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Garmin-etrex20.33284504
9.1 out of 10

Garmin eTrex 20

Great Deal: $168.80

Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex 20

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Overall 4
4.0

Too complicated for me.

Molyneux, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: My opinion - too complicated. I returned it. Having said that, if I understood all the "hiking language" and knew how to plan trips using a paper map and compass, probably this would work. Guess I'm just used to "Google Maps" and a TomTom GPS in the car and maps on my smart phone. I did go to their onlilne tutorials but I just couldn't get my brain around what this device is supposed to do, therefore, it didn't work for me - Sorry Garmin.
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Overall 4
4.0

much to small

Scuba, Radioshack
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Hard to use,like to many things built into it,I like things simple.
  • Pros: Helps With Desktop, To Small To See Map
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Hard To Read, Works Great With Desktop
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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
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 4
4.0

Too much of a learning curve for me

R H, Amazon
26 August 2013
  • Summary: I'm not new to GPS devices; I've had a few in my day and know the basic ins and outs. But I've spent a month on Garmin's website and forums trying to learn how to use this thing and still can't figure it out. Most of the functionality requires using the Garmin software - "Basecamp". Initially I thought the software looked nice and was pleasant, but after several weeks of tinkering with it I've found it looks better than it works.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works. . . but could be improved

rusheleven, Amazon
22 December 2012
  • Summary: I really don't like touch screens so I opted out of the Dakota series. Wish I wouldn't have. The knob for controlling the interface is annoying as all get out. Can't operate it while wearing gloves and it activates while in my pocket (really garmin? no button lock?). Other than control issues and a slightly less than stellar interface software wise. . .
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Overall 4
4.0

If you have a smart phone......!!!

Hiking, Amazon
6 December 2012
  • Summary: I was expecting a better screen. If you have a smart phone, go to download a hiking app and you will happy with a nice screen and very easy to use. Maybe you would prefer to buy a good water-proof case for your phone, auxiliary battery and free app. I use my Iphone 4 with Hiking GPS app, works great even with no signal.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

24Papa, Walmart
21 February 2012
  • Summary: This is a nice little toy. But be prepared to buy, or subscribe to buy, maps. The map shown on the unit in all the sales literature does NOT come with the it. All you get, out of the box, is a blank screen with a few lines on it. They call that the "base map." Also, I had problems registering the product on-line and ended up on the phone with technical service for way too long!! But, it's fun to play with.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

24Papa, Walmart
21 February 2012
  • Summary: This is a nice little toy. But be prepared to buy, or subscribe to buy, maps. The map shown on the unit in all the sales literature does NOT come with the it. All you get, out of the box, is a blank screen with a few lines on it. They call that the "base map." Also, I had problems registering the product on-line and ended up on the phone with technical service for way too long!! But, it's fun to play with.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor maps

Andy O'Boogie, Amazon
6 February 2013
  • Summary: The picture on the box and here is misleading. The maps look nothing like that. They are very poor quality. You have to spend a fortune to get decent maps. As far as I could make out it was going to cost me 70 quid a time for each area. Not impressed and I sent it back.
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