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I bought a Garmin eTrex Vista Cx (snappy huh?) as a device to track and plan road rides on my bike. What I didn’t realise was that the £200 only buys you the device, not the maps. Well, you get a map with about four roads in London. Useful.

To be fair, the built in altimeter, speedo, tacho etc functions are fine for stats geeking (when combined with the slow, painful, but useful MotionBased), but I really wanted to be able to explore, confident that I’d always have a map home. I’ve been unable to find simple advice on maps on the internets so I hope my costly mistakes will be of use to someone…

Don’t Do This…

Don’t do what I did I buy the Memory Map of Great Britain. Even though its amazingly detailed, you can’t transfer the maps off the CD. So all you can do is plan routes and look at pretty maps. It’s an expensive, off-line, Google maps. To add insult to injury it’s locked to your PC, you can’t even sell it on to another schmuck.

In fact, don’t buy any of the official CDs from Garmin. They are horrible to use, very expensive, require a PC to work (which invariably crashes when using Parallels on a Mac) and the DRM is horrid.

Don’t bother with opensource/free/cheap mapping. I tried Smelly Biker’s maps. They aren’t nearly detailed enough for road cycling in the...

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Larrys Garmin nuvi 660 demo. The best GPS, First on YouTube

My new Garmin GPS is so cool I just had to show someone but I live in the woods and my girl friend isn't interested in geeky cool things - well until I told her it plays audio books and chick music.

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GARMIN NUVI 350 AUTOMOTIVE GPS In Box 2008 V9 Maps,CASE
Garmin > Other Garmin Models
1 Year Warranty,2008 V9 (latest!)Maps **Free Shipping**
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GARMIN NUVI 200 AUTOMOTIVE GPS In Box 2008 V9 Maps
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Garmin > Garmin eTrex Legend
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Garmin > Garmin StreetPilot
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Garmin > Other Garmin Models
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Garmin > Other Garmin Models
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Holders, Mounts > Garmin
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Holders, Mounts > Garmin
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1 Year Warranty,2008 V9 (latestMaps! HONEST SELLER!
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Garmin > Other Garmin Models
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GARMIN STREETPILOT C320 GPS V7 MAP TALKING + BONUS CASE
Garmin > Garmin StreetPilot
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AxionGeo GPS /w USA /Europe Maps v.s. Garmin Nuvi 370
Garmin > Other Garmin Models
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GARMIN NUVI 350 AUTOMOTIVE GPS In Box 2008 V9 Maps,CASE
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Garmin > Other Garmin Models
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GPS SCREEN PROTECTOR GARMIN STREETPILOT C510 C550 C580
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Garmin NUVI 350 Portable GPS Navigation Auto Kit V9
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