Summary: I bought this to replace a nice 60Csx that I lost overboard. The description on Amazon said that it was great for navigating on the water. Then, when I finally got it, I found out that their definition of navigating "on the water" means a very few inland lakes that you have to buy software for.
Summary: Bought this unit to replace an old Magellan that had been purchased years back with topo maps as part of the deal. Reading the reviews and description of this Garmin eTrex Summit HC lead me to believe that you would be able to use the included "Trip and Waypoint Manager" for hiking.
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.
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.
Summary: i was really disappointed with this product.the mapping that comes with it is very poor, not even showing the main A roads near to us. the maps that you are then forced to buy are incredibly expensive. it is not compatible with other digital mapping systems. we sent it back for a refund.
Summary: I'm on my second Summit HC, the first one going back as faulty as would only track for a short time before crashing and the replacement isn't much better, just going for slightly longer periods between crashes.
Summary: Das Gerät besitzt keinen Einschub für Speicherkarten. Mit dem mickrigen 24 MB internen Speicher können keine Maps geladen werden.Für Trekking völlig unbrauchbar. Nach Auskunft des Herstellers veraltet und längst durch neue Systeme ersetzt.