The review of GPS devices that you provide (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/GPS_Reviews) is a nice objective review of the features of GPS devices.
However, I open this thread because I feel that this list is not really helping me to choose which GPS device I actually want to get…
So, I am clearly interested in more subjective reviews, and what is generally considered good products… I know there are always pros and cons for each device,
but I am looking for devices that are generally considered good by most of the experts in the community… When I want to buy snow shoes, it is pretty clear to me that
I am supposed to either get MSR or Tubbs snow shoes, and forget about the rest of the offering…
A few hints of what I am ideally looking for (each item is not strictly mandatory, but the more items satisfied, the better) :
- should be ideally suited to pedestrians (small, used by people for hiking, …)
- should support (even through conversion steps) loading OSM maps
- should also have decent commercial maps (ideally even with hiking trails, etc)
- should support ways to contribute to OSM without nasty hacks (I don’t feel like upgrading a firmware or whatever to be able to hack it into launching whatever software necessary to record GPSX …)
- should support uploading maps to the GPS device from linux (it’s always possible to reboot to windows for that, but ideally, …)
Please note that I am not set on the price range. I prefer paying more to have something decent rather than have a cheap device against which I am going to constantly fight.
thanks for your help !