Summary: This is the easiest to use, lightest GPS for hiking. No maps mean no screen clutter, so it's easy to see the breadcrumb trail for where you've been, and find your way back. The internal compass makes sighting a breeze.
Summary: I've had great fun with my Geko 301, but it's also been somewhat frustrating. I see that other reviewers have also experienced problems such as no functionality in forests. If you're spending a day walking in a forest, the device is essentially useless. I wish someone had told me that beforehand.
Summary: Garmin Geko 301 - GPS receiver - hiking Not a bad piece of equipment for the price...Reasonable battery life, fair amount of options, relatively easy operation in harsh conditions, fluctuating readings of elevations, once calibrated, generally appear to be within ascribed tolerances (have checked...
Summary: The re-conditioned Geko 301 is indistinguishable from a new one. We use it in our land-surveying business in conjunction with National Geographic TOPO! to find section corners and quarter-corners.
Summary: The feature I really like about this item is the computer screen where you can customize it with just about any feature you want. I bought it for the variometer, altimeter, bearing and speed since I fly hot air balloons.
Summary: This is a great, small GPS unit. It is very light and full of great functions. It won't map, but I use it to just keep from getting lost. Also, the altimeter and the electronic compass are great. The batteries last a while, but I only turn it on occasionally.
Summary: I bought this GPS to use while I ride my bike in the mountains and it works great. It is also great for putting on the dash of your car because it has rubber on the bottom it doesn't move around. Works great as a compass and gives your max speed and average speed.
Summary: Amazingly compact, no larger than a small cell phone. Easy to operate, even though there are only five buttons. Can be configured to use different units and coordinate systems. The battery life is okay but can be as short as four hours, depending on various factors (which I wish were documented...