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5.4 out of 10

Garmin Geko 201

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Overall 6
6.0

Nifty with significant shortcomings

Bryan J. Lowder, Amazon
16 June 2014
  • Summary: The geko 201 is nifty. It's light, fits in a pocket, and it could save your life, I suppose. It doesn't have any maps on it, which is unfortunate, but that's part of what makes it inexpensive and portable. It can interface with a computer, but it does so through an outdated RS232 cable (sold separately with a weirdly-shaped plug). Some significant shortcomings: -I didn't happen to find the interface intuitive. -Battery life is short.
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Overall 10
10

awesome little GPS

Marc Ohms, Amazon
28 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this unit due to its size. It is tiny and lightweight so I tend to carry it more often. It picks up a signal very fast and in conditions where others are still searching.... I can quickly pick up a signal in my basement! Very accurate as well. Backtracking or heading to a waypoint, this does not miss. It does not have any map capability but if you do not need that, this is a great little unit.
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Overall 8
8.0

big results , small package

Gerald M. Farr, Amazon
22 June 2013
  • Summary: I do geocaching and found this unit to perform well for a much smaller cost than most other GPS units out there. For someone doing family geocaching I think it is great.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ease of use, and a great value- put a Geko in your pocket!

e2800, Ebay
9 January 2012
  • Summary: GREAT PRICE FOR RELIABLE GPS & EASY TO USE! I purchased this as a backup for another more elaborate gps that has a proprietary battery that must be recharged in the field. This unit takes standard alkaline batteries and they can be changed in the field- allowing for almost endless use if you carry spares. The Geko is so easy to use- I could set the waypoint or destination and hand it to almost anyone and be relatively sure that they would get there.
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Overall 10
10

perfect for geocaching

Jenni Willingham, Amazon
25 April 2011
  • Summary: This is a great GPS for Geocaching. The battery life is excellent, and since it uses regular batteries, it's easy to carry a spare set with you, so no worries about an internal battery going dead. This model is tough as nails, and still works despite my brutalizing it in the forests of Michigan. It is hard to find a waterproof model in this price range.
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Overall 10
10

An accurate, easy to use GPS

jillfor620, Ebay
1 March 2011
  • Summary: I love this GPS unit. It is dead on with its coordinates. The buttons, located on the face of the unit, are easy to push (a lot of the handhelds have their operation buttons on the side - more difficult to grasp & push if you have small hands or arthritis) and the screen is large enough to see clearly. Pocket-size and very portable, this is a terrific tool - especially if you are going Geocaching!
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Overall 10
10

Geko

Richard Billington, Amazon
24 February 2011
  • Summary: The easiest GPS to use I've ever owned. Gave it to my brother for an Elk hunt, He figered it out quick without instructions.
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Overall 6
6.0

Geko

Lynette, Amazon
9 December 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this Geko 201 for Geocaching. It is not the easiest to use for that purpose; however, it can be done with an external compass in hand.
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Overall 10
10

Great GPS for the money.

herocharlie, Ebay
20 August 2010
  • Summary: Great little GPS. Its just what I needed for getting back to my truck while out scouting on my hunting trips. Nothing fancy but it gets the job done.
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Overall 10
10

Garmin Geko 201

jimhutto, Ebay
8 August 2010
  • Summary: I have owned sever GPS receivers – the Geko series is my favorite. It is simple, easy to use and has the features i need to navigate in the backcountry. The menu system allows quick access to the features I use the most – Mark waypoint and the Goto functions. The battery life (2 AAA) lasts for two weeks of moderate use. The easy to read display and backlight features make it comfortable to use in day or night navigation with complete ease.
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