The Most Affordable (Viable?) GPS Option?
We seem to go through GPS receivers like candy. If I had a pile of all the GPS’s we’ve bought, then stuck somewhere (?) when they quit working — 99% of the time because they got wet — I’d probably have a hill big enough for the kids to go sledding down this winter!
And now we’re at it again. I’m without a functional GPS, and I’ve been shopping for The #1 Most Affordable — but still viable — GPS. And by ‘viable’ I mean that it needs to have a big enough screen to read when it’s mounted on my boat, just in front of my feet.
It needs to tell me speed, distance and time! All at once!
It does NOT need to tell me where the nearest Starbucks is, or what’s on sale at my local grocer.
It would be NICE if it were truly “Waterproof” as the packaging always claims. But I’ve long since given up on believing that. We’ve never — NEVER — had a GPS stand up to repeated wettings, without failure.
So now, this latest one I’m trying, the Garmin Forerunner 205, was chosen for its relatively low price, relatively large display, and yet it’s still sleek enough to fit into one of these:
We’ll let you know how it works out!