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Much of the ex-USSR is, at least on paper, quite twitchy about using GPS devices; there was a well-publicized case in Russia in 1997 where an American engineer was (briefly) imprisoned for accidentally using one near a military area. That said, that was almost twenty years ago, and GPS in smartphones has become ubiquitous since then. Importing both ...


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I agree with Lukasz, gps units can last decades. Like you I own a Garmin eTrex Vista HCx and I love it. Even to the extent that I now use it as satnav in my car,since upgrading the Vista with road changes and directions is free with Open Street maps, whereas the car satnav systems typically charge you quite some fees. It is far superior then the satnav sold ...


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A few years is quite a recent as for GPS device, which are designed to last for years, and not 1-2 years like smartphones... I've bought Garmin Etrex 20, which has similar capabilities to yours, but you'll want probably a bit more. As for tracking, Etrex may be too little. I don't know how it is with tracks, it has the ability to 'archive' them, but it has ...


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All Garmin devices I've seen have the ability of constantly writing GPS track in background. I suppose, every touristic GPS has such functionality. Since GPS device is constantly tracking GPS signal, writing track is a low-cost operation. I'm using my Garmin to navigate to the geocaches, and I'm always registering GPS track in the same time. It's a ...



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