite log-on - almost instantaneous. As long as it is a Garmin, u can use it in any country as long as you have the map of the particular country installed in it.
Thanks Redstorm...

Does the price comes with East Malaysia map or it will be a separate purchase? :)
Localised Nuvi sets come preloaded with both Garmin CN Sg/My and MSM NT My/Sg/Bru maps. You can also download the MSM v5.18 map from here: http://www.malsingmaps.com/forums/viewt ... 03#p190103

Re: Newbie question :)

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:58 am
by omar
Redstorm wrote:
Localised Nuvi sets come preloaded with both Garmin CN Sg/My and MSM NT My/Sg/Bru maps. You can also download the MSM v5.18 map from here: http://www.malsingmaps.com/forums/viewt ... 03#p190103
Sweet! Thank you very much Redstorm...

Need advice on garmin etrex vista Hcx or Garmin 76cs or

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:19 pm
by blackhawk441
Can someone advice me which of the following model above would be good as backup navigation at altitude of about 1500ft-3000ft. Speed of about 85knts.

Re: Need advice on garmin etrex vista Hcx or Garmin 76cs or

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:32 pm
by SilverBeauty
blackhawk441 wrote:Can someone advice me which of the following model above would be good as backup navigation at altitude of about 1500ft-3000ft. Speed of about 85knts.

Depending on your budget, you will not go wrong with a HcX

Re: Need advice on garmin etrex vista Hcx or Garmin 76cs or

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:48 pm
by blackhawk441
Sorry the model is the 76CSX and Rtrex Vista Hcx. I need it for aviation back up usage.

Re: Need advice on garmin etrex vista Hcx or Garmin 76cs or

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:53 am
by SilverBeauty
blackhawk441 wrote:Sorry the model is the 76CSX and Rtrex Vista Hcx. I need it for aviation back up usage.

I've used my HcX in my many travels overseas in a commercial airplane. No problems tracking flight path and speed. Take note that for altitude readings, the HcX needs to be calibrated to a reference altitude source ( HcX co-relates pressure to altitude ) So unless you are in an non pressurized cabin of a small plane, it will not show the correct altitude.

For aviation use, suggest you invest in a correct aviation GPS, starting with a basic 96C https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=152

Re: Newbie Guide to Choosing Which GPS to Buy

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:09 am
by kingoflimbs
Hello, I'm from the United States and there is a Garmin 1450 on sale for a good price. What are your thoughts on this model? I have an outdated model and it took forever to find the satellite in Singapore when I loaded msm. Will the 14xx series be an improvement in finding satellites quicker?
Final question, is the latest msm map release or the NT 2010 map better for this unit? Is there a difference?

Thanks!

ETA: I notice the mods are recommending 2465, but it's more expensive than the 1450 that I'm considering. I don't see the 2465 listed in the U.S. Is the equivalent model 2460?