Summary: The eTrec 10 was not what I expected. The world wide base map is a joke. It shows the outline of Countries and in the US the borders of states with some large cities located. there is no TOPO (road or lakes) shown and therefore no visual reference point for your location. I had no problems with my Walmart purchase on line, the in-store pick up nor was there any problem returning the item within the specified 15 day electronic item return period.
Summary: Bought by mistake--should have read the description better. Can't update with garmin trail maps. That being said, not a bad "where did I go/come from" GPS--in other words, a bread trail. Used on recent trip. Tracked trail perfectly. Compared to online trail maps and shape of track matched very closely. Tried to use with Garmin "Basecamp". Talk about a "unfriendly" user interface. Instructions, what instructions?
Summary: Apparently, either this thing doesn't actually work or we just cannot figure it out. Entering coordinates is a pain, and we have not been successful even once. I got it for my husband for Christmas and we didn't really try to use it until spring, so it's too late to return it. We will have to try to send it to them - MAYBE this particular unit is just defective. (Or we are really inept.
Summary: I have a Garmin for my car which I would rate as"fair". I usually map out where I am going using Google Maps and make sketches. Trusting the Garmin is problematic. However, for walking around an unfamiliar city I wanted a Garmin-like guide so I bought the eTreux 10. The instructions are useless. I could not figure out how to use it at all. I packed it up and returned it.
Lavon Sargent "Say something about yourself!", Amazon
22 September 2013
Summary: In my opinion, this is a dangerous GPS. I does not offer ROAD DRIVING directions to a destination. It points an arrow in the direction of the destination... and indicates the distance to the destination AS THE CROW FLIES!!! Most of the time, you cannot drive to a destination in a straight line... the driver needs a road... NOT an arrow!!! . This type of reckless GPSing is what gets people lost or stuck in unmanagable driving conditions.
Arbitrary, not user friendly, poor instructions, and imprecise
J. Jaeger "Jonathan Quick", Amazon
31 August 2013
Summary: Who is writing these rave reviews I do not know. But as someone who has been using electronics hours a day for thirty years, I was amazed at the lack of instructions for the Garmin etrex 10. Muddling through it myself, I would push the enter button, and all too often, the device would take me somewhere entirely different than it should have. "Back" didn't take me to the previous step, but rather somewhere random.
Summary: This item is being returned as I speak. We were hoping this GPS would have had similar functions to the eTrex HC I currently own. It does not have detailed maps, the tracking feature was slow to react to movement, and the compass didn't keep a true "North". Even though the menu is much easier to navigate, we were not impressed with this unit.
Despite proving very useful it has recently given up
19 January 2015
Summary: I bought my eTrex 10 in February 2014. Despite proving very useful it has recently given up. The device appears to have virtually "exploded." The screen looks like the victim of a nuclear explosion. I have had two eTrex Hs before. One failed within 3 weeks of purchase and the second lasted for about 18 months after which a broad vertical white line appeared in the display making the display unreadable. I wonder how long the replacement will last?
Summary: I purchased this unit almost a year ago after getting lost in a forest. From time to time I've tried to understand the manual but I'm giving up and returning to using a map and compass. I am very disappointed and frustrated at wasting nearly £100.