Summary: This GPS works pretty good for Geocaching, but man does it eat batteries. I will buy some high end brand name batteries and they don't even make it through one days worth of Geocaching, 4-5 caches and you are done. If I don't use it daily, it takes a while for the satellites to link up again. If you do not have a smart phone, I would go this route, but if you do have a smart phone, download the app instead!
Has some good features. Too much unnecessary stuff and the map ...
12 September 2014
Summary: Just used it in Kings Canyon National Park. Has some good features. Too much unnecessary stuff and the map graphic is not anything I will end up using. The longitude and latitude display in the Dashboard is too small for me without a magnifying glass. A Megellan GPS I used back in the late 1990s was simple and performed the tasks I wanted without all the complications that all new electronic devices apparently need to employ.
Summary: I took this with me to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minn. Others had maps but this let me know where I was and I could tell group how far they traveled and altitude changes. I pre located expected campsite locations manually into this so that I had some additional reference points which did help but was slow to do. There was no doubt where I was and if needed could easily have helped locate sites or details of route back.
Out of Warranty, out of mind or caring, now service to repair part sales.
Blond Dog, Amazon
17 July 2014
Summary: Let start by stating that I have been happy with what it does and how it downloads Geocache data. But I purchased this "Waterproof" unit just over a year ago in March of 2013. The other day the flexible boot/membrane that covers the joy stick was found to have ripped which renders it no longer water resistant let alone waterproof. Magellans web site states that they do not repair or service units that are past the 1 year warranty period.
Summary: At this time, I have only used this unit a couple of times due to work and the holidays. My impressions are it will meet all of my navigational needs easily when my kayaking trips resume in about 2 weeks. I especially like the ease of use and the way it fits comfortably in my hand. I chose to use a coiled lanyard commonly used by divers to clip the unit to either my PFD or my boat rigging.
Summary: I used this to start geocaching as this was described as a great introductory geocaching gps. I couldn't get the software to automatically upload the files to work, that I don't blame that on the gps though. How does it make sense for the premium members of the geocaching website to have the ability to not have to use software to automatically upload the caches actually be better.
Summary: The only problems I had with the device were the descriptions of the device, Hiking and trekking are 2 different things. From a review on a Garmin 62S I found that the drift in the track was up to 80' on the Magellan it was 35' led me to believe that the device could download maps by the USB port, the USB port is for Software updates described at the MagellanGPS site, the software installed is copyrighted (c) from 2011 and the updates have nothing to do with the map, and...