Summary: The Garmin eTrex H Handheld GPS Receiver is a nice little unit. I haven't gotten to work with too much because of the cold and snow but sunny days are ahead. I bought it for my wifes get home bag with stops entered along the way. I also have two Garmin 76 units which are bigger and a little easer to use in my opinion.
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. B&W screen is great in bright sun, backlit OK in darkness, color versions hard to see in sunlight but best when backlit. You can rearrange menus to suit for fastest use.
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: Bought this so my friend and I could track our hikes instead of using our phones. Haven't utilized all the features except carrying it on our routes and getting time, distance, and other measurements. Simple to use if you need these features but has more if you spend time with the manual and device.
Durable, light weight, and very accurate in heavy cover/timber.
8 January 2014
Summary: This is the best GPS to start geocaching with. Simple to use and very accurate. If you need to upgrade later then do so and keep this GPS as a backup. I have found no reason to do so. I love this GPS!!!
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 retrieve it). I have a Forerunner 405 which worked well when it worked but had to be replaced 3 times in just over a year.
Summary: I purchased this product for the sole purposes of hiking and geocaching. The OS and the format for operation are both very user friendly and a make this a great item for people to acquaint themselves with before taking up more complex techs. Way to go Garmin!
Basic functionality as expected, but connection and signal issues
October Snow, Amazon
25 October 2012
Summary: I bought this GPSr a couple of years ago to use primarily for Geocaching. It has served me pretty well during that time but there are some aspects that make it a bit of a hassle to work with. First, when I have a signal the unit seems quite accurate and I can easily physically locate a given set of coordinates. The controls are basic compared to those available in other units, but that's reflected in the lower price, no surprises there.
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. The backtracking is pretty accurate that provides a safety sense that I would not get lost in the wild. Of course, a compass and a map are needed just in case. The eTrex H is very comfortable in the hand with no rough corners. It has a quality feel.
Simple, comfortable, easy to operate, and most importantly accurate
8 March 2012
Summary: Hello everyone. I know that Almost everyone here in my country use this device in kayaks And is highly recommended. That GARMIN Is the cheapest device, and more convenient to use. I highly recommend this device.