Summary: I have used this guy in saltwater for 2 yrs to take me to all of my holes up to 30mi off-shore. It stay in the boat all the time and hasn't let me down. It's smacked the deck hard in heavy seas and never fails!
DO NOT BUY UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE NOT GETTING TOO!!
30 December 2011
Summary: This was my first GPS and I read all the reviews and everything looked find. I got the GPS on time (thank you Amazon) and everything looked good. Navigation of the device was easy to pick up. It was user friendly. The first kicker that I found was that the base map was terrible.
Summary: Unlike the automotive gps devices that I have purchased, this tools comes without clothes. No maps are included. You must make additional purchases to make this thing worth the purchase. If you think you are getting a good deal, think again. You still need to buy a map after you receive the GPS.
Summary: I got this unit expexting it to have trail maps installed on it, which it doesn't. There is no place for a micro sd card. I tried to download maps for Garmin from Trail Link and this model is not compatable. I'm sure if you just want a basic unit this would be an excellent choice.
Garmin policies not customer friendly (read: greedy)
Elias Baumgarten, Amazon
12 May 2011
Summary: I have bought FIVE (5) Garmin GPS units, one Nuvi for the car and 4 handheld. The hardware is fine, but as many here have indicated, the product is only fully realized with good software maps, which are purchased separately (from Garmin).
Summary: This is the only GPS I have had and I used it primarily for geocaching. Others have given in depth reviews of accuracy, ease of use, and other aspects of this device, so I won't waste time on them. When it worked it was an adequate entry level GPS for geocaching.
Summary: This unit is a very basic entry level model. It has great battery life and is easy to carry around. Accuracy is within reasonable limits. The "loaded" maps are not detailed enough and there is insufficient RAM/memory space to load more detailed maps (which are available for purchase from Garmin).
Summary: This unit should work perfectly fine for the casual GPS user. However, it has rather severe limitations and quirks that more serious users would find annoying. First, the supplied base map is a joke. It has highways and major roads, but not much more detail.