Summary: I purchased this unit as a basic GPS for hiking, geocaching and marking fishing hot spots on the local lake. While there are cheaper Garmin units, I selected the eTrex 20 because it can be upgraded with the various maps available from Garmin thus making it far more versatile than Garmin units costing less. This GPS comes only with the Worldwide DEM Basemap.
Summary: This unit is extremely difficult to learn for a first timer. No tutorials worth watching, no how to's worth using and the manual "Getting started" is almost not worth reading. This unit may be ok for someone who knows how to use a handheld, but certainly not for a beginner. Took it back and will just use maps in the woods and on the water. If I could find a school or go somewhere to learn the eTrex 20, might have been different.
Summary: Product works as expected from Garmin, great ability to plan on your PC on a bigger screen , easy to transfer back to handheld, great product would recommend to others for piece of mind knowing you will find your way home
Excellent. I'm very happy with the price and functionality
13 February 2014
Summary: So far, we are really enjoying this device. It seems to be doing everything as expected. We are planning a 3 day kayaking trip and it looks like we will be able to use coordinates we've found online to keep us on track.
Summary: Нужен был GPS приемник для походов. Garmin ETREX 20 полностью устраивал. А цена устроила только на eBay. Длительная работа от батарей. Возможность использовать различных карт, в том числе и растровых. Других таких и нет. Можно сравнивать только с другим Гармином, но это все зависит от цены.
Summary: Let me start by saying the GPS itself is good.The software,I`m talking about BaseCamp is a pain in the backside.I will never buy another Garmin GPS because of BaseCamp.Every time it updates you lose lose information you stored in it.They expect you to back up your GPS every time it does update which takes up computer space.BirdsEye is not much better,the satellite images are old and half of the time their server is down.If I could of gave less than 1 star I would of,just...
Summary: The GPS has more features than I expected even after reading the product specs and description I use it for hunting and fishing and some work related operations. The instructions for overlaying graphics on the unit were somewhat vague. Using MYTOPO.COM and GOOGLE EARTH I have been able to install many maps that are very helpful. I was hoping for more accurate satellite readings but it does do as specified.
Summary: I use the eTrex 20 primarily for backcountry skiing and mountain biking and needless to say it doesn't get pampered. Not only has is come away unscathed after miles of abuse, it has also been impressive with it's accuracy and ability to keep a signal in places my prior GPS units have not (even in blasting snowstorms). There may be fancier units on the market (i.e. more expensive), but this little device is well worth the money.