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Tip of the Day 2/17:Choosing a GPSr —Memory/storage

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to discuss memory and storage.

Cheaper and older GPSr units,including the Garmin 60 series,come with only 24 MB or less of internal memory. That’s enough to hold a few states’worth of maps,which doesn’t seem like a big deal until you travel halfway across the country and realize you forgot to load the local maps. Not that we’d know anything about this.

Most handheld GPSr devices accept plug-in memory modules that use inexpensive “flash”or chip-based storage. These slots are usually used for pre-programmed map modules for non-U.S. territories or for specialized city guides. These add-on memory cards don’t solve the storage problem unless the unit can treat them like main memory.

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What kind of memory and storage does your GPSr have? Comment on this post to share!

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