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? And to help you out when you choose a hand held, pay attention to the High Sensitivity receiver (marked as "H"), the color screen (marked as "C") and the ability to add/remove maps inside its micro SD slot (marked as "X").
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. Waypoints are a little time consuming to enter manually since there are only four buttons on the entire unit. Tree cover is also a frustrating problem. We have to find a clear area to get a clear signal (if we can get it then...
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! As with any electronic device, I highly recommend that you use ONLY high-quality batteries (as mentioned in the owners manual).
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. But it keeps tracking even when not connected, and displays after reconnection is made.
Summary: Twice I entered a different ship to address on your form and it got fouled up. Is it because Pay Pal uses a saved ship to from previous shipments or did I miss a pay pal ship to in addition to the original order?
Summary: I usually receive items I order on the internet in 1 to 2 days. This took over four days to receive. Once I received the Cobra GPS100 Global Positioning System I could not get it to acquire a satellite. I will have to hastle with sending it back to exchange for one that functions or better yet get my money back. The buttons are hard to push and the display is of low quality. I would not recommend this item.