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Garmin Geko 201
3.6 out of 10

Garmin Geko 201

With its distinctive canopy-green case, the powerful Geko 201 Read more

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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

Subject to the Y2K+10 bug, but fixed!

GJ Geocacher "gps user", Amazon
7 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

I like it, but it's hard to get to know

E. Jones "recordman", Amazon
21 June 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent minimalist GPS, but ...

D. Kronstadt "kronhead", Amazon
27 April 2008
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

good for minimalists

MyNeChimKi "MyNeChimKi", Amazon
23 August 2007
  • 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!
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent beginner GPS

Dane B. Jensen, Amazon
8 May 2007
  • 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!
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Overall 8
8.0

The Little GSP That Could

Crystal M. Evans "C Evans", Amazon
2 April 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

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).
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Overall 8
8.0

cool gadget

W. James, Amazon
30 September 2005
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

I would recommend this for its size and performance

Ron Malinowski, Jr., Amazon
16 December 2004
  • Summary: I have owned this GPS for about a year now, I love it for it's size and detail it provides on the track log or "breadcrumbs", it can remember ten thousand points, which is great for downloading your last trip. It pulls in signals very well.
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