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.
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.
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!
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.
Summary: As a skeptic about GPS, I bought the Geko only for marking maintenance needs on hiking trails. I found it was fun to play with, too. It is about the most reliable way to test the speed of my canoes, and navigating in featureless aquatic environments such as bays and estuaries is a cinch. Although I will probably continue to rely on map and compass for hiking and backpacking, I'm glad to have the expanded capabilities of the Geko.
William D. Colburn "buys things on amazon far..., Amazon
22 June 2009
Summary: This is about the most perfect GPS ever made. I tried to replace it recently, but I couldn't find a newer model that offers what this model does. It's small, light, waterproof, and cheap. It also gives me a 10000-point tracklog and is easy to use. Maps are something you should buy on paper because paper will still work if you are out of AAA batteries. The downside is that this thing really needs a place to attach a lanyard. Beyond that, this is a great GPS.
Summary: This is my second Geko 201. I use the product primarily in confirming stopping points during trips to surface faclities of coal mines. The Geko fits conveniently in my shirt or jacket pocket. I have learned how to angle the screen of the Geko in my hand so that I can take a digital image of the long-lat-elev-date-time readings for my record keeping purposes. The product works well in the USA and internationally and is relatively trouble-free, ...