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Garmin eTrex Legend
4.0 out of 10

Garmin eTrex Legend

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Garmin Etrex Legend

Rhonlynn, ReviewStream
29 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Living in Kansas City, Garmin is local, in Olathe Kansas, and is my choice for any GPS product purchased in my house. One of my hobbies is looking online for Geocaching locations, and then taking my Garmin Etrex Legend and walking way-point by way-point, to the location of the …
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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, 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, 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 8
8.0

Great Little GPS

GG, Amazon
2 February 2007
  • Summary: I bought the Legend back in 2004 and have used it on my Motorcycles and in my cars. It has never let me down, although it doesn't have the FM and Ranch Roads I ride my bike on I can easily tell where the main Highways are and never get lost. When I need a gas satation it tells me where to head.
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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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