Very new, do I want a gps?Waypoints in woods only.
Looking for a little quick info which I can't get from the teenager at Canadian Tire.I am thinking of replacing my map and compass with a gps. I don't want it for road maps,driving or geocaching.I can get a Garmin etrex 20 for around $200. I like the look of the display,the price is okay and reviews seem positive.I am wondering how detailed the map would be for my area(scale and rivers,etc.)and how much this map would cost me.I understand it comes with some type of map loaded or that I can load,but really have no idea. I want this for as I said replacement of maps and compass when i am in the woods. I would like to be able to set waypoints when I come across something of interest and enter brief notes pertaining to whatever it is(farm house etc.)I would need no future upgrades as the lay of the land shouldn't change in my lifetime.I would like to be able to download information to a map on computer also if that is possible?Really, wondering about connecting with computer and how large a map I get for what price then how detailed I can scale map down to. My area of travel is really no larger than~50mi. by 50mi. and I would like to be able to scale down to ~200'/inch or better.Can i do this with one map download or how much would it cost me?Also, can the gps hold more than one map? Really don't have a clue,help,tired of folding maps. Thanks