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    GPS?

    A search through forum yielded nothing, so does anyone here have real experience with car GPS devices? I've heard that the tall buildings in here make GPS a bit redundant and I'm not inclined to trust the GPS sales men =/

    So any recommends or is memorizing a map easier? =)

    Ta


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    Thumbs up GPS

    Hello Ta,

    I have found my GPS very useful. Yes, depending on the sensitivity of the model you buy you will experience loss of signal around high density multi-story buildings. An outside antenna helps.

    Cheers,

    DV


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    Hi DV, what GPS unit do you use? and how much is it? can it be used as a handheld rather than attaching it to a car? thanks.


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    Yes would like to know the model if you're willing?

    Thanks DV

    BTW Ta as in thanks (ta very much)


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    Hi... Does anyone know what GPS unit is usefull with HK,SG,Philippines,US maps.. and can also be used for Golf course maps? hope anyone can help. thanks.


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    For the OP -- Look for a unit that is WAAS enabled and has the SiRF III chipset. I have a handheld Garmin I use in the US for overlanding, and even without an external antenna it will maintain satellite connection through heavy tree cover and in narrow canyons. I mount it in my Land Rover using a RAM mount on the dash near the windshield.


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    Thanks TS888. but is it useful in HK where there are lots of tall buildings?


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    "...even without an external antenna it will maintain satellite connection through heavy tree cover and in narrow canyons."

    That is my point -- it is designed to cope with obstacles.


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    Got it. thanks again TS888


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    A follow up comment -- I'm not recommending Garmin, just the WAAS and SiRFIII, which are standards. I'm not sure Garmin has good maps of HK. They might, but I haven't confirmed.


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