Absolutely well more of a GPS system than I ever expected I could own.
13 February 2014
Summary: I am very new to the handled GPS devices, I have the typical car type and the ones I have are tom Tom and it works very well , but as for using it on foot it's not worth the effort, so it sent me looking for something I could afford or at least purchase and get what I pay for ,and when looking over amazo and ebay and etc ,do many if what is offers runs between 90 and 300 to even get close to a multi use GPS and this dilemma led me to Garmin products as they typically...
The reserection of a good companion on long, lonely drives.
10 February 2013
Summary: First of all, my rating of this device is based upon my experience with this device, only. Compared to today's GPS devices, this is archaeic technology and would rate ZERO STARS in a side-by-side test. I have used a GPS III for over a decade and with 9,300+ hours of use, the display was becoming unreadable (burning out). However, if you make repetative long trips, driving alone as I do, it makes a wonderful 'trip monitor'.
Wonderful inexpensive older technology but perfect for a low budget answer
9 September 2011
Summary: Very happy with the features of this older model GPS. If you dont want to spend alot of money this is the ticket....loaded lakes information and it gives depths, waypoints etc.....slips into your pocket and have enjoyed using it.
Summary: Buyer beware...posting this review in July 2011...all the Garmin III plus models available for purchase are OLD and even though some of the ones for sale may not have been used that much, the internal memory battery goes bad from age and the GPS will not hold waypoints in the memory for more than a few days and the cost of sending it in to GARMIN for repairs offsets the "cheap" price you paid for it used.
Summary: The GPS-III+ may not be the current top of the line, but it is a great, portable, and functional tool for the back country whether on foot, bike, or jeep. For the geek, its NMEA connector allows PC connection for use with many applications for mapping and tracking.
Summary: I bought this gadget to have cheap and reliable GPS in the car and for hiking. Actually tested a simple and reliable device which does not require delicate handling. Works the same with the European measures. 100% satisfied.
Summary: The only real problem with this older gps is its memory. At about 1.4meg, it will not downloading a ton of maps. I think I down loaded 4 o4 5 maps and that was it. It acquires signals in good time and I have grown to like the little guy.