Summary: I have been an owner of the unit for about three years. It was already already experiencing problems with losing the almanac and requiring new location starts even though I had not moved. In addition, the rubber around the perimeter started to become unglued. I called Garmin and they said sending it in for service required an $89 fee this is higher than the resale value) so I lived with these problems.
Summary: I bought the e-trex Legend C and have only used it for driving to and from different locations in my work truck. I work at new neighborhoods alot. You have to use a recent map if you don't update your software. Garmin stated that they are not providing updates any longer for the Legend C. So if you buy anything, buy the Legend CX or something else. I have City Select. Maybe another program is better.
Summary: I have owned the legend c for about 4 or five years and it has been a awesome little work horse. I have used it to kayak rivers and bays to a 5 day hike on the Appalachian trail to finding my way around a new city. It has performed very well in those situations. I would definitely not reccomend using this for routing out a long trip, I tried this when I first purchased it and lets just say it was a painful experience!
Summary: Purchased eTrex Legend Cx on April 6, 2008. Received the unit SN:15P013699 on 4/20. After extensive trouble shooting with Garmin Tech Support, I sent the unit back to Garmin on 4/26. My complaint was with the accuracy of cache/waypoints particularly in the longitude readings when over a known waypoint with exact coordinates, I found the unit to register as much as 25-35 feet away.
Summary: I concur with the positive reviews for this product--this is one fantastic little invention that really makes for smooth navigation of new cycling routes! I give it 3 stars because it's not Mac compatible. BEFORE you buy this product, get the book "Outdoor Navigation with GPS". This is VERY helpful for understanding how GPS works, will help you select an appropriate GPS unit, and includes many helpful suggestions for saving battery power, etc...
Summary: I've had the Legend C for 3+ years and love it. By now you can buy it with a memory card which is much better for street software. For just topo software, the older style is fine (but 8 MB in the basic legend is not). First off, Garmin is an outstanding company. After 2 years of hard travel all over the world, the rubber surround was coming loose so I sent it in to get repaired fully willing to pay (even with the loose rubber surround, it never faltered in heavy rain).
Summary: This was my first GPS. I did my homework and checked out the various features I was looking for. I'm very happy with this product and it has exceeded my expectations. Nice bright screen and good battery life.
Summary: I paid only $139 for a refurbished unit, complete with a full factory warrenty, and couldnt be happier! Be advised that this is a discontinued unit, and the base map can not be changed, but it was always my intention to buy the current City Navigation maps, so the point (for me) is moot. This WASS capable unit does everything the big boys do, at a faction of the price.