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Garmin's wide range of GPS receivers include leading products
for marine, automobile, private aviation and handheld outdoor
(eTrex) use. One of the more
innovative, newer products from Garmin is the eMap, short
for "Electronic Map," a 12 parallel channel GPS receiver with
an extra-high face display for showing a high level of map
Designed to be used in conjunction with Garmin's complete
line of downloadable MapSource CD-ROM's (including the
"U.S. Roads and Recreation," "United States TOPO," "World
Map," and "MetroGuide U.S.A." CD-ROM's), the device can store
either 8 or 16 megabytes of downloaded CD-ROM information
at a time depending upon the size of the memory cartridge
used (the unit does not come with either the mapping software
or any of the cards). Note: You need these pieces. Without
it, the eMap does not "play at full speed."
downloaded, this information provides street-level map detail,
lake and river shorelines, nautical navaids, topographic elevation
information, hiking and snowmobile trails, addresses, listings
of nearest restaurants, hotels, and many more features of
interest. Topo maps are available too.
Without downloading from the various CD-ROM packages, the
eMap still provides an internal basemap that contains an incredible
degree of information on North and South America including
state and country boundaries, lakes, rivers, streams, airports,
cities, towns, coastlines, and U.S. and state highways.
The eMap incorporates a 500-waypoint capability (in 50 routes,
with up to 50 points each) along with Garmin's proprietary
TracBack saved track feature, which allows the user
to "back navigate" on saved tracks.
The internal track log holds 2000 track long points, plus
ten saved tracks. The 4-level high-resolution gray scale display
allows for screen width scaling from 500 feet to 3,000 miles.
Standard map page information displayed by the unit includes
a direction pointer, speed, time, distance to go, time to
go, and trip distance. The built-in trip computer provides
key information such as trip odometer, moving average, moving
time, overall average speed, maximum speed, and total time.
GPS receiver update rate is one second, continuous.
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- 500 Waypoints
- Auto Track log
- Reversible route
- Current speed, average
Trip Timer, Trip Distance
- weighs 6.7 ounces
- 5.5" x 2.4" x 0.8" (HxWxD)
- LCD: 2.2" x 1.7" (HxW)
- 12 parallel channel
- single hand operation
- Ops-Temp: 5º to 158ºF
Powered with 2 AA's the run time is about 12 hours.
Price for the eMap Unit:
Street Price about $200
8 MB Memory $95
16 MB Memory $140
Price for the eMap Deluxe
Street Price about $330
Kit includes the unit plus:
- MapSource S/W
- 8 MB card
- PC cable
Where to buy:
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A 12-volt adapter cable is included for plug-in
with a standard electrical outlet. This is an incredibly versatile
GPS device designed to be used in the car, in the boat, or
outdoors on the hiking trail.
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