Summary: I never seriously used mine since I don't go off in no mans land looking to get lost. I will say this wasnt user friendly to use and doesn't contain any graphics. But if you wanted to track where you started and get back to it this would do the job I guess.
It was a great GPS when it worked. It received signal…
26 September 2008
Excerpt: It was a great GPS when it worked. It received signal with tree cover and cloudy without much problem. Used in with Topo program from Magellan, the GPS took on a whole level of enjoyment. However, the software froze on me and I could not get it to work again.
Summary: Nice things about the explorist is it's cheap, ruggedly simple, good screen resolution, nice hand fit, good satellite fix and much better than Garmin's old chips'fitted gps. Great for outdoor adventure. Downside is, low resolution track logging. Can't beat Garmin's Etrex features.
Summary: I'm a hard-core Garmin fan. I own 5 Garmin receivers ranging from the old GPS 12XL to the newest GPSmap 60CSx. But for the second edition of my book, "Outdoor Navigation with GPS," I was committed to including information about a broader range of receivers.
Summary: Why does this handheld need 16 mb of memory when the unit only comes with 10 mb of maps loaded and no PC interface. The specs are misleading and I feel stupid having not done more research before purchasing this unit.
Summary: The model met all my expectations for a low-end gps device. It is acceptably accurate and provides basic location information. It is relatively easy to use as a means to record routes while hiking. The track back feature works just fine.
Hard to use, gets lost in trees and has a short battery life
M. Stoughton "geophizz", Amazon
4 August 2006
Summary: I've been using this unit for bike training, and I have to admit that I'm not impressed. The user interface is cumbersome, and the displays cannot be customized. For instance, I'd like to see a map, speed and trip distance on the same screen. No dice with this unit.
Summary: My best friend owns two of these GPS system things. So, yeah, I'm a newbie at this GPS thing. I turned it on, and it took 10 seconds for it to go to the map. Then, 10, 20, 30...60...100 seconds...why aren't the satellites connecting?...200, then finally a satellite was connected, and I was outside.