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Garmin-etrex-h.3134711
6.2 out of 10

Garmin eTrex H

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex H

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Overall 6
6.0

Easy to track distance for a good price

allmanbb69, Ebay
11 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin has serious quality control issues

James S., Amazon
15 March 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

A little too basic

Amazon Customer, Amazon
1 June 2010
  • Summary: Pros: light, small, fast to fix Cons: No screen to display current position...that's a must have feature. Best to get the next model "up" The only way to know your current position is to make it a waypoint (storage of which is then optional)
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

very hard to use

Walmart
5 February 2009
  • Summary: Will be returning this product. it is not very user friendly.
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Overall 6
6.0

Gary

Gary "Gary", Amazon
22 November 2007
  • Summary: Would not recommend the etrex-H. When received my first etrex-H took 6 attempts to acquire a navigable signal. On each attempt the etrex-H shut itself off. On two hikes the etrex-H shut itself off in less than 4 hours (new batteries each hike) making the backtrack feature worthless. I reported both problems to Garmin via email.
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Overall 6
6.0

eTrex H

Gary "Gary", Amazon
23 October 2007
  • Summary: I definitely had problems with my original eTrex-H. First-time startup could not detect a navigable satellite signal; failed 6 times. I went so far as to climb on my roof; still no navigable signal detected. It eventually detected a navigable signal inside my house, at my desk (go figure), while I was searching for the software version needed by Garmin Customer Support online.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked great but not as user friendly as some

stingersplace, epinions.com
16 August 2006
  • Excerpt: This is an express review. I had an etrex for a year. It was durable, got it at a great price, and w
  • Pros: Inexpensive, durable
  • Cons: I couldn't read the lat/lon numbers, they were too small.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good inexpensive hikers GPS, light on some features

airmon, epinions.com
8 November 2001
  • Summary: Need a small, simple unit at a small price? the eTrex might be for you. Small with more features? move up the eTrex line. Boating? try the GPS76 or 76MAP.
  • Pros: small, light, waterproof, easy to use, Garmin quality
  • Cons: too simple for some, mediocre reception, light on features, small display
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Overall 6
6.0

For the day hiker...but not the navigator.

tgflyboy82, epinions.com
13 July 2001
  • Summary: Hikers and outdoorsman: 5 stars ***** The more complex navigator and electronics gadget "gotta have it person": 1 star *
  • Pros: Excellent for hiking, locating exact position, compact sense of direction...etc
  • Cons: several limitations: i.e, street maps, elevation, cannot be used indoors
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