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Garmin-etrex-legend.271099
5.0 out of 10

Garmin eTrex Legend

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex Legend

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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin eTrex Legend Handheld GPS Receiver - Functional but Outdated

AliventiAsylum, epinions.com
22 August 2010
  • Summary: The technology of most GPS units has far eclipsed what is here making it little more than a glorified compass now.
  • Pros: works well for orienteering, easy to use & manage
  • Cons: satellite reception not all that great when anything is blocking the sky, technology outdated
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Entry Level GPS

one_listen, epinions.com
14 May 2009
  • Summary: Great option for the casual user on a budget, but if I were lost in the wilderness - I'd probably want more.
  • Pros: Easy to use and cheap !
  • Cons: Loses signal in deep woods
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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. I don't know if it was something in the new firmware, or if erasing the unit took out something that I had boogered up, but the unit is definitely performing better. It's acquiring a lock faster and I'm not having so many problems with the display.
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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. Garmin has not updated the firmware for the etrex Legend, and since that time, having WAAS compatibility enabled will cause this unit to lock up after 15-40 minutes of usage. This information is directly from Garmin tech support.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good GPS unit for the casual user

egeefay, epinions.com
26 January 2008
  • Summary: The Etrex Legend needs a perfectly clear sky with no cloud cover or trees in order to lock on to the satellites.
  • Pros: Rugged. Easy to read in sunlight. Runs a long time on 2 batteries
  • Cons: Keeps losing reception.
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Overall 6
6.0

A good gps unit for the money

compwhiz67, epinions.com
29 September 2007
  • Summary: good for if you enjoy the outdoors, but for vehicle navigation its a little tough.
  • Pros: Small, allows you to find your location easily
  • Cons: Loses signal indoors and in dense urban areas / trees
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Overall 8
8.0

Etrex Legend - buy it for the technology ...

alfu47, epinions.com
15 September 2007
  • Summary: Recommended
  • Pros: Awesome technology
  • Cons: Poor build
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad reset

craigslistlove, epinions.com
20 August 2007
  • Excerpt: I really like the device for seeing where I am. Especially fun when on an airplane and there's featu
  • Pros: Price and handiness
  • Cons: No reset button for trip odometer
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Overall 6
6.0

Where Am I?

donc230, epinions.com
27 July 2007
  • Summary: If you do not need an audio prompted, turn-by-turn hand hold to your destination, you could save with this older technology
  • Pros: Price, ease of hand held use, uncomplicated
  • Cons: Aging technology, battery life, antenna sensitivity
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Overall 6
6.0

Didn't work well down the road.

Smaug, 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 easily lose the signal. The more expensive Legend Color has a better reception system, but you really pay for it.
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