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What does it maen when garmin is described as reciver only?

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The unit receives signals from 3 (or more) satellites, and uses very sensitive timing to determine your distance from each of them. The unit does not transmit to the satellites, but only receives what they transmit... so it is a "receiver, only".

See here for the details of how a GPS works:
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/gps.htm

Hope that helps you...

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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