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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Waterproof GPS Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend a (very) affordable waterproof GPS? The only feature I really want is a speed recorder, and a very small size. I cant seem to find anything in the normal places, but ive seen them.
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Garmin-Edge-205-GPS-Bike-Cycling-Computer-/251149831474?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a79b24d32

this is what I use, in a waterproof pouch

or you could spend a zillion $$ for the actual WATERPROOF model




https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=419&pID=90671

PM me if you want a new Garmin

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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a waterproof one that was about the size of a large car alarm remote and that the owner said didnt cost him more than $50, but I cant find anything like that.
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't wish to sound like a A/H

but for 50 do you think you can purchase a GPS , let alone waterproof NEW ?

The wrist models from Garmin 205/305 work ok
but are NOT waterproof for extended periods, also salt water in particular will corrode the re charging points, if using this model or similar I recommend in a waterproof pouch.


https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=348

the 205/305 arediscontinued but available as new or rebuilt, even on ebay



https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=30026

is the newest FORETREX, which will do what you want, but I would enclose in a waterproof pouch anyway.

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KevinDo



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the 305 in a pelican case from rei attached to my harness. Works Great
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NickB



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

been using the 205 directly on my wrist for the 3rd season now, never had a problem. I use it in saltwater and seldom even rinse it, but just wipe the connectors dry with my teeshirt after a session, no trace of corrosion.

the integration with their GarminConnect online service is pretty user friendly too: plug into USB, go to GarminConnect, Upload New Sessions and voila.

I just free-ride on a choppy bay, nothing fancy. If I were to use it in the waves or got catapulted a lot, I'd likely put it in a waterproof bag as U2 suggested
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Forerunner 205 & 305 are the same unit, except the 305 has a heart rate monitor ( a band that secures around your chest) and color of the unit itself, these are WRIST models, like a large watch.

I'm an authorized Garmin dealer for North America sales , and can quote $$ to you deliverd.

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manuel



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe use an aquapac pouch and your cellphone?
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arden



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Around 2006/07 I had a Navman Sport Tool M300 that I think could be bought new for around $100. It was more durable than other gps units I've used (garmin 201, several locosys GT-31 variants), and no problems with it in water, including salt water. The primary drawback for me was that it had no ability to record tracks that could be sent to a computer. It simply displayed a running tally of time, distance, max speed, direction, and instantaneous speed. The other drawback is that they are kind of big - larger than the garmin 201 and about the same size as the locosys gt-31. The arm strap was very nice to use though.

Here's a picture of what I had:


I don't think they make these any more but you may be able to find some inventory still online or maybe a used one. It also looks like they may have newer models for sale now with similar features.
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