July 1998 Issue

Garmin 300XL

While you’re waiting for WAAS, here’s a capable mapcom at a semi-bargain price.

We have seen the future and for a glimpse of it, turn the page.

But in the world of GPS navigators, the future—at least one that you can buy—is still six months to a year away and if you’re ready to upgrade now, with an eye toward buying something that won’t be obsolete before the ink on your check dries, what to do?

Two companies—Garmin and IIMorrow—have stepped into the breach with GPS mapcoms specifically designed to fill the gap between the first round of IFR navigators and the soon-to-be WAAS boxes that will set us on course for the bold world of sole means satnav.

But get ‘em while they’re hot. We see these mapcoms as interim products; they’ll soon be overshadowed by glamme...

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