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Garmin-etrex20.33432542
9.0 out of 10

Garmin eTrex 20

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex 20

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

jashadow, Walmart
20 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

jashadow, Walmart
20 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Be prepared to spend another $100 on maps to get anything equal to an auto GPS

Joel Pickett, Amazon
1 February 2014
  • Summary: I turned on my eTrex 20 and found it indicated I was walking down the middle of a major highway, 500 feet west of my actual location. I complained to Garmin about the errors in the basemap. Their response was; "When using a recreational GPS device, the current position displayed on the screen may at times be slightly inaccurate. The basemap in the GPS devices has been drawn from a map with a scale of 1:100,000.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Pinestump, Walmart
18 January 2014
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

crazyred2457, Walmart
21 October 2013
  • Summary: You have to buy to many add on's for it to work such as layers, purchase separate for another $100. I purchased a free app for my phone that did more and with a larger screen.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bought with Lakemaster microSD card. Wasted our money.

OriginalWI, Amazon
23 September 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this for locating fishing cribs via GPS coordinates. Turned out to be a total waste of money. The Garmin did not update rapidly enough to provide any help in finding the cribs (I already had a crib map with the GPS coordinates...just needed to zero in on the exact lat/long location). This would probably work well for ice fishing, but in our vacation rental boat, it was useless. We tried on several occasions (believing that we were doing something wrong).
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Dan3847, Walmart
29 August 2013
  • Summary: The unit is too complicated, and did not come with detailed instruction. I was able to get what I need from an app on my Android, and it only cost me $4.99. I could have gotten the app for free, but the ads are annoying. I returned the unit.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin Piece of Junk

carpenterCook "skrenz", Amazon
18 February 2013
  • Summary: I bought this Garmin for my wife as an upgrade to her existing Legend HCx which died during a fall. My wife primarily uses her GPS for geocaching so map integration is of primary importance. Right at first we noticed that this model came without any worthwhile documentation other than information on turning the unit on. She cast about for weeks trying to get the unit to integrate with her computer to download waypoints for caching.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Hitekrdnk, Walmart
26 December 2012
  • Summary: This thing is a piece of trash. They give you 10 different instruction manuals in 10 different languages but none of them tell you how to operate it or how to setup any of the functions. Garmin is suppose top be one of the best, well this one is one of the worst!
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Hitekrdnk, Walmart
26 December 2012
  • Summary: This thing is a piece of trash. They give you 10 different instruction manuals in 10 different languages but none of them tell you how to operate it or how to setup any of the functions. Garmin is suppose top be one of the best, well this one is one of the worst!
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