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Garmin eTrex Legend
4.4 out of 10

Garmin eTrex Legend

With the eTrex Legend, GARMIN has loaded a full basemap of North Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex Legend

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Overall 8
8.0

Update to review

NT9M, eHam.net
15 June 2008
  • Summary: I recently discovered Garmin's firmware updater. I had trouble running it on my Dell with XP, kept giving me a stop error. So I downloaded it to an older Windows ME machine and then had no trouble running the firmware update.
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Overall 2
2.0

False Advertising -- NOT WAAS compatible

doktoro, Amazon
9 March 2008
  • Summary: This product is consistently being advertised as having a high degree of accuracy because it is WAAS-compatible. It is not. Quite some time ago, the WAAS satellite protocol was changed.
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Overall 6
6.0

Didn't work well down the road.

Smaug "Jeremy", Amazon
13 July 2007
  • Summary: The built-in basemap is very handy. It makes this model much more useful than the basic eTrex. This GPS works fine as long as it has a clear view of the sky. Once the built-in antenna is obstructed by *anything* such as a shirt or get mis-oriented by dangling vertically from one's neck, it can...
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Overall 5
4.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Reliability 10
10

EXCELLENT ITEM TO TAKE WITH YOU

Andrew Turner, OutdoorsMagic
18 May 2007
  • Summary: If you rubbish at map reading or you want to venture further than you comfort area get one of these.
  • Pros: I have the mapsource street index in mine. I actually got mine to trial for a company. Now use it when on the hills home and abroad. Gives you that additional piece of mind.
  • Cons: In bright sunshine it can be hard to see the screen. As with all GPS's without antenna you are bound to have patchy coverage in the tree's and beside tall buildings. The prices have really come down, this unit was £250 when I first had it. You can pick them up with the Mapsource disk for £150 on ...
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Overall 5
4.5
Value for money 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Reliability 10
10

SMALL, LIGHT, EASY. DOES THE JOB.

Ian Lainchbury, OutdoorsMagic
13 May 2007
  • Summary: A superb tool, provided you're not walking in trees. No problems so far.
  • Pros: Easy to use. Clear display. Accurate, at least I think so anyway. I use mine for keeping logs of where I've been, and for those "where exactly am I ?" moments. Combined with Memory Map, this is perfect for keeping a log of where you've been, and how long for. Mapping is good with the extra maps f...
  • Cons: Base map is fairly useless, although having used mine now, I don't use the mapping feature anyway. Loss of signal in trees.
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Overall 2
2.0

So-so

WL7KV, eHam.net
15 February 2007
  • Summary: I have mixed feelings regarding this unit. Brand new it works great. I love the pre-loaded map database. Other things are great, too like setting way points, or plotting a route, etc. The biggest problem is the joystck. It becomes intermittent, and eventually dies.
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Overall 10
10

Great beginner hand-held GPS

Angela M. Braithwaite "A. Braithwaite", Amazon
2 February 2007
  • Summary: Not having known anything about GPS units, I did a little research and this seemed to be a good starter unit for the price. I wasn't looking to spend a lot since I wasn't sure if my daughter would enjoy Geocaching. This gives us all the features we need for our purposes.
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Overall 6
6.0

This review is slanted a little; the performance measured…

Trailspace.com
18 January 2007
  • Excerpt: This review is slanted a little; the performance measured has been in Alaska which tends to be colder than normal use and with worse GPS satellite coverage. I got the Legend because it had the map memory I wanted without all the bells and whistles I didn't need.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad for what it is

NT9M, eHam.net
21 December 2006
  • Summary: I've had mine for two years now, connecting it to a Tiny Track II plus mobile rig and also TH-D7A(G) for APRS use. Most of the time it does what it needs to do. I agree with the previous reviewer who said if it fails to acquire after so long it quits trying.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fatal flaw for APRS

KF6IIU, eHam.net
20 December 2006
  • Summary: This is a fine GPS for handheld tracking use but it has a fatal flaw for APRS use. If the unit loses lock for more than a few minutes (three or four approximately) it will not automatically reacquire. Uses about 100 to 110 ma depending on whether WAAS is acquired.
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