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.
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.
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.
Excellent choice for back packers, but may have a fatal flaw
Bill's reviews "Bill's reviews", Amazon
2 April 2003
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.