Excerpt: Take on the trails with Colorado 400t. This rugged, advanced handheld is packed with detailed topographic maps for all your hiking adventures not to mention 3-D map view, a high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, SDâ„¢ card slot, picture viewer and color display.
Excerpt: The name “Garmin” is synonymous with “GPS,” the way “Q-Tip” is synonymous with “auditory hygiene.” And the Colorado 400t doesn’t let us down: Its light, curved form fits easily in your palm. Navigating the great-looking interface one-handed feels easy with the help of a soft click-wheel.
Pros: Unbeatable form factor. Click-wheel makes navigation more than effortless. Included carabineer means accidental drops are a rare occurrence. Preloaded topo maps preprogrammed with local haunts we’re predisposed to frequenting. For free. Preposterous!
Cons: Use that ‘biner — a drop of about 2 feet killed the power. Dig out your spare PC, as Mac software is lacking. Despite that road-lock feature, an average of 18-20 foot accuracy makes it disorienting and dangerous to use while driving.
Summary: Overall I think the Garmin Colorado 400t is a big jump in quality of experience over the eTrex C series and even the GPSMap 60CSx units. I say that for numerous reasons, and acknowledging that the Colorado series costs a lot more, I still think it's a pretty darn good device for the money.
Summary: Colorado is Garmin's newest handheld outdoor GPS aimed at outdoor, marine, and fitness enthusiasts. Available in 4 versions, the 400t model includes 3D elevation perspective and ships preloaded with U.S. topographic maps. Additional maps can be purchased from Garmin.
Pros: Beautiful looking device that's rugged and fits nicely in the palm of your hand, Rock 'n Roller, Extremely well built, Bright, 3-inch screen can be easily seen, even in bright, direct sunlight, Support for Whereigo cartridges, Supports automotive, off-road, marine, geocaching, and fitness uses, C...
Cons: Expensive, Mysteriously named menus, Cumbersome Route Planner, Slight learning curve, Some overlap between features can cause confusion