Summary: The Garmin GPS 12 is the perfect GPS for me, I have had one for years and being so familiar with it I could pull up a waypoint with only a couple of glances at the screen while trying to find my way in the dark while driving my boat.
Summary: IT really a very good unit I have used one for over 15 years with no problems at all. Now that being said 169 bucks??? are you serious? I picked one up in a pawn shop a couple months ago in like new condition with a power cable for $ 20.
Hi-Def GPS, a must for hikers more than 20 miles from anywhere
Lyndon Liberty, Amazon
22 September 2010
Summary: Seriously, it is not pretty, and can be hard to use at times, because of the meager menu system, but it is almost military grade in accuracy. No other gps I have seen even comes close. Usually I can be spot on or less than 5' off on any coordinates.
Summary: The Garmin GPS 12XL is exactly what I was looking for. I was not after a GPS unit that had stored maps, as in New Zealand there isn't that much mapping information available - hence I didn't go for the mapping GPS products.
Summary: I bought this GPS a few years ago. As I work in the Army and my unit never fitted me with a military GPS, I decided to get one of my own. I was amazed then. It helped me out alot when trying to figure out my position.
Summary: I love this product! I used it in the High Arctic as a backup navigation tool while working as a mining exploration surveyor. Like all battery-powered equipment, the low-end temperature limitation is due to the batteries (4 alkaline AA's).