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Garmin GPSMAP 66s: opinions?

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Old Thursday 10th January 2019, 19:00   #1
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Garmin GPSMAP 66s: opinions?

Hello all,

has someone already experienced the new Garmin GPSMAP 66s?

I own an honorable GPSMAP 60Csx (since late 2009) and after waiting for the release of the two previous series 62 and 64, now I would be inclined to take this model up.

I happen to use the GPS devices often in woodland.

Thank you for your input and information!
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Old Sunday 13th January 2019, 20:55   #2
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I can't help specifically, but have an old Oregon model, and the newer models don't seem to add a great deal of benefit to my birding / surveying. I've looked at newer models, but haven't been tempted, which is unusual for me.

Looking at the gpsmap range, the newer model has a better Display, and battery life is much improved in "expedition mode". Lots of other improvements, which i wouldn't think were too relevant and doubt if they would ever be useful (10,000 waypoints instead of 1000, transferring data between devices etc)
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Old Monday 14th January 2019, 17:22   #3
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I can't help specifically, but have an old Oregon model, and the newer models don't seem to add a great deal of benefit to my birding / surveying. I've looked at newer models, but haven't been tempted, which is unusual for me.

Looking at the gpsmap range, the newer model has a better Display, and battery life is much improved in "expedition mode". Lots of other improvements, which i wouldn't think were too relevant and doubt if they would ever be useful (10,000 waypoints instead of 1000, transferring data between devices etc)

Peter
thanks for your input.
I am waiting for further opinions, if any, concerning the GPS MAP 66s in practice.
I think however that the improvements in terms of technology and performance compared to my model (launched in 2005) will be tangible IMO.
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