Summary: Great basic GPS. I bought this one to replace the same version I owned for 13 years. That one finally went out on me after years of hard work. This GPS is great for supplementing other nav systems.
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. (It's also extremely compact!
Summary: this is a nice little gpsr for geocaching, really good for beginner or a backup. nothing fancy about it, no camera, black and white display, compass loses direction when you stop moveing. It does point to your target, gets you within a few feet too. really short learning curve to figure out how to use it. and it does light up for night hunts. 5 buttons, power, page, enter, up, down. no joy stick so less likely to break or snap off. very good basic unit.
Summary: Works fine now that I have all the setting corrected. Took it GeoCaching the 1st time I used it and it was throwing me off about 100'. Previous owner off of E-bay must have had settings for something other than normal usage. Success with Geo's since reset! Great price on E-bay used!
Summary: I researched the Garmin e Trex GPS and found that it would meet the requirements necessary for my use. The purchase price for the unit was within the limits that I had set when I started looking to buy the unit. I have not had the time to operate it to this time. I have read the operating instructions, and it seems quite straight forward with a few exceptions.
Summary: i use the max speed setting and odometer with my rc boats. it's a very accurate way to check our speed and many fellow boaters use these for the same applications. i have dunked them on numerous occasions with no leaks and they float. the last one i had took an extremly hard hit and that killed it,but no surprise. overall it's a great little device for my application.