Summary: I bought a Colorado 300 at a local chain store retailer (Best Buys) at a good price, but that's where the good news ended. I'm not into geocaching but wanted this for marking locations on trails that I use for wild mushroom harvesting, so I could return to the same spot one year later.
Conclusion: The Colorado 300 was a good upgrade for me. It works every day, on my job, getting me to new places, finding faster routes than I can think of and finds detours easily. During fishing season I use it to set my trolling speed of my outboard motor.
Pros: After using this unit for over a year I can say that it has been very reliable for me. I can get updates for the base software from Garmin's website (after registering unit) until the unit is no longer supported. No extra fee. The DVD's routable mapping software does work great. Exterior controls...
Cons: Petty grievances I have with the unit are that it will eat regular alkaline batteries in short order. Also, any saved "bread crumb" tracks cannot be deleted by a menu driven deletion. I need to use a computer and find the track file to delete it. I need to be really careful not to delete somethin...
We use Garmin GPS's extensively for field work and…
18 May 2009
Excerpt: We use Garmin GPS's extensively for field work and currently rely on the GPSMAP 76 CSX. The Colorado 300 is a step backwards from this model and it was a big disappointment. The absence of multiple track display and the inability or difficulty to interface with third party software has made this...
Summary: First off let me preface this by saying i'm not a world class Geocacher. to date i've found about 57, about 9 of which are Micro size. i started off using a Garmin E-Trex Venture HC about a year ago and logged a good amount of caches.
Summary: This is an extremely cool GPS. The screen is gorgeous. Big and sharp. The Topo 2008 maps look so cool with shading and 3-D. The new control wheel really makes it easy to use. Far easier than any other Garmin unit. It is well built, looks very cool and feels really good in your hand.
Summary: I have used this GPS on hikes with navigational requirements and just general testing. These are my conclusions after a few calls to Garmin Support and searching GPS forums. The good news is that it is well constructed, has many features.
Summary: I've owned multiple GPS units over the years, including $10,000+ marine units. Generally had great experience with Garmin. But the Garmin Colorado is a waste of money. Worldwide basemap only sees state highways and above. That's right, for $300+ you get a worthless navigation unit!
Too many complaints from people who don't own one!
Jay Twilbeck, Amazon
27 December 2008
Summary: It amazes me the comments made about this product in the gps forums and websites. I was very reluctant to purchase based on all of the complaints and whining. Now that I've had one for a week, I don't see what all of the complaining was about. It does everything I expected it to and more.
Summary: This replaced my 60csx. The detail on the screen is a big improvement. NIMH battery performance has improved with recent firmware upgrades. The back cover is extremely hard to get on and off. After a couple of weeks of daily use, the back battery seal tore.