Bushnell ONIX 400

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I bought an Onix 400 at a great price, but the Bushnell…

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Price Paid: $100

I bought an Onix 400 at a great price, but the Bushnell map system is worthless. They use a proprietary .pho map file and their web site takes days to download just a small area.  There is no product support for the Onix as it has been discontinued. 

Don't waste your money, bad GPS at any price.

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Introducing the world's first handheld GPS to combine navigational aids, satellite photography and XM weather on a single screen. It shows you the perfect pinchpoint for this wind. And how you should dress for the day. NEXRAD weather data downlinked via XM Weather, layered over a georeferenced satellite map of your location keeps you prepared. It's all housed in a rubberized defensive armor built to XPX7 waterproof standards, with a high gain SIRF GPS receiver. In your palm.Warning: This device is intended as a supplemental navigation aide only. The user assumes all responsibility with the use of this product.Features and Specs:Layer a satellite photo, topo map, compass, navigational aids and XM services on a single screen with TruView NavigationExtra-large 3.5" full color LCDDownloads and displays georeferenced satellite photographyDisplays XM weather data on the GPS map*XM Satellite radio entertainment including XM sports*SafeTrack battery conservation modeSiRF GPS receiverDigital compassEmbedded 128 micro SD cardRugged rubber armorWaterproof (IPX7 rated)*XM features require XM Satellite subscription

- Campmor

Bushnell designed the Onix 400 to constantly update you with the most current information. XM weather, satellite photography, topographic maps, and navigational aids can be combined on a single screen so you know how to plan for the next leg of your expedition. Layer a satellite photo, topo map, compass, navigational aids and XM services on a single screen with TruView Navigation. Display NEXRAD weather data on the GPS map for location specific forecasts (requires subscription to XM services). SafeTrack battery conservation mode turns off screen when batteries are low. SiRF GPS receiver works in canyons and under the trees or other weak signal areas. Downloads and displays geo-referenced satellite photography and topographic maps from bushnellgps.com. Extra-large 3.5 in. full color LCD screen. Digital compass for accurate bearings. Embedded 128 micro SD card.

- EMS

The revolutionary Bushnell Onix 400 GPS Weather Tracker layers XM WX weather data over aerial and topographic maps of your location and much more! Redefining GPS navigation, Bushnell Onix 400 GPS Weather Tracker uses live weather feeds via XM satellite broadcasts to monitor changing conditions. Onix 400 plots your position on top of satellite, aerial or topographic imagery and can also display real-time storm weather data like Doppler radar. Using the power of XM satellite broadcasts (requires subscription), you can monitor weather information as well as receive news, sports and music. Strong SiRFstarIII chipset provides rapid satellite fix and position lock in narrow valleys, dense woodlands and urban jungles. WAAS-enabled (Wide Area Augmentation System) 20-channel receiver delivers accuracy to within 10 feet in North America. Ergonomic design fits in palm of hand; rubberized casing is made for outdoor use and is waterproof to IPX7 standards (1m submersion for 30 min.). Expandable memory has unlimited potential with the addition of larger sizes of microSD cards (sold separately); includes 128 MB card. Comes with pre-loaded basemap of United States and Canada with catalog of major points of interest. Layering technology allows multiple data layers to be shown or hidden; Channel Monitor lets user monitor XM stations without leaving main map page. SafeTrack battery-saver mode disables display while constantly tracking satellites for up to 26 hours; audible alarm when you stray off course. Electronic compass provides accurate bearing while standing still; customized user profiles give multiple users their favorite features on-demand. Fast USB connectivity makes loading imagery and maps quick and easy; interface cable included. XM data port allows for connection of device to standard XM accessories like headphones and docking stations.

- REI

Bushnell ONIX 400

previously retailed for:
$99.96 - $499.99

The Bushnell ONIX 400 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 30, 2011 at Campmor.

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