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[woot] Bushnell ONIX 400 GPS with XM NEXRAD Weather for $100

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www.woot.com has the Bushnell ONIX 400 GPS with XM NEXRAD Weather for $99.99.

Here it is at Amazon (normally $529) for $400.

Info from the GPS store:


XM Weather and Satellite Maps for a TruView of your Surroundings.
Bushnell is known for making excellent outdoor products and the Onix 400 is no exception. The rugged and waterproof unit is wrapped in rubber armor and is waterproof to IPX7 standards. The Onix 400 has a 20 channel SIRF GPS receiver for the best sensitivity in any environment. The Bushnell Onix 400's large 3.5" color display is sunlight viewable, making it perfect for outdoor use.

The Bushnell Onix 400 is the first handheld GPS unit to integrate XM weather and radio data. The XM service will put a Nexrad radar image right on top of the map in the Onix 400. Knowing what weather is coming can be a tremendous help on your next outdoor adventure. With an audio jack on the Onix 400 connect a set of headphones and enjoy over 170 XM radio channels. A monthly subscription through XM radio is required to get Weather and Audio service. With the purchase of the Onix 400 you are able to download 4 free Satellite photos from Bushnell. With the TruView navigation you can display satellite photos, topo maps, compass, navigational aids, and XM data on one screen all clearly displayed.

Other features include a simple to use operating system that will get you navigating in no time at all. The Onix 400 also has a digital compass for accurate headings. An imbedded 128MB microSD card provides storage for satellite images and topo maps. A dedicated hot button brings you directly to important system settings and features. The rechargeable lithium ion battery will work for up to 32 hours depending on usage.

Edit: REI has a decent description of its features:


•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
•Long-lasting Li-Ion rechargeable battery delivers service for up to 32 hours with intermittent usage
•Comes with: GPS PC Companion CDROM, USB interface cable, manual and quick start guide

I recommend reading some of the Amazon reviews and seeing if this GPS is right for you. But I think the weather feature has some great uses for backpackers.
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# Displays XM WX weather data on the GPS Map (with subscription)
# XM satellite radio entertainment including XM sports (with subscription)

edit: also... it's kind of old. but the sirf III gps chipset is pretty good


Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2003

seems like a great deal.
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