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GPS / Positioning / EPIRB etc..

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Snow Blowey, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just ordered a 66i, saw it on Anaconda for $719 down from $899, knowing what margin is like on Garmin that’s a steal, likely below cost at -20%, must be some sort of manufacturer rebate.
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah thanks for letting me know that @CarveMan. I did actually get my hands on mine last week. Switched it on. Its pretty intuitive - but i have used oone of these before. Didn't really do much more than import one satellite tile via wifi. Guessing you can import areas of interest before going on a trip.

    Got a potential job coming up over summer where the satellite comms feature could be handy for managing safety of lone workers in remote locations. May end up with a few of these units if i was to jag the job.
     
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  3. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ironically it’s something I’m hoping to not have to use that often. In good weather I’ll use my phone for nav, and if I stack it or have a major mechanical where there’s phone reception that’s what I’ll use. So if I use the Garmin it means I’m lost in shit weather or in some other bad situation!
     
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  4. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just arrived, got a screen protected and a silicon case coming, having a play now, looking forward to getting outdoors and being able to use it!
     
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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Shouldn't get lost on your 5km from home adventure!