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Garmin eTrex
5.0 out of 10

Garmin eTrex

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Overall 10
10

Still one of the best lightweight 12-channel GPS receivers…

Trailspace.com
11 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Still one of the best lightweight 12-channel GPS receivers on the market. Ideal for go-lite hikers that can read a map and plot coordinates. It's extremely light, compact, waterproof, and still has one of the best energy use rates on the market (22.5 hours in energy-save mode on a single pair of AA...
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Overall 10
10

Great little GPS

koldflow, Amazon
8 October 2007
  • Summary: I thought at first glance this was a limited unit...I didn't see any classic Latitude/Longitude display on every GARMIN unit I've tinkered with before, nor was I able to find the altimeter feature other than as I marked a waypoint.
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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin eTrex 1.1-Inch GPS handy and well worth the money!

Bill Lembright, Amazon
8 October 2007
  • Summary: I wanted a simple and affordabble handheld GPS and that's what I got, for very little money! Bill Lembright
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Overall 8
8.0

best cheap GPS

warren rauscher, Amazon
8 October 2007
  • Summary: The Garmin Etrex, at under $100, is no doubt the best GPS unit in that price range. There's no real mapping capability, but it is perfect for saving and finding locations...it's just as fast and accurate as expensive models. Unfortunately, it's discontinued, but can still be found.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor signal

A. Agnello, Amazon
8 October 2007
  • Summary: I gave this one star because choosing zero was not an option. This unit is extremely slow to begin with, but when you are in the mountains, or any type of tree cover (and possibly clouds)... forget it. You would be better off with Ray Charles leading the way.
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Overall 10
10

Garmin Etrex

Consumer Democracy
28 August 2007
  • Summary: If you buy one of these cellphone sized babies, be sure to update the firmware at Garmins website: http://www.garmin.com/support/download.html You'll need a data cable of course, but that's also useful for various other uses such as interfacing with mapping software or storing routes and waypoints.
  • Pros: Supported with firmware updates by manufacturer
  • Cons: Cost of peripherals, i.e. data and power cables
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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin eTrex Basic - Lots of bang for the buck

Samuel O. Brooks, Jr., Amazon
28 August 2007
  • Summary: I am VERY pleased with this little unit! As I have stated, it gives you lots of bang for the buck. I'm just a casual walker, and the WAAS-less navigation is plenty accurate for me. In fact, the accuracy is frequently within 20-25 feet of a waypoint even without WAAS.
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Overall 10
10

KISS

Dawna and Kent Ireton, Amazon
28 August 2007
  • Summary: Keep it simple stupid! What profound words and this seems to be the philsophy behind the Garmin eTrex. This is my first and only GPS and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I know there are more feature rich and expensive GPS's out there but my question is why buy all of this if you don't really...
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Overall 10
10

An entry level GPSr: but maybe all you need

Amazon Customer, Amazon
28 August 2007
  • Summary: I started GeoCaching with a borrowed Garmin 12XL, and found I liked both GeoCaching, and Garmin's GPS's! So when I wanted my own GPSr, Garmin was the obvious chioce. I didn't need or want anything [too costly], and the Garmin "yellow" eTrex has given me all I've wanted: it's small, it's accurate...
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Overall 10
10

Perfect for Geocaching

Jennifer, Amazon
28 August 2007
  • Summary: I bought my Garmin eTrex because I was interested in Geocaching but I didn't have a lot of spare cash to invest in the activity. I was a little concerned about purchasing what is essentially the "bottom of the line" device but once my eTrex arrived and I put it to use I was not disappointed.
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