Message #10 Posted by Andrés C. Rodríguez (Argentina) on 8 Dec 2000, 3:14 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Steve (Australia)
I have a Garmin GPS 12, sort of the HP25 of GPS, if the comparison is permitted; and am pleased with it as much as I was with my first HP calc 24 years ago. Now, I don't really use it for any serious work, except understanding GPS technology, and avoiding to get lost when traveling aboard. I don't even go fishing, camping or any outdoor activity.
In the last two years, it recorded many waypoints as I visited:
San Diego, CA; Boston, MA; Washington DC; Houston, TX (twice); Chicago, Il; Miami, Orlando & Fort Lauderdale, FL; Atlanta; GA; Francfort, Germany; Rome, Pompeii, Naples & Sorrento, Italy; Barcelona & Madrid, Spain; Portobelo, Santos & Rio; Brazil; Cordoba, Rosario, Mar del Plata & many small towns in Argentina...
(Corvallis, Palo Alto and Australia are not on my "already visited" list.)
It has a RS232 interface, I am glad it is NOT an HP-IL device... It has "continuous memory"; and its six character labels for waypoints may evoke a CAT 1 on my HP41...
I apologize to Dave Hicks if this went much way-off; which is exactly the opposite of the GPS purpose! :-)