Summary: Not only was this product packaged as advertised. It was delivered promptly and what a great product. When I hunt I go into very rough terrain and I go way in where most other hunters would never go. My new etrex always brings me right back to my truck or location I desire.
Still one of the best lightweight 12-channel GPS receivers…
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...
Summary: Ive been using this in my small boat, and it has been excellent. I usually pop it into a ziplock baggy though, because my boat takes in a of water on windy days. I've flooded them in past by taking them diving, so find a waterproof phone case or something robust, then you can tuck it into your...
Summary: The Garmin eTrex is a great handheld GPS for those who are looking for an inexpensive solution for geocaching or other needs. Simple and easy to use, this GPS is also accurate to within 3 meters. It also has a hunting and fishing feature which is a useful tool for the hunter and fisherman.
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
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.
Summary: I just got mine and I'm extremely impressed with it. It's very easy to use (hint - download the instructions from Garmin's website and read them while you're waiting for delivery - this one is newer and does more than those instructions say, but it works the same way and you will know how to use it...
Summary: This is my first GPS unit, purchased soley to enter the sport of Geocaching--see geocaching dot com--and recommended at that website as the cheapest GPS unit that would allow you to participate in this new sport of finding items placed by others by longitude and latitude.
I have used this product extensively for three years…
15 March 2006
Excerpt: I have used this product extensively for three years in all weather and terrain conditions. I can honestly give eTrex 5 stars. It has given me the ability to travel in the backcountry with confidence. You don't need color displays (increased battery drain) or built in maps.
Summary: I really like them, and this model is slightly improved over previous ones. It has an additional screen that conveniently displays additional information. It is easy to use and accurate. The first one I owned failed due to a software glitch, but Garmin provided me with a patch.