Summary: Locks on very quickly, even indoors. Display is adequate for most applications. The operating system seems to hang-up from time to time, particularly when entering new waypoints. I find the function of the keys un-intuitive and it's easy to get onto the wrong page. The database is extremely limited....just a few of the bigger cities are included. It is a good, "bottom end" hikers GPS, but not a great one. I don't think I would have bought it had I tried it first.
Summary: For a simple, hand-held GPS this moderately priced little one works well. It replaces earlier models of the eTrex and the older mounts (for bicycle, car) no longer work. But the menus are easy to navigate and an earlier problem of the screen not having enough contrast to be read in bright sunlight has been corrected.
Summary: I chose this GPS based on price and accuracy. It's quite accurate, but it has only around 7MB (Yes, megabytes, not gigabytes) of user available space. I can find 4GB USB flash drives for 99¢ all over the internet, I wonder what their reason for putting only 10MB of memory in the GPS could be. I bought the GPS for Geocaching, It's too short on memory to get much use out of it for that. It can hold around 900 caches before complaining about low memory.
Summary: I needed a GPS to survey the shoreline around a lake. The project was to record "many" waypoints, with each one marked as gravel, sand, rock, or muck. The resulting data needed to be transferred to a spreadsheet, along with total feet of shoreline with each type of lake bottom. The Etrex 10 did exactly that. The Etrex 10 records waypoints using the button on the top right front of the device.
Summary: Good entry level. I like it, but only now that I have played with it for several months. I would love a manual that actually addressed what I want to do with it. Tha map it came with shows that I am in the middle of the ocean rather than in the US Virgin Islands. Makes it strange to navigate. And I can't figure out the difference between a track and a route.
Summary: Key-word in this product description is BASE-MAP. It doesn't give you much detail at all other than if you are headed in the right direction. We just moved to Germany and wanted something that we could use when we were out walking around villages as well as while driving from point A to point B, so we thought the handheld would be a good fit. It works well, but the maps are very vague.
Summary: It took quite a while for me to learn how to use the thing. If I put it in my pocket or a fabric case the buttons get pushed which messes up my track. It has no base map, except showing state boundaries so it is hard to tell where I am; no roads or anything. When I try to zoom it in, the center of the map doesn't stay the center and so I have to look all over to find myself. I only want the gps to find my back in the desert if I get lost.