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Garmin eTrex
4.9 out of 10

Garmin eTrex

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex

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Overall 4
4.0

No update capabiity

Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 April 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this gps many many years ago and will not repeat what I see many reviewers have said about its usefulness. The one issue I will address has to do with any updates you want to enter into this GPS. Forget it!
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Overall 4
4.0

Not very good at all.Easy to use when it worked.

Al Clarkson, Amazon
20 August 2007
  • Summary: Wont work under tree canopy. Poor battery life! Fairly easy you use as long there are not anything above the GPS
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Overall 4
4.0

Cheap, yes-- but not a good option for geocachers

Jacquelyn Lavaque, Amazon
27 March 2005
  • Summary: I purchased a yellow Garmin eTrex GPS about a year ago. My main reason for buying it was because I learned about the sport called 'geocaching', and, knowing little about these devices at that point, I purchased one on the advice of a couple of friends.
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Overall 4
4.0

NOT waterprof

Ronald R. Riesbeck, Amazon
8 January 2001
  • Summary: I bought one of these units because of its waterproof rating. That is 30 minutes at 3.3 feet. Forget that one. The battery compartment isn't rated for this.....so it leaks big time. I called Garmin about this and they said that nothing can be done. There is no fix. This was December 2000.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disapointing

Amazon
11 May 2000
  • Summary: I was really happy for about the first couple days having the etrex. Its very realiably built and simple. After about four days having it however, I realized that it really is a waste of money. Taking it hiking is just not really fun... The etrex is a little over simple.
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Overall 4
4.0

Low sensitivity

Mj Dos Reis Barros, Amazon
19 December 2008
  • Summary: Please be aware that this is the older model. The high sensitivity newer model is only £1 more expensive and is WAAS enabled. The difference in accuracy and tracking of satellites is dramatic. Used the newer version for Geocaching and could locate the caches easily to sometimes even less than 1m!
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Overall 4
4.0

protective screen' which sadly renders it useless. Just do what I did

Tasker232, Amazon
20 August 2007
  • Summary: Yes it certainly does protect - but then, so would leaving it safely at home.... The thing is you just can't read it through the plastic 'tough, rugged, outdoor, protective screen' which sadly renders it useless.
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Overall 4
4.0

etrex case

mrsilver261, Amazon
20 August 2007
  • Summary: Almost lost by my etrex using this it just fell of my belt,luckily I backtracked and found my garmin
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Настя Дуркина, Yandex
19 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Я бы себе не взял. А вот модель 62 с выносной антенной говорят куда лучше. Я так думаю надо сразу брать хороший навигатор или пока держать компас с собой !
  • Pros: Пыле-влаго защита
  • Cons: Плохо ловит в лесу. Брали в псковскую обл . Как в лес то он видит максимум два спутника а для навигации этого мало. Всю неделю он был снами и не разу по настоящему не пригодится. А вот компас старый. Лучше всех похвал с ним и в лес идти не страшно!
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin eTrex

DETODONAUTICA, MercadoLibre
18 May 2010
  • Conclusion: a lo mejor sea bueno pero no lo pudo comprobar por no saber como se utiliza
  • Cons: el cd de instalacion no se puede instalar y no se consigue para ver el funcionamiento
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