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TritonKiteboarding 12-27-2006 05:25 PM

Best GPS for kiteboarding????
 
Looking for something that will measure speed, altitude, and distance, and the most durable/waterproof one for the best deal, anyone got advice???

mobettah 12-27-2006 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by TritonKiteboarding
Looking for something that will measure speed, altitude, and distance, and the most durable/waterproof one for the best deal, anyone got advice???

Some of the guys in BC Canada have said that the Garmin 201 is pretty good. It is a wrist model that you can plot your course on a web site. Here is a link to a thread on it....

http://www.skypilotkiteboarding.com/...pic.php?t=4309

latino 12-28-2006 06:45 AM

Garmin
 
http://akamai.backcountrystore.com.e...ll/GRM0039.jpg
The Forerunner 205 GPS is Garmin International's 2006 update to the Forerunner 201. Garmin has added a high-sensitivity GPS receiver and new courses feature, improving upon the success of the Forerunner 201. It tracks your every move with a super-sensitive GPS that even works on tree-covered trails and near tall buildings. The Forerunner 205 GPS continuously monitors your speed, distance, pace, and calories burned so you can train smarter and more effectively. The Garmin Forerunner 205 is your trainer, your information source, and your analyst— it tracks your progress, goals, objectives, mapping, and routes.

Bottom Line: The Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS features everything you need to track, organize, and optimize your way-finding, orienteering and trekking.
http://www.backcountry.com/store/GRM...r-205-GPS.html

Garmin Foretrex 201 Personal Hanheld GPS
http://a1672.g.akamai.net/7/1672/116.../319620985.jpg
The Foretrex 201 is a wearable Personal Navigator. for the outdoor enthusiast. Built rugged for adventure, this wrist-top device is perfect for hikers, campers, climbers, and mariners who want a useful GPS in a lightweight, waterproof, and affordable package. The Foretrex 201 combines the form factor of our new personal training system, the Forerunner. 201, with the GPS navigation features of our popular Geko 201. The Foretrex 201 offers hands-free GPS navigation information, allowing you to concentrate on your outdoor activities. The Foretrex 201 features six dedicated buttons (GoTo, Page, Enter/Mark, Up, Down and Power), making it one of the easiest GPS units on the market to operate. It offers the most essential navigation data, enhanced GPS accuracy, and extensive storage for waypoints, reversible routes, and track information. It includes Garmin's exclusive TracBack technology which allows you to mark your campsite, go trekking all day, and then follow the electronic "breadcrumb trail" back to camp in time for dinner. You don't even need to worry about packing extra batteries, because the Foretrex 201 runs on an internal lithium battery for 15 hours.

http://www.boatersworld.com/product/319620985.htm

admin 12-28-2006 09:11 AM

Hello Enrique,

I thought about buying a water resistant GPS for kiting for a while. Last year, Eric a private jet pilot used one of the Garmen 201 units in the race to Bimini. He told me that the guys running his support boat didn't know how to use the onboard GPS unit. So Eric did all the navigation for the two kiters and their support boat with his wrist mounted GPS. Pretty impressive.

TritonKiteboarding 12-29-2006 04:07 PM

thanks for the advice im looking at the forerunner 201 it says it measures elevation but i was wondering if anyone knows exactly how, for instance could i strap it to my wrist and on flat water accurately see how high i jump???


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