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    Hi guys
    im looking at buying a second hand GPS device, my choices are Garmin Nuvi, or a Mio Classic 300 or Mio Classic 500.
    ive never had to have a GPS as my previous car had a built in GPS, but my Pajero doesn't.
    ive downloaded Maps.Me on my iPad, but not to sure if it will be reliable when we in the middle o Lesotho in late December.

    if anyone can offer some advise it would be greatly appreciated

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    Garmin nuvi. ..make sure it is compatible with Tracks for Africa imho
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    +1

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    Garmin Montana.
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    For all town and city driving you cant get better than google maps on your phone. Even on major gravel roads this is the best solution. You can download your planned route (and map data around it) when you run out of cellphone signal the phone will still navigate with GPS. I have a magnetic mount for my phone that is on the air-vent, this ensures that the phone stay cool. I found that when the phone is mounted with a suction cup onto the windscreen (sun) it gets very hot and sometimes give a error message.

    Tracks for Africa is the best for offroad travels. I got myself a cheap garmin Nuvi from Gumtree (±R500) and put the T4A sd card in. I also use this device on my motorcycle.

    If you want to do extreme overland trips where there is little or no maps, it will be a good idea get a device that will be able to navigate a "track" and have a "track back" function. Then a Garmin Montana etc. will be the best device. They come at a price.

    One last tip. Whatever GPS you decide on, make an effort to fully understand it. I have "outperformed" many fancy GPS systems with a cellphone and basic Garmin nuvi, because I know how to operate them efficiently.

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    Garmin Nuvi is good. We've had several.
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    Why a second hand one? New ones are relatively cheap and you get the latest technology and maps.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Why a second hand one? New ones are relatively cheap and you get the latest technology and maps.
    Second hand ones are cheaper and can be updated
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    Second hand ones are cheaper and can be updated
    Maybe the OP can answer for himself?
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    Is this sarcasm



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    Thanks for the replies
    i don't need it often for town driving, I'm doing a trip around Lesotho in late December with the missus and I won't have cellphone signal so I thought a GPS would be better to have, and I found a second hand Garmin Nuvi 310 for R500 on a local buy and sell Facebook group.
    probably will end up just downloading maps.me as it seems I can use it offline.

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