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Old 12-26-2010, 08:40 AM
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looking at either a garmin rhino or etrex vista...any thoughts on these units?
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:08 PM
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I would like to know too.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:18 PM
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I can answer most ~ what would you like to know.

5 Watt walkie talkie that if someone has a Rino too you can see on the GPS map where he is and you are ~ Kinda like "Help I have fallen down and am outa beer!"
I have yet not to be in talking range.
Electric compass
2 day battery life and is rechargeable
Sun and Moon as well as Hunt and Sish peak solunar times by day or by month
Games if bored on stand
has track back
Rino 530 chx (reconmend) you can add a 4G micro~chip
with 4G - you can add all of the USA Topo from the 100 Garmin Topo map
Instant update from NOAA weather where ever you are!
Has GPS, Compass, Radio, several other program features you can add such as altimeter
Takes a beating and is waterproof
Technical Specs

~ I do own several Garmins that are in my car Nuvi 755 and a GPS378 (my boat) and a few old hand helds that still work very well Gramin E-map and now for a hand held I use a Garmin Astro as my dogs have a tracking collar. With the trackers I know where my truck is and all my dogs as well as my hunting partner! (I drop a old DC20 tracking unit in his bird vest! )

Etrex Vista Is just a very nice GPS
Technical specs,

I have used one they are nice but I don't own one.

My best bang for the buck is the Rino. But I need toi know what you want to use it for?
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:41 PM
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I have used the vista for 6 years. When i get a new one it will also be a vista.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:44 AM
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I would strongly suggest one of the DeLorme PN series. With the topo software your options of what you can do with your GPS are endless. They are a little intimidating when you first start out, but after you get the hang of how it operates you can do so much. I'm able to overlay any digital map onto my gps. I'm hunting a new lease this year and was able to overlay the propertie's boundry lines onto the map as well. These are awesome units at a decent price.
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