Good in woods or on water but useless for roads and streets.
11 January 2011
Summary: I tried very hard to like this unit because it is solidly crafted, it has excellent battery life and it is very portable. Trouble is, if any of your travel involves roads it might be useless. To show roads you need to spend $100 on additonal software. Garmin doesn't warn you about that up front which is not very fair.
Summary: I recently purchased a Garmin Legend HCx for personal use. I have been using the unit with the 100k US maps for several weeks now. The unit, as a piece of hardware, seems to be of average quality. As a navigational device I have found that the unit is of minimal use. The maps are very low resolution and lack necessary features (such as address entry) for searching. The accuracy of the maps is poor; they contain incorrect information and lack information.
Advertising does not emphasize requirement for "optional" maps!
James C. Kellett, Amazon
30 May 2010
Summary: Unlike the eTrex that finally broke after several years use, this new one comes with a "basemap" that is for all intents and purposes, useless - nothing but interstates and major roads. Buried in the Amazon advert, there is a warning that optional maps are available, but what caught me is that it DOES ship with MapSource, and MapSource with the older eTrex DID contain detailed maps!
Summary: Leider verfügt das bei Amazon verkaufte Gerät nur über eine US Basemap. Wer also meint mit diesem Gerät ohne Zusatzkarten auszukommen, sollte auf Alternativangebote zurückgreifen, wo explizit die deutsche (europäische) Version garantiert wird. Hier wird ein Importgerät verkauft, aber es wird nicht darauf hingewiesen. Fairerweise muß man dazu sagen, daß Amazon das Gerät problemlos zurücknehmen würde, wenn man sich an der US-Version stört.