Great device when complemented with the "basecamp" computer software.
8 February 2014
Summary: I bought this to take with me off-roading. Its rugged, fits in my pocket, tracks my trips and then by cable they can be downloaded onto my computer and stored. The free download program "basecamp" available from Garmin.com gives you the capability of reviewing past trips, or planning routes for future trips on a computer and then transfer them to the eTrex. I love the way it "pings" to you if you're following a route and you know you're still on track.
Summary: This is my second Garmin GPS. I bought the first on in the 90s, so I thought it was time for an update. I did a lot of online research so I knew about the poor documentation from the reviews. It was worse than I expected. It started at the REI store where the associates knew very little about the unit and the maps it would need or whether it would work on a Mac.
Pros: Does What A Gps Should, Quick Signal, Reliable Reception, Works All With A Mac, Works Well With A Mac
Cons: Difficult To Set Up, Expensive maps, Poor Documentation