Summary: This is my first GPS unit and although I have no other experience with other devices, this is purely my personal opinion. Although I have yet to put this unit through its paces with regards to trekking in rough weather, I have no doubt that it will live up to its expectations.
Summary: Last year I did a motorcycle trip from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Edwards Air Force Base in California. Along the way I planned stops at every NASA related site I could think of and in preparation for that trip I purchased a Garmin eTrex Legend.
Summary: I bought this mostly for hiking and also for geocaching. For those uses this GPS does all you need. Sure the base map comes with only the larger highways and basically no landmarks aside from large lakes and points marking towns; but if I do a little planning ahead I don't need the map.
Summary: We had an eTrex, which my clumsiness sent to the bottom of a creek, never to be seen again. I like this unit a lot more than the eTrex: - the screen is much sharper and easier to read - the device's softwre is more sophisticated; you can store much more information about each waypoint - the USB...
Summary: Nice unit, locks on fast and keeps the signal, it even worked inside my house. The base map that is loaded isn't much and only has some cities. The Garmin web sites indicate a "Marine Data Base" is loaded but I can't find it and we have a number of buoys near our house.
Summary: This is a great gps... very easy to use. I didn't want a complicated interface, and this one is about as simple as it gets. The page key navigates you thru the different functions, and you can mark a spot with two keystrokes.
Summary: for the price this is one of the best GPS units ever made. no frills, just simple ability to give you an accurrate location and track your movements. Memory is a bit limited, and accurracy not as good as you can get now, but if you can still find one of these for under $100 and you just want a...