Do you even need a GPS? Maybe.
If you do, the Magellan Meridian could be what you need.
I am not sure why I thought I needed a GPS Now that I have one I might
be able to do without it but I know I would be reaching for the empty
spot where it was. A few of the uses for me are: navigating TO the launch
site, obviously marking productive spots for the future, retracing a
drift where I had a good bite among others.
When I decided I needed a GPS I started where I typically do and began
to do some research. Being a 'computer guy' I started on the Internet.
There are some great sites providing reviews and technical information
on GPS I will list those for your use as well. The first thing I found
was not surprising. It is the same qualification for anything anyone
will acquire. There is no solution that does everything for everybody.
I am not sure why we ever look for anything that is 'perfect' in every
way. The problem is that one or another attribute excludes or shapes
For instance, smaller equipment is easier to carry, store, use. Many
items have been miniaturized so I am not saying it can not be done.
But there may be a tradeoff. With a GPS you give up a better antenna
and screen size. If you are rarely in cover then the antenna limitations
may not be an issue. Size may also determine how easy the controls are
to access. I mention this as my first inclination was for the Garmin
eTrex. There is quite a bit of technology and function in this unit.
Ultimately though I new that I would want the better antenna of the
full size handheld. Garmin has a long time offering in this niche -