If you have never owned or used one...
Posted by: roanguy on Oct-28-12 6:35 PM (EST)
you might want to start with a low end model the way most paddlers start. One like the Garmin Etrex.
It will give you all of what you need and is much simpler and cheaper than a higher end model.
I started with the Etrex, and then went on to a Map-76, and then from there to a Map76Cx.
read the manual and learn it, and then go from there.