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Garmin eTrex
5.2 out of 10

Garmin eTrex

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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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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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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 10
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Works like a champ.

Louie Guizzetti, Amazon
28 August 2007
  • Summary: When this unit is used in conjunction with a good map, there is no excuse for you becoming lost. My primary use for this GPS is off road motorcyling, hiking and other outdoor uses. It is very easy to use and comes with an easy to read manual that makes learning it's functions a breeze.
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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
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A replacement speedometer

Glenn Campbell, Amazon
28 August 2007
  • Summary: The speedometer on my car broke. I could spend $400+ to repair it, or buy a new GPS to hang on my dashboard. I was impressed to find that this unit worked almost anywhere in the car, not just under the windshield.
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cool e-tool

Amazon
28 August 2007
  • Summary: First part of previous post is inaccurate. The-trex DOES have a speedometer, a compas (based on GPS, you mst be moving for it to work) a waypoint input method (record them as you go or download into the device from a PC and one of many map/topo programs). I do agree with the rest of these posts.
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Overall 10
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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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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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Great for the outdoor sportsman

Jim, Amazon
28 August 2007
  • Summary: I live in western Pennsylvania and am into mountain biking, hiking, and skiing. This GPS is great for all of these sports because it's small, lightweight, waterproof, and quick to use.
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