Summary: This unit is packed with features but does require some learning time. It does not come with maps, which cost an additional $100, and without a memory card, only limited areas of a map can be loaded. If you end up outside of your planned destination, you could be without a map!
Summary: Simple user friendly device. Won't be confused with high end device, but most don't need those features. Need to navigate to a point? Need to be able to get back to camp? Need intuitive operation? This device might be the one for you.
Summary: I have only owned two GPS receivers prior to this one. A Garmin Etrex and a Garmin Venture. This one is better than both. I like the easy to read screen and the detail it gives. You will have to upload map sets from the Garmin software for the area you will be in.
Summary: Bought this thinking it would be helpful for hiking and driving, it turns out that the maps are not very detailed and if you want to use this for travel you have to buy additional maps right out the box.
Summary: This is the best GPS that you can find in its price range, it has all the capabilities of a Etrex Vista for less price, the only difference between this and de Summit HC is the memory, Summit has 24 Built in Memory and Vista you need to buy a SD card for it.
Summary: Got this as a replacement for an older Garmin GEKO (which died last year). Greatly appreciate that they upgraded the things which needed upgrading - better battery life (now uses 2 - AA instead of those useless AAA), better sensitivity, and better screen.
very poor installation process for Garmin software
M. A. Carletta, Amazon
4 June 2010
Summary: I'm still trying to install the "Trip & Waypoint Manager" software that comes with this unit. The installation of the software required that I first read the manual, which required, in the middle of installation, that I download Adobe Acrobat Reader.