Summary: This little unit will surprise you with its capabilities! There's no way I will ever use a GPS that doesn't have mapping capabilities after using this one. It warms up and gets a fix quickly, and is VERY accurate - I held it up next to a $1,500 model and it showed the exact same numbers throughout a...
Summary: I just returned from 3 weeks sailing in the San Juan and Gulf Islands in the Pacific Northwest. Navigation was ultimately derived from marine charts (NAD27) but also from daily tracking with my newly acquired Garmin 12 Map.
Summary: I finally got a chance to put this unit to the test and it performed flawlessly. 4 days and 70 miles on the Laberinth Canyon section of the Green river in Utah. The GPS 12 Map worked all day in 115 deg heat and even survived a 20 minute swim in my pocket, all with only 1 battery change.
Summary: This is the first GPS I have ever purchased, or used, and was alittle apprehensive about making the right choice. I can sum up my experience with few words.. It's a GREAT choice.. I bought it right before a fishing trip to Florida..
Summary: The GPS 12 MAP is great! While a little skeptical at first, after a couple of trips (including a recent flight in which it tracked speed and altitude through an 737 aircraft window) it has become a required traveling equipment.
Summary: This recent model from Garmin is probably their best all-around performer. It's identical to their most popular model, the III+, but its housed in a sturdier case and has an internal antenna--perfect for outdoor use!