Summary: I loved this garmin and used it all the time when out geocaching! Unfortunately, I was out on the fast river in my kayak and a tree limb took me out. My garmin went down the river never to be seen again! I was so upset!! Tried for hours to find it but the water was just too fast.
One Of The Best Pre-Touchscreen GPS Handheld Units
J. C. Little, Amazon
1 June 2013
Summary: I bought this for my time out in Iraq. The unit has a large screen with excellent resolution, the case is sturdy and feels very strong. The rock-and-roller controller is a great addition, allowing you to move between menus without having to click through them.
Summary: My Colorado t-400 GPS is not well designed & dependable for remote back country use. Its "rock & roll wheel" cover fell off in the woods & left it and its many options useless. The display is not very readable, especially in the rain or in darker conditions.
Summary: Great GPS with everything you need for detail all is already in the unit. Unfortunately mine fell in the water kayaking and never worked again. Too bad because I really loved this thing. Now I settled for one that floats. It your not boating this is a great unit. If your boating better keep it dry.
No battery life, terrible user interface - poor design
Mark W. Bohrer "Commercial / Documentary / Tr..., Amazon
27 August 2010
Summary: I tried to like the Colorado 400t, I really did. It has a great display. Unfortunately, everything else is terrible. 2000mAh NiMH rechargeable AA batteries last 6 hours or less. Alkaline AA cells aren't much better.
Summary: It's definitely a rugged, waterproof GPS. We went whitewater kayaking right after buying this GPS, and got knocked off by a fallen tree that laid across the river. Although my GPS was totally submerged in the water, it is still working great now. I like it very much!
Summary: This is an excellent tool for navigating. However, here are my complaints, and the reason that I returned it, and got the tried and true 60csx instead. It does come with pre-loaded topo maps, but there 100k which does'nt do much for you in the backcountry ( you really want 24k) which you have to buy...
Summary: I have had various Garmin and Delorme GPS units in the past. I use my GPS primarily in the field while backpacking/hunting, riding a horse or on a ATV. I wanted a GPS that could be operated with one hand, had a bright screeen in or outdoors and a unit that could be stowed easily in a saddle bag or...
Summary: There is plenty of info out there on this GPS. I'm only going to mention one thing and if you do not plan on connecting your GPS to a computer you can skip this review. If you go online and download the free Garmin BaseCamp software you will think you are getting a nice piece of software to plan...