Summary: Bought this for a trip to London. We were to do a bit of walking and I wanted to be able to find my way back to the hotel if I got lost. It worked well. I especially like the PC software that plots your route on a map. I have also used it for skiing. I wish one of the software options would automatically count the ski runs and total the vertical drop and distance skied. I am able to do this manually off the optional graph in the software.
Device satisfactory if I use workaround to get fast satellite fix
Martha D. Nelson, Amazon
25 November 2013
Summary: I use this device to locate my car in a huge parking lot. My only issue was the time it took to get the satellite fix by while waving the device around as described in the documentation. I have found that if I turn the device on and put on the dash board when I'm driving near my destination it gets the satellite fix quite quickly, so I can set it right away when I find a parking space. Same thing works while I'm walking (out of doors) on the way back to my car.
Summary: A bit wonky but seems to be servicable. Occasionally will not pick up satellites even in open areas. I will use it to get back to hotels in primitive countries, but I won't trust it for a long time.
Summary: gets you pretty close to your way point, not exactly 100% on, but it will get you close enough to your way point it doesn't really matter. the arrow can be a little mis leading however it seems to be more accurate if you are moving. It gets me in and out of the swamp, and is easy to use. the little satellite can sometimes take its sweet ass time to dial in when you first turn it on, but for the price and with my other gps experience this little guy isn't bad.
Summary: This device is very good at basic navigation. It points you to where want to go (Via recorded way points) You store a location, walk away, far away, in any direction, any terrain, anywhere and it will point you back to where you came from! The only downfall is that it does not account for terrain, it shows an arrow pointing to your destinatin, wether it is over a cliff or through a lake, it points to your destination.