Summary: Don't waist money on this. When it works, it works well but, I am now on my 4th unit and having to pay for the repairs. Each one ends up over heating and no longer working. This last time while it was turned off and in my coat pocket. Garmin Customer support is useless as well taking well over a week to get back in touch with me to get a replacement unit.
Summary: Go for it. I thought maybe I was going overboard with all of the bells and whistles. I'm glad I went for this model. The radio talks to damn near any two way and the GPS is awesome. Seconds to acquire satellite link, even in the woods. I use it in Alaska for the Army. What other endorsement would you like?
Summary: We have gone threw 3 GPS and they are typically not worth it. This thing is awesome Radio time of day fishing hunting walke talkee mapping compass . I can keep going but ill sound like I own stock.
Summary: I purchased a pair of these for a back country trip in MT. I am very happy with the GPS capability as I never lost signal even in very dense foliage and very cloudy days. I was a little disappointed with the radio function but they work about as well as my motorola two radios so I would say they are at least comparable on that front.