Summary: My review is most relevant to any one wanting to record position of data in the field - archaeologists, geographers, geologists. I am not commenting in relation to geocaching as I know nothing about this activity. My purpose in buying a GPS was to take readings in the field (a lot of it based on 25m grids, but also recording other point/polygon/linear features) and then transfer the data onto my computer ultimately for use in a GIS programme relating to archaeological...
Summary: I bought this as a present for someone who enjoys hiking. When he tried to use the base map that comes with it, he found the detail was just not good enough for hiking. Faced with having to spend another £150 for maps I returned the item. I did not see any mention of this extra cost when I bought it.
Summary: I bought this for my wife for Christmas and she loves it and particularly likes the touch screen, rather than the joystick on other Garmins. We have been geocachers for over eight years but have only ever had one GPSr between us. Now, with two arrows, we can find geocaches more easily. Althought this is a cheaper model, some of the features are better than my expensive Garmin Oregon, particularly the details displayed when showing a list of geocaches.
Summary: A very well designed instrument, comfortable to hold with a lot of useful features. Accesses satellites quickly, even from inside the house, in contrast to our old Magellan GPS 315, which was slower and now won't even initialize. My only criticism of the thing is its fragile screen, which may be the way all are now built.