What do I need to know when purchasing a GPS?

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by Tim.M, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Tim.M
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    Tim.M Junior Member

    My current garmin gps is now ancient (monochrome small screen, takes forever to acquire a lock, etc.)

    What do I need to know when starting to look for a new GPS?

    Any good recent GPS reviews or comparisons you can recommend?

    I'm not sure yet whether I'll go for a standalone gps linked with a notebook as a chartplotter via serial or usb or whether I'll go for a full integrated chartplotter gps unit. In either case I need to know what I should look for in terms of the gps itself - can anyone bring me up to speed on selling points of a new gps in terms of accuracy, speed to acquire a lock, ability to hold a consistent lock, power consumption, other plus features I should look for in a GPS?
     
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