Summary: It's [bad]. I have one. I wish I'd been given another make or model. Batteries last about 10 minutes, and I'm not talking [bad] batteries here. The data sets loaded into it are a complete waste of time, they'll just about tell you which country you're in.
Summary: My husband has been getting gifts from me for 15 years and finally I got him something he really liked. He has marked several fishing spots with it and everyone he takes fishing with him to these marked spots is very impressed with his GPS. I've used it to go for walks and monitor distance.
Summary: This is my second GPS unit and by far the best, I do not need the in built map function, in some cases my 4WD club goes where no man has gone before. A great tool for navigating around the sand dunes and scrub in Western Australia.
Summary: After using this unit for the last month I've found it to be very easy to use. I've been using it for highway driving, but since there are no built-in maps this unit is really geared for boaters. However, it is still useful for highway navigation, especially if you enter waypoints in advance.
Summary: I purchased my GPS II plus in Sept 1997 and have used it throughout Fla bay and the east coast North to Hilton Head S.C. The elementry maps of the GPS III & III plus are not of use to me as a boater but some people love this feature. I have used Garmen, Northstar, Lowrance & Magellan Units.
Summary: I have been learning to sail and this unit is fantastic for coastal navigation. The ability to mark waypoints in advance and plot a route through them is great. Overall the features and construction have exceeded my expectations.
Summary: After a day of hiking in the sun, my brain must have been fried. I took off from the trail head with the GPS on the roof of the truck. At about 40MPH, aerodynamics finally took over as it was swept off and fell to the highway. After reinstalling the antenna, it still worked fine.
Summary: I ordered my GPS II+ in december '98, and though there is now the III and III+, it is by battery life and easy handling the best GPS device I tried. Although it has the US-city-database, most european cities of evidence are included (and the rest of the world, too !!
Summary: I brought my Gramin GPS II last month. The features are much better as compare to the earlier version. I find it useful for US location. However, when I am using it in Malaysia, it does not has the detail map as in US.
A rugged, spectacular essential for wilderness backpackers
William Thornton, Amazon
26 December 1998
Summary: I made a 4 day, 3 night solo hike in Big Bend National Park. This device was far more valuable to me than a compass. Even though it was dropped on the ground, briefly immersed in water and used often, it survived and told me when I was "off trail" and then gave me clear direction and distance to my...