Over all a really good, solid product. Show less Show more. Four AA batteries will provide up to 24 hours of life. See a variety of cases at: Plus, you can load celebrity voices! When your idea of an outdoor adventure means getting way off the beaten path, you demand the most of yourself and your equipment.

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It’s very difficult to glance at it in the dark and see anything! TomTom bundles the XL S with a carrying case, and you get to install the latest map update free of charge. Mobile Apps by Antuan Goodwin Apr 2, Additionally, the contrast darkens the upper data layer, but at the same time leaves a somewhat cloudy looking, shaded, second layer background. While there are many new GPS models that give you more of the ole’ proverbial “bang-for-your-buck” with pretty LCD features and such, this older series of Garmin is capable of what others are not.

More modern GPS units I’ve looked at have more features, but they are far more complicated to use.

Garmin 12XL Handheld

Although battery life via the 4 internal AA batteries is limited, an adapter provides endless power from an external source. Every so often, my 12XL turns itself off, because the internal battery is low on power. Waze now tells iOS users how long they’ll be stuck in traffic Catching up with Android, the latest iOS version of the crowdsourcing traffic app can track your progress or lack thereof when it’s gridlock.


This handheld device will quickly help you navigate with its parallel channel receiver that will locate a satellite in no time at all. Automatic track log navigation with track log points Map Datums: My latest Garmin purchase has already proven it’s ruggedness in an unusual application.

Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The backlight is either on or off with no options for changing the brightness like the GPS The proximity waypoint feature gives advanced warning of nearby hazards, while the position averaging function helps get the best fix possible. I have seven Garmin GPS units of various kinds.

You don’t even have to worry about tree cover, it will still find the signal. Purchase cable accessories that allow you to upload or downl oad maps and data from your GPS. Culture by Luke Westaway Aug 7, Not excellent rating because, as one reviewer mentioned, the batteries are a bit loose, and the waterproof seal is rather questionable. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.


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Consider this unit from a trusted ebay seller. If that’s what you want, look e lsewhere. The Garmin 12 series doesn’t flinch when dropped from heights or totally submerged in water. Decent battery-life as well. Be the First to Know Sign up for newsletter today. Store your position at one of waypoints and allow it to warn you of hazards.

Over time I’ve chosen this model where durability can’t be compromised. Waze widgets finetune social navigation app The crowdsourced driving directions app now lets you add widgets so you can track your ETA more easily and quickly.

Garmin GPS 12XL

The internal antenna is ok but will become intermittent in high buildings, cloudy skies and stormy weather. Plus, you can load celebrity voices!

I will probably never buy another 12xp product because of this, unless Garmin comes up with a fix. Get a TomTom 4. Gadgets by Rick Broida Apr 26, Mobile Apps by Lance Whitney Apr 2,