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The base model is the 450: it does not have a camera or preloaded 100K topographical map. The 450t is the base model with camera only. The 550 is the base model with topographical map only. The 550t is the base model with topographical map and camera.
By Cory D. Martin on June 14, 2013
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My husband uses this for oil and gas exploration, mapping, clean ups etc. so he's outdoors alot! Plus we use it snow shoeing quite a bit... so far no complaints. he's used it mtn. biking so i know it's good to go as he's spilled a few times (or more). But it works great for what we use it for.
By Katie on January 26, 2014
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No you don't; well, not if you are using it for hiking, riding, etc!
By gaitlover on October 12, 2013
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This would be something to consider if you have access to a 3D printer. I'm planning on printing one once my next roll of filament comes in, so I can't speak to the final product, but it certainly could make for an interesting build. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:24021
By Enchanted on March 15, 2014
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It does do routing, but there is no speaker function. I only use it for geocaching. If you want a unit just for a car, I'd suggest something like a Garmin Nuvi. The manual for the 450 is here https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/manual.jsp?product=010-00697-40
By David Henchman on March 26, 2014
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I don't think any GPS will get you dead on every time. I find it best to stand where you want to Mark a Waypoint, then take a little walk in a circle one direction and come back where you stood, then do the same thing the other direction and come back to where you stood. You'll have three different coords, pick the bes… see more I don't think any GPS will get you dead on every time. I find it best to stand where you want to Mark a Waypoint, then take a little walk in a circle one direction and come back where you stood, then do the same thing the other direction and come back to where you stood. You'll have three different coords, pick the best one. Keep in mind, if the unit oesnt have a clear view of the sly, it could throw it off a little or a lot. I don't think you'd be disappointed with this unit. It's the best hand held one I've owned, and use it for Geocaching...where good coords and bad coords make all the difference. see less I don't think any GPS will get you dead on every time. I find it best to stand where you want to Mark a Waypoint, then take a little walk in a circle one direction and come back where you stood, then do the same thing the other direction and come back to where you stood. You'll have three different coords, pick the best one. Keep in mind, if the unit oesnt have a clear view of the sly, it could throw it off a little or a lot. I don't think you'd be disappointed with this unit. It's the best hand held one I've owned, and use it for Geocaching...where good coords and bad coords make all the difference.
By Jason Samanka on December 6, 2013
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It is perfect for geocaching. Be sure to read the user's manual (pdf) so you know how you can use the features. It has paperless caching, which means you download a pocket query from Groundspeak, and put it in the proper folder, find the cache, and mark it found while in the field. Then upload to the website when you g… see more It is perfect for geocaching. Be sure to read the user's manual (pdf) so you know how you can use the features. It has paperless caching, which means you download a pocket query from Groundspeak, and put it in the proper folder, find the cache, and mark it found while in the field. Then upload to the website when you get back to your computer. You'll then compose your logs and upload to Groundspeak.
Accuracy is within 3 feet, assuming the satellites are good and you don't have too many trees or tall buildings blocking the signal.
If you turn down the screen brightness, you can get a day's geocaching out of a good set of batteries.
If you want to go in deeper, you can download and install any of various cheap or free maps available out there. I got the USA county map overlay, which shows you which side of the county line your cache is in, which was very helpful when getting all the counties in Texas.
You can buy a micro SD card to make room for more maps, but you won't need that to store your gpx files. It will hold more pocket queries than you're likely to need (delete the old ones when loading new ones of course), but be aware that the total number of caches is a hard limit of 5,000. More than that and some won't show up - and there's no way to know which ones.
That's still way more than you can expect in any other GPSer in this price range.
You can buy more expensive models, but this is the optimum purchase. If I lost this one, I'd buy another just like it. see less
It is perfect for geocaching. Be sure to read the user's manual (pdf) so you know how you can use the features. It has paperless caching, which means you download a pocket query from Groundspeak, and put it in the proper folder, find the cache, and mark it found while in the field. Then upload to the website when you get back to your computer. You'll then compose your logs and upload to Groundspeak.
Accuracy is within 3 feet, assuming the satellites are good and you don't have too many trees or tall buildings blocking the signal.
If you turn down the screen brightness, you can get a day's geocaching out of a good set of batteries.
If you want to go in deeper, you can download and install any of various cheap or free maps available out there. I got the USA county map overlay, which shows you which side of the county line your cache is in, which was very helpful when getting all the counties in Texas.
You can buy a micro SD card to make room for more maps, but you won't need that to store your gpx files. It will hold more pocket queries than you're likely to need (delete the old ones when loading new ones of course), but be aware that the total number of caches is a hard limit of 5,000. More than that and some won't show up - and there's no way to know which ones.
That's still way more than you can expect in any other GPSer in this price range.
You can buy more expensive models, but this is the optimum purchase. If I lost this one, I'd buy another just like it.

By G. B. Payne on January 20, 2014
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Yes . Easily .
By Benjamin Green on February 11, 2014