Summary: The eTrex 10 has the same GPS receiver as the costly 20 and 30, without maps. If you can read the B&W screen, the 10 is perfect. Its reliable, tough, and waterproof. Lithium AAs, 60+ hrs and not exhaust the batteries, GPS+WAAS+GLONASS on. With NiMH rechargeables, 33 hrs, 41 hours with GPS ON only.
Pros: Accurate, Drop Resistant, Easy Firmware Upgrade, Easy Pc Connections, Intuitive Menu, Monochrome Screen, Quick Navigation, Quick Signal, Reliable Reception, Simple Controls, Very Long Battery Life, Waterproof
Cons: Joystick, Monochrome Screen, No Lanyard, No Map, Poor Manual
Summary: I wish I could say that I've had an overwhelmingly positive experience with Garmin products, but this has not been the case. I have an eTrex H which works well but which has a weak anchor for the wrist strap (it broke off when I pulled it out of my pocket and had to climb down into a ravine to...
Summary: I bought the Garmin eTrex H mainly for hiking. It picks up satellite signals fast, usually in less than 45 seconds in open areas, with ten to eleven satellite signals. The accuracy is about 10 to 15 feet.
Summary: My main consideration in making this purchase was the low price offered on sale. I was aware that this was an older model of GPS receiver and did not offer maps on the screen. I use paper maps and a compass and have a strong memory for details I have studied before venturing afield.
Summary: Purchased the eTrex H for indicating speed and distance while working out in my kayak. Being waterproof was of prime concern. The eTrex is easy to use and worked great right out of the box. Links up to satellites quickly and operates flawlessly under a variety of weather and lighting conditions.
Summary: The product did not come with any type of data transfer cable. Not for people who are geocacheing in the 21st century. And the type of cable that is required does not have a usb so an adapter would be needed if the computer does not have a serial port.
Summary: I have purchased both an Etrex Summit and an Etrex H. Both have similar packaging that failed in the same 2 ways. 1 the flexible band that surrounds the body, with the bumps that you press on to navigate menus, unsticks and slides out of position, then eventually comes right off.
Summary: I purchased this model Etrex to use as backup GPS on my offshore fishing boat. It is difficuly to insert waypoints and to retrieve information. You will be much better served to by the Etrex about 2 grades above this model which is the least expensive. Spending the extra money will be worthwhile.
Summary: As a military reconnaissance officer I have used this GPS in several training scenarios in various conditions for about two months and the product has surpassed my expectations. While its functions are somewhat limited in contrast to the more advanced models, it is very durable and easy to use.