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Garmin eTrex Summit HC

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Overall 8
8.0

works pretty good , but symbols could be larger

blaineo, Amazon
27 December 2013
  • Summary: This is a good tool for the woods, but unless I am wearing my glasses, it is hard to read the symbols on the map.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good unit and features for the price.

montgobr, Ebay
25 July 2011
  • Summary: Purchased this GPS to track waypoints of trees. Unit was fairly easy to use, but could use some upgrades on menu navigation and the ability to customize. Overall, unit was worked very well for the price. Battery life seems good as well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great gps for the money!

adamvac6, Amazon
12 March 2011
  • Summary: I have always liked garmins but i wanted a new gps that I could put topo maps on so I could truly see where i was and wanted to go without having to carry around a map book. My use of the unit has been for natural resources college classes, work, big game hunting, and for search and rescue. The unit its really easy to setup and use. The map packs are pretty expensive but I got the detailed maps for CO where I live and they are great.
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Overall 8
8.0

Gotta luv' the color screen, compass, and altimeter!

blues_is_blues, Ebay
7 February 2011
  • Summary: I am a map and compass guy, but since I've started hunting solo I thought I better break into the GPS world. This unit is a good balance between features and ease of use, as best I can tell. I was hesitant to go Garmin at first, until I found third party maps at a gps website (hint: what does a train stop at?) that had topos for my area.
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Overall 8
8.0

good toy

annieldo, Ebay
28 January 2011
  • Summary: Very good toy! Works great, but the maps included are to much simplefied. there's about to nothing on it si we can mach the way to a lake, around it or where's the lake? Then, the map programs, the cd's we can buy costs a lot of money!! It's important to be aware of that and look at the prices of the necessairy maps regions, to conciderate the prices with the gps price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product, could be better

W. Simpson, Amazon
9 October 2010
  • Summary: I'll preface this by saying that I'm a novice GPS user, and some of my problems could be user error. I recently hiked England's Coast to Coast path using this product. It does the job it is supposed to do, but not as easily as it perhaps could. I downloaded a set of 190 waypoints for the hike. The directions for doing this weren't clear to me, so I had to contact customer service. They promptly told me how to do it, and it was very easy once I knew how.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great hardware, poor software

stvbck, Amazon
10 August 2010
  • Summary: I have been using my etrex summit HC for two years now, mainly for bike riding and exploring obscure forest service roads in the Stanislaus National Forest, CA. I have been very pleased with the unit itself, easy to use, bright screen, sensitive, AA batteries, perfect fit on bike handlebars. I am disappointed with the Mapsource and Base Camp software though. Both programs are crude and run like a preliminary version of software in development.
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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin eTrex Summit HC Handheld GPS Receiver

John Marcocchio, Amazon
3 March 2010
  • Summary: i bought this model because i needed a compass that worked when stationary and I needed an accurate altimeter. i was pleasantly surprised both with the accuracy of the compass and the altimeter. I am based in Jamaica and was concerned when buying it about the level of detail in the base map and whether the satellite reception would give me high enough resolution. It works great.
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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin Summit HC: Good General purpose pocket GPS

HNA, Soddy Daisy, TN, Amazon
4 October 2009
  • Summary: The HC is good for making your way through unfamiliar terrain. It's handy for marking hunting, fishing, and navigation points. Like other less expensive GPS units, the base map is very much lacking in detail. I feel that Garmin and other GPS manufacturers could provide a better base map. The owner's manual is sufficient and the unit's controls are well placed.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Garmin eTrex series stands as a massive force…

Cleric, Trailspace.com
3 September 2009
  • Excerpt: The Garmin eTrex series stands as a massive force in the current civilian GPSr market. With many models to choose from, consumers can pick a receiver that best fits their perceived needs and price-range. And, Garmin has done well with keeping this line current. The eTrex line has been updated with the "HC" series, which features more sensitive satellite antenna and chip set, slightly stockier build, and a bright color screen.
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