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!
Summary: I noticed several reviews mentioning it taking 2-3 hours to initially start up out of the box. I expected to have to let it sit outside for a while. When it arrived and I took it out of the box to play with it a bit, it was ready to navigate in less that 60 seconds, and that was from inside my garage. It's been a great little unit and very simple to use. My old 1995 model would never have started up indoors like that. Very pleased.
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.
Summary: The purpose of purchasing eTrex H GPS is to connect it to Horizon VHF/AIS using NMEA output signal for displaying relative position of my boat to other vessels transmitting AIS signal. The connection succeeded, I see on AIS screen the coordinates from GPS. I recommend using this item for supplying GPS data to AIS as this is the least expensive way for building AIS system. Transaction is smooth. The item was delivered pretty quickly.
Summary: With this unit and my interest in my newly found hobby of geocaching, several other folks joined geocaching.com. Great fun, geocaching - made several finds and am collecting various containers to create my own caches to hide. Go to YouTube and search "geocaching" if you're not aware of this high-tech, family-friendly game, which gets you outdoors searching for caches which may contain little "treasures".
Summary: This GPS unit didn't cost much but it has been worth a whole lot in reagards to my wife and I trying to find our way around the undeveloped parts of Arkansas where we recently purchased 20 acres of wilderness and it is easy to get lost on that 20 acres.