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Tip of the Day 12/30:Choosing a GPSr —interface

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to explain what to look for in an interface when shopping for a GPSr.

There are lots of options here and your choice is a matter of personal preference. We prefer scroll wheels or touch screens. However,the most popular GPSr with avid cachers —the Garmin 60CSx —has neither. It uses a system of buttons and up/down arrows to control the cursor.

Scroll wheels are ideal for one-handed operation,although they’re not very good for entering text. Touch screens are fast and intuitive to use,but they can be a liability when unintended contact with clothing and other object changes the display. The touch screen electronics also tend to make the units more fragile. For text entry,a small keyboard on a touchscreen unit can’t be beat.

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