Summary: When you want a hassle-free, simple GPS navigator for any outdoors and watersports use, such as hiking, cycling, kayaking, sailing, or fishing, the Garmin eTrex is a good option. It can be connected to a PC for viewing traveled tracks and for downloading new waypoints.
Excerpt: One of the best values in an affordable GPS handheld for outdoor use we’ve seen, the eTrex® from Garmin fits cutting edge GPS navigation into a very compact and easy-to-use device featuring a WAAS-enabled receiver, 22 hours of battery life (2 AA) and a waterproof design that can take a dunk in the...
Excerpt: The Garmin eTrex is a very basic GPS receiver that performs most of the same functions as the original eTrex (introduced about three years ago), including position fix, route tracking, and backtracking to your original position. Unfortunately, it offers little else.
Excerpt: This GPS unit has a good page sequence to the winner (although it lacks an elevation data page telling you how high youâ€™ve climbed etc). Hooking it up to your computer and downloading routes is also very simple, but you need to buy the data cable separately (around Â£27).
Conclusion: I think it's appropriate to compare the eTrex to the Geko 201 because they're bothbasic receivers in roughly the same price range. Since the eTrex has been available longer than the Gekos the price of the eTrex has come down.
Pros: Capable of only one route., No map support.
Cons: The manual walks you through a "Goto" exercise - a good way to learn its use., PC interface
Excerpt: Lost in the Atlantic? Wie man nachlesen konnte, hatte ich bereits vorige Woche vermeldet, meinen lang ersehnten Urlaub im Wanderparadies Madeira zu verbringen. Es wird mir eine Freude sein, euch in hinreichenden Reiseberichten zu informieren.