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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 It can interface with a computer, but it does so through an outdated RS232 cable (sold separately with a weirdly-shaped plug).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 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 6
6.0

Excellent choice for back packers, but may have a fatal flaw

Bill's reviews "Bill's reviews", Amazon
1 March 2007
  • Summary: At first glance, the Gecko 201 seems to be an excellent choice for a back packer's navigation system. The super compact size and light weight were among the primary reasons I chose it. It's very easy to use and it seems to be a good value based on price and features. It should be noted that it's low cost comes at the expense of even the most rudimentary accessory. It has nary a belt clip and the manuals are the only accessories it comes with.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good GeoCaching Model For Beginners

Justin T. Linstrom "JuneBug_n_Click", Amazon
16 January 2007
  • Summary: I bought this GPS for myself. Being the size of a smaller bar style cell phone, with the buttons on the face and the screen being smaller than average, I found it to be a little troublesome for my bearclaw hands. My wife used it with no problem so I gave it to her and bought my self the E-Trex. All in all I would suggest this model for a teen age hunter or geocacher.
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Overall 6
6.0

Gekko around the cities

SkepTik, Amazon
12 October 2003
  • Summary: I've had my Gekko for about 8 months now and have had a chance to try it out in various situations. It works very well on a bike. The handlebar attachment is good but it is difficult to release the unit quickly. I used it in a car. It works well on the dashboard but you have to stop it moving around so the dash mount would be worth considering. I've managed to check the speed of a train by holding it near the window. {The Venice to Trieste express runs at 130 KPH.
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Overall 6
6.0

Geko not so good

chuckr30, epinions.com
18 July 2003
  • Summary: This is a useful product only in wide open spaces, like the open water. Forget it if you're expect it to work in the forest.
  • Pros: Small, has many features like best fishing time
  • Cons: Turns on too easily, doesn't work in the forest
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Overall 6
6.0

garmin-gecko-gps

blueracoon01, eBay.de
11 July 2010
  • Summary: für einen neueinsteiger zum ausprobiern nicht schlecht, wenn die erklärungen etwas ausführlicher und genauer wären. es ist schwierig als neuling und nicht spezialisten da durchzusteigen.
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Overall 6
6.0

Technisch betagt, aber günstig und leicht

andreas.berz, eBay.de
4 January 2010
  • Summary: Die Geko-Serie ist in die Jahre gekommen, was man auch daran erkennt, dass die Geräte eine serielle statt einer USB-Schnittstelle aufweisen. Kartendarstellung gibt es nicht und das Display ist schwarz-weiss statt Farbe. Trotzdem ist der Geko 201 mit 96g nach wie vor das leichteste Garmin Navi, welches zur Montage am Fahrradlenker taugt. OK, ein Edge 705 reicht mit 105g fast daran heran, kostet dafür aber das 4-fache und ist eher ein Trainingscomputer denn Outdoor-Navi.
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