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Garmin-etrex.285151
6.1 out of 10

Garmin eTrex

Great Deal: $45.90

Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex

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Overall 6
6.0

oldie but goodie

crazydaisyfire, Ebay
25 November 2011
Overall 6
6.0

Entry Level GPS for Hiking

glenn-the-runner, Ebay
2 September 2011
Overall 6
6.0

Good but not great, so far

christinaleigh93, Ebay
13 July 2010
  • Summary: Not as accurate as I'd like because I couldn't even seem to be able to type in the exact coordinates of something I was trying to find [my first geocache]. Still very useful, I have yet to try it again. It updates every second very well...not so much under lots of trees though, but that's expected. Compact, lightweight, has a back-light feature I didn't know about for easier reading. Good product but somewhat limiting.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good cheap GPS

nsgrossman, Ebay
27 April 2009
  • Summary: As with most GPSs the compass only works while moving, unfortunately I didn't realize how annoying this is till I tried to use it :/ The signal isn't great but it works, on occasion it reports accuracy of 30' but then obviously isn't. Bottom Line: A good cheap GPS but if you're going to be relying on it for hikes etc. you'll probably want the "H" or better.
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Overall 6
6.0

Too much

Wassabi, Amazon
7 June 2005
  • Summary: It's a great unit for someone who would like play around with GPS. More advanced users will be dissapointed with it's lack of features. The eTrex has the ability to make your own maps right on the screen and that's about all it's good for. Each landmark you place on the map can only have 6 characters and must be unique. If you were to purchase the optional data cable you could make these landmarks on the pc and transfer them over.
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Overall 6
6.0

Limited usefulness

Jacquelyn Lavaque "buzzygirl39", Amazon
21 June 2000
  • Summary: Very handy size: about as small as my Nokia cell phone, and a little shorter. Great for shirt pocket use. I'll toss it in my daypack when deer hunting. Display is correspondingly small too: 1 1/4 by 2 1/4 inches. But if all you want to know is your current location, your current heading, and the route back to your tent, it'll do the job. Antenna is weak: even a light tree canopy or shirt pocket material gives it fits. No provision for external antenna.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fun hiking accessory

Michael J. Edelman, Amazon
26 April 2000
  • Summary: I use the e-trex for hiking. The unit is small, rugged, easy to carry and easy to operate one-handed. The controls are well done and waterproof - power & backlight switch is recessed so it doesn't switch on or off by itself in a backpack, other controls have a good "feel". It's great for getting a coordinate to locate yourself on the topo, and for remembering a location you want to return to.
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Overall 6
6.0

Wish there was more memory

"daji", Amazon
7 February 2000
  • Summary: I used this product driving across the USA and Canada, total of 15000 miles. Very accurate, reliable. Saved a lot of my time and gas. Only one thing, I wish there was more memory. Once the memory runes out, the older path of where you have been starts to get erased. I personally lost the record of where I drove in the morning by late afternoon,( if I drive containuously all day) It has a separate way point input option though, and it came out very handy.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK but nothing special.

Bill W, Amazon
24 September 2013
  • Summary: In my opinion this case does the job and no more. It is adequate for purpose - no more and no less.
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Overall 6
6.0

difficult to use

christine, Amazon
21 June 2013
  • Summary: i purchased this to to show map reference numbers as part of my employment i found it hard to follow instructions and never did find the map references i required for me it was a waste of money and is now pushed to the back of a cupboard .would not recomend.
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