GPS? (in Off-topic)


Adminedyit June 10 2009 4:36 PM EDT

hi there, i'm looking to buy a really good, accurate, hand held GPS device and i know absolutely nothing about them. i'm looking for something that is sub meter or sub foot in accuracy. my price range is roughly 2500 USD. if anyone can share some knowledge with me on this it would be greatly appreciated.

QBRanger June 10 2009 4:53 PM EDT

http://reviews.cnet.com/1770-5_7-0.html?query=handheld+gps&tag=srch%3Ba

QBRanger June 10 2009 5:00 PM EDT

Most are cell phone addons, however if you click the Specialized electronics (39) tab you get more handheld devices.

QBRanger June 10 2009 5:04 PM EDT

http://reviews.cnet.com/1770-5_7-0.html?query=hiking+gps&searchtype=products

May be a bit better for your needs.

Lefty June 10 2009 5:48 PM EDT

If you can find out where to get them, I'm pretty sure you can get hand-held GPS systems similar to the ones used in the military for close to $1000-1500.

They're usually accurate between 2-3 feet, and can go as accurate as within 2-3 inches.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 10 2009 5:50 PM EDT

http://www.tomtom.com/index.php?Lid=4&selector=true

AdminNightStrike June 10 2009 6:46 PM EDT

25 **hundred** ??? For a GPS???

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 10 2009 6:52 PM EDT

consumer grade gps is only accurate to meters, to get down to the levels edy is asking for I think the price goes up

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] June 10 2009 7:02 PM EDT

http://www.trimble.com/geoxh.shtml

Sub foot accuracy, but I don't know the price. I don't know where you live so I couldn't search for a place to buy.

FailBoat[SG] June 10 2009 7:18 PM EDT

The price on the GeoXH is about 7-9k. Depends on which model you get.

Adminedyit June 10 2009 8:35 PM EDT

cool thanks for all the links guys :)

and yes NS 2500$ i want something that i can use to get me to within a few feet of a gate valve or a curb stop in the winter, the less snow i have to handle before i get to play in the frozen tundra the better :)

Adminedyit June 10 2009 8:56 PM EDT

ooh i think i found one i like

Demigod June 10 2009 10:10 PM EDT

That would make my Geocaching so much easier...
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