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    Hello all of you techno-treasure hunters:

    I'm thinking of purchasing a GPS handheld (if not for treasure hunts, just to try a little geocaching fun)

    Any of you out there have experience with a brand/model? Garmin? Magellan? software add-ons? bugs?

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    A good place to start your research is the official geocaching site.

    There is also this guide about the steps one should consider before buying a gps device.

    Mine is this one. And I am very happy with it. A simpler model would be enough for geocaching but I would recommend you to get one with a compass as one of the features.

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    I'd like to hear the details too. I'm considering some geocaching too.

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    thanks, gabi...
    (with all of your twollars, perhaps it's time to upgrade...does tweleve twollar store carry gps units?
    I was thinking of the magellan explorist 600 (with compass/barometer/altimeter/thermometer)

    However, the 3.5 inch magellan xl might be my ticket because my eyes ain't what they used to be...

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    I am pretty sure that my gps has the option to choose the size of the font displayed, but you have a point there, the size of the screen is important , especially if you are going to use your gps device when travelling and not only geocaching.

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    I received a Magellan Topo as a going away gift a couple of years ago, so I never had to do the research. If I had to buy my own, some important (to me) features are (a) USB capability for uploading, downloading and even recharge (b) ability to download detail maps to supplement the standard mapping, and (c) expandable memory.

    I use mine for hiking & geocaching so use different features than those who need it for driving & geocaching.

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