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Garmin eTrex Summit
3.8 out of 10

Garmin eTrex Summit

The eTrex Summit comes on the heels of the extremely popular Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex Summit

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Overall 8
8.0

Altitude profile doesn't download

B. Farrant, Amazon
5 October 2005
  • Summary: I've checked this GPS out in the toughest test and I guess you get what you pay for, this model can display the profile for up to 25 miles on the screen , but when you download the data the profile is very hard to re create on the PC, I've tried using several kinds of download software and then...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product but buy rechargable batteries!

Matt Chanin, Amazon
5 October 2005
  • Summary: I use the eTrex Summit on my bicycle. I get my trip distance, net climbing, speed, average speed, time of day, sunset, etc from this unit. I also hook it up to my laptop and mapping software for road trips. Now my wife doesn't yell at me to ask directions!
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing Technology but ...

J. Sullivan, Amazon
5 October 2005
  • Summary: My eyes were wide the first time I turned on this unit. I couldn't believe that it was talking to satellites in space. The up side: It is fun technology! I've enjoyed having this unit on my bike.
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Overall 8
8.0

eTrex Summit Fun, Forest Fires & Work too...

Tom, Amazon
5 October 2005
  • Summary: I bought my eTrex Summit for Forest Fire GPS mapping support. I knew I would get a +/- of 12'-20'and for most forest fire support this is acceptable to us. I also use it for the altimeter at our helicopter landing fields, once calibrated it seems to stay relative based on at least 100 meters from...
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Overall 8
8.0

different from the rest

d. winder, Amazon
5 October 2005
  • Summary: i was amazed at the accuracy! after i got my unit i discovered that i finally made the right choice. the SUMMIT is the only handheld out of dozens available on the web that had a true electronic compass that will show direction without needing to moving making it ideal for our camping trips.not only...
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Overall 8
8.0

Hiking fun! Till you're lost! Never with eTrex

MAFARRIMO..., Ciao
12 March 2006
  • Excerpt: I was introduced to a fascinating new hobby, Geocaching, by a review written by scalywitch in Ciao Café. Geocaching is basically a modern version of treasure hunting combined with orienteering that employs advanced technology to locate the cache.
  • Pros: Lightweight, robust and easy to use
  • Cons: No interface to  the computer .
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Ease of use 8
8.0
Reliability 10
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Looks 10
10

There's Summit About It!

Legendary..., Ciao
14 February 2006
  • Excerpt: I won't delve deeply into the details of how GPS works. That would take ages and you might already know. But in case you don't - suffice to say that there's a bunch of satellites orbiting the earth. Each one sends out a time signal along with it's unique identifier.
  • Pros: Compact, Rugged, 50 routes, Electronic Compass
  • Cons: Battery life
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Ease of use 10
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Reliability 10
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Looks 10
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There's Summit about it

Legendary..., Ciao
10 September 2004
  • Excerpt: I won't go into the details of how GPS works as there are a number of reviews round these parts that do a good job of explaining it. What i will do is explain why, after two years, I decided to upgrade my trusty old (bright yellow) garmin eTrex to a shiny new (silver) eTrex Summit.
  • Pros: Larger Memory, Digital Compass, Altimeter
  • Cons: Battery life .
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10

O°O°O°Le tour du monde en waypoints O°O°O°

orisonic, Ciao
26 September 2004
  • Summary: Par tempête, par brouillard, sous la neige…vous ne craignez plus rien avec votre Global Positionning system. Vous pouvez ranger votre carte et votre boussole dans la poche arrière de votre sac… Plus sérieusement cet article à pour but de reprendre les avantages d’un Gps dans de multiples situations...
  • Pros: fiabilité, prix
  • Cons: l'autonomie
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