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5.0 out of 5 stars
Dual XGPS150 (used with iPad 3 64gb wi-fi)., 4 Sep 2012
I took delivery of my XGPS150 only a few days before leaving for a holiday in France. Having tested it by walking around our paddock at home and following my progress on an enlarged Google Satellite map, I was equally pleased that it fully lived up to expectations when on the road in France. Although using a seperate Tom-Tom for our basic navigation, the XGPS150 showed our exact position on a map at all times, making it possible to see the proximity of adjacent villages, physical features etc worth visiting and to give advance notice of autoroute service areas etc.
I had purcased the Michelin France 2012 mapping App which can be used off-line, but had also downloaded Memory-Map IGN and OS mapping at various scales up to 1:25000 that I already had on my PC and had previously used with a netbook linked to a Garmin GPSmap 60CSx. The XGPS150 and iPad is however a much more convenient and responsive combination and works well with both types of mapping. Only the Memory-Map software can be locked to show your position on the centre of the map and show your direction of travel whilst progressively scrolling the map. The Michelin mapping shows your position on the map as a flashing cursor and moves across the displayed map. It is therefore necessary to drag a new section of map onto the screen from time to time as the cursor moves towards the edge. I used both sets of mapping in France, mainly because my IGN maps were not as up to date in respect of major road improvements; but they were ideal on the minor rural roads.
All in all, the Dual XGPS150 is a very useful and versatile piece of kit that I am pleased to have purchased. I am sure it would be particularly useful to anyone 'green-laning' or exploring the minor tracks and trails found on large scale mapping. It could be just as valuable for rambling and hiking.