Excerpt: This GPS unit from Garmin is very simple to understand, with a logical sequence of pages, each doing a very specific and obvious job. Itâ€™s also extremely easy to link to the PC, although itâ€™s not quite as effortless as the USB connection of the Vista CX in the higher price band.
Excerpt: While many weekend warriors head for the backcountry to escape the wonders (and headaches) of modern technology, for all but the most techno-averse backcountry traveler technological gadgetry enhances the outdoor experience without ruining the natural aspect of the trip.
Conclusion: As one of the eTrex models, its small size can be a plus. However, the small screen size is the price you pay for that. Keep in mind the eTrex Summit does not support maps so if that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll need to consider a different model.
Pros: Does not support maps, Does not support WAAS, Difficult to find “hold level” position (necessary for compass accuracy)
Cons: Barometric Altimeter, Electronic compass, Small size, Ease of use