Summary: Even if it is half the price of a Garmin, just save your money and put'm towards the leader. Why does the aviation industry uses Garmin? Why the oil exploration industry in the most remote places of Alaska uses Garmin?
Summary: I recently purchased the Cobra100 GPS for my wife and I as beginning geocachers. It works fine for this purpose, but there are a few inconveniences that I'm sure were straightened out with newer models.
Summary: Being familiar with the Garmin eTrek series, I was happy to find that the handheld Cobra GPS100 is very similar and cost me a good bit less. Once I had it in hand (literally), I found that it performs equally well, too!
Summary: Does not rapidly pick up and hold satelites. Also has to be totally in open. Operation is simple and the case extremely good for rough and damp usage. I have learned to turn on and place where I want a reading and then walk away and do something else.
Summary: Looked brand new for being reconditioned. I bought it for hunting. It has basic features adequate for my needs. Takes long to connect with satellite when cloudy or with tree canopy covering. It has to reconnect often which takes some time.