Summary: This is a very sturdy well made unit. No matter how deep into the Rocky mountains I have traveled I always got a Satellite signal. Not very easy to program on the fly unless you preloaded a sims card. Not very intuitive either but probably the most reliable handheld unit you can get. Best to use the Map CDs rather than the sims card maps sold by Garmin. You can't set way-points on the preloaded sims cards and you can't download them on a computer for trip planning.
Summary: Well I couldnt have asked for a much easier GPS unit for anyone to use. I got an awesome deal on this unit from the seller Thanks Again. Very user friendly device. Put batteries in unit walked outside and Bazinga almost instant satellite communication. Better get you one if your heading out into unadventured territories.
Summary: I am a Grunt in the U.S. Army and I can assure you this gps does everything it says. It's been with me since 2010 in all types of training from the humidity in the Southeast to the mountain ranges of the National Training Center in California and Afghanistan. It acquires satellite signal in a heartbeat and the first thing I did when I got it was dumped it in the bathtub to see how waterproof it was and it passed the test with colors.
Summary: I use this GPS for marking the locations of scientific plant collections. It is very, very accurate, so much so that it can mark locations a foot apart from each other. It finds and maintains satellites even in remote areas or under a thick forest canopy. It's also very study with good battery life. I would recommend this for anyone in need of a reliable, accurate GPS.
Summary: If you purchase used as I did, make sure the unit is no longer registered by the previous owner. Otherwise, you cannot register the unit with Garmin. Perhaps Garmin will contact the previous owner have have them deregister..just a thought.
Summary: I bought this Gps for the pleasure of geocaching, and it did not dissapoint,strong reception is what we all want more for this activity.Only cons would be the backlight and the options are somewhat difficults to understand but im a frenchie!
Summary: This is a very sophisticated GPS device and needs several forms of mapping data sets to fill all of the capabilities. Once the system of selections is learned, it works fairly simply. It does have more ways to be used than I will use. I like the unit a lot. One upgrade from my previous GPSMAPS 76s is that it will pick up several satellites within a building if there is a window within the room. The unit is light weight and so easy to carry.