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Old 08-07-2006, 11:41 AM   #1
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Thumbs up First Generation GPS

Has anybody ever seen one of these GPS Units?

I purchased this unit NEW in the box about 5 years ago at a yard sale!





To the best of my knowledge, this Sony GPS was one of the first "consumer" handheld GPS units on the market! (circa 1990) It does not have all the bells and wistles of todays GPS units, but it is an extreemly well built unit. IMO
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:39 PM   #2
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I like all the maps and charts so I have no plans of using older models.
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Old 08-07-2006, 07:00 PM   #3
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Good for a backup probably.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:58 AM   #4
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Well Guys,
I can see you do not share the same enthusiasm about my clunky - old - first generation handheld GPS!!!

I have never used it, & will probably never realy use this unit in the feild either. I have only powered it up a handfuul of times, and I just thought it was a cool nostalgic find that I thought I would share with everyone????
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:58 AM   #5
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Talking Technology & Prices

It has always amazed me what the prices are for "NEW" technology when it first hits the market place!!!

Here is an article that lists the price for my dinosaur GPS.

Where Am I?
No matter where in the world you are, the $1,195 hand-held Sony Pyxis GPS (Global Positioning System) can identify your precise position within about 100 feet. The Pyxis communicates with four satellites to identify your longitude, latitude, and altitude. With Pyxis you may still get lost, but at least you'll know exactly where you are. (Sony: 201-930-7669)

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/1.01/fetish.html

Now you can by a GPS chart plotter with all the bells & wistles for half the price!
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Yes its cool and I guess we are all spoiled with all the new gadgets now a days.

I remember when I was a kid when I received for a gift a portable 8 track tape player and thought how cool that was.
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Last year a camera phone was cool. Now we have the LG chocolate phones with a 2GB MP3 and media player and smart voice recognition. What's next?
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