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Garmin eTrex Summit
4.4 out of 10

Garmin eTrex Summit

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex Summit

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Overall 8
8.0

Good product for the $

shanes_erin78, Ebay
27 September 2011
  • Summary: Good unit! It got me back to within 20 feet of my original location the first time using it! Overall nice and easy to operate!
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Overall 8
8.0

essy to use

davidr6065, Ebay
1 December 2010
  • Summary: Easy to use, picks up satalites quickly, even in the house. only four function buttons, easy for one hand opperation. I was told by a freind that the summit was simple to use and he was right. I bought it used and it still works good, I got a good deal for $54.00.
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Overall 8
8.0

Like and dislikes

pappyjbf, Ebay
5 April 2009
  • Summary: Really like colored screen,shows up in daylight good. The manual leaves a lot to be desired assuming you know all about GPS's in general. Was hoping the base map had mmore land features or topo included.
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Overall 8
8.0

Hand Held Garmin-eTrex Summit GPS Reciever

slewis1960, Ebay
9 September 2007
  • Summary: I was looking for an inexpensive hand held GPS unit to use for business ventures and to use while hiking in the mountains. I sought a Summit Unit after discovering that my brother already had one and a co-worker also had one and loved it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Altitude profile doesn't download

B. Farrant "nzbicycletours.com", Amazon
10 January 2003
  • 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

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

Tom, Amazon
30 April 2002
  • 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

Amazing Technology but ...

J. Sullivan, Amazon
17 October 2001
  • 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

Great product but buy rechargable batteries!

Matt Chanin, Amazon
24 February 2001
  • 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

different from the rest

d. winder, Amazon
16 August 2000
  • 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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