Summary: My Geko 201 was subject to the so-called Y2K+10 bug. For any time period after January 5th, 2010 the GPS device incorrectly calculated the date. This resulted in an incorrect (dysfunctional) almanac which caused an excessive amount of time to be taken to acquire satellites.
Summary: This is a remarkable unit - the way that it reads through the trees in the woods - pretty impressive, but it is complicated (to me) to make it do all the things it's capable of. I got it for the enhanced reception and use just the "breadcrumb" trail, but it can do a whole lot more.
Summary: I replaced a bigger, older, heavier Garmin GPS with this one for hiking - works great, and it's easy to carry and use. I would add only one caveat - the serial port is covered by a thin rubber protector - and the second time I was pulling the separately-purchased adapter cable off, I tore the rubber...
Summary: I purchased the garmin geko 201 to use with my Nikon for geopositioning photos. It works nicely for this, but i feel that some of the features aren't intuitive. It is very simple and no frills. So, for basic information it's excellent. I look forward to trying some geocaching with it in the future!
Summary: I have used my trusty little Geko 201 for over 3 years and it has performed flawlessly. It's a suuper entry level GPS and very accurate. I would reccomend this unit to one & all. I'm the proud new owner of a Garmin 60csx and I still pack along my 201 for a backup!
Summary: This small, very green, GPS device works quite well for the casual user. I use mine for Geotagging photo's and for safety purposes on hikes and near shore kayak trips. The unit is easy to use with a fairly self explanatory user interface.
Summary: I have been using my 201 for several months. Compared to the only other GPS I have used, a $10k Trimble, it is a bargain. On its Website Garmin claims, "A WAAS-capable receiver can give you a position accuracy of better than three meters 95 percent of the time." I have yet to see that accuracy.
Garmin Geko 201: great for exercise and learning about GPS
Jon Paul Davis, Amazon
17 July 2006
Summary: I bought a class set of these for a teacher workshop mostly because they were inexpensive. But I stepped up from the basic Geko 101 which does not include PC data exchange. The Geko series is the smallest and lightest GPS receiver I have seen that has a display (i.e. is not a bluetooth GPS).
Summary: compact,accurate and fun. i reccomend to anyone thinking they might want or need a gps unit. i've also dicovered geocaching. this is most likely what i will use it for. it also measures speed and distance that i may use to check customers cars when they question the accuracy of their...