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Topo Canada DVD vs Micro SD

Discussion in 'GPS Stuff' started by ARP, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. ARP

    ARP ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Just considering a GPS unit and I'm wondering what you think is best, the Topo DVD or Micro SD card?
    I'm leaning towards the MicroSD card so I always have the info with me but I don't really know much about GPS stuff.
  2. Randy_K

    Randy_K Limited User

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    Checkout the thread on the back roads maps
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    I prefer DVDs. When card is gone, it's gone.
  4. ARP

    ARP ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Thanks Randy. I did have a read earlier and it all seemed clear as mud. :D
    Good point Burhan.

    Is wireless unit-to-unit info transfer a big plus? Does anyone use it? Lots of devices have it but some don't.
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    DualSport Ride Organizer

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    The Montana 600 I have claims to have wireless transfer (between similar units), but it rarely works. I have actually been able to connect with another unit a couple of times, but the transfer rate was so slow that it took about 20 minutes to transfer a few 30 points routes (the 2012 Bethany Ride).

    The new Oregon 600 has Bluetooth instead of ANT+ to transfer data and it's claimed to be hugely faster.

    In general, I'd say don't choose a GPS because it's got wireless transfer.

    Bob
  6. ARP

    ARP ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Thanks for the heads up Bob!