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Old 03-05-2012, 05:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GPS Advice Needed

I'm in the market for a GPS I can use on the slopes. I'd like to gather slope speed, vertical feet, cumulative distance ridden, that kind of stuff. Not interested in the cameras with GPS (example Contour) unless they are THE way to go. I'd like something I can wear on my wrist or armband. Not sure where to even start, any recommendations on makes and models?

PS: I tried searching for old threads on GPS related topics here with no success. So if there are already threads that deal with this topic, please link me up.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Most people here just use their smart phone since it has GPS built in. Then you get any one of the apps made to track your day.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Check out the Garmin Forerunner series. They make really nice gps units for all sorts of activities. I own a few different ones for cycling/running/hiking. Both in the Forerunner and Edge line. They work great and they have pretty good customer support as well. I am sure they have a basic model for under $100.


The phone apps are great but I don't always carry my phone with me when I ride. And the apps kill the battery faster, at least on my phone. I wouldn't have bought a gps just for snowboarding but since I have it I'll often take it with me. I don't care about vert, I just like to see max speed
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Yeah, if you have a smartphone, just use it.

If you don't and aren't planning on getting one, then look for a stand alone GPS solution.
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Im using my garmin edge 500. It's primarily a cycling computer but works great in the mts and and will show a map when the data is downloaded.
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Thanks folks! This is the help I was hoping to get... some options to consider before making my purchase.
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Iphone + motion X GPS app = profit.
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