Summary: I picked this up for $125 fish version which I'm not using. Used on an overnight hike and seemed to work well. Like any electronic item it will take some hands on use to get familar with it's functions. No problem picking up satelites. Good solid construction.
Summary: I got this for my geocaching partner for Christmas. The only reason I bought it was because normally these models sell for $250 and I purchased this for $90. It does have many features. I haven't owned any other models so I can't really compare personal gps products. So far we've just updated the software on the handheld and installed the sync software VANTAGE POINT onto all out laptops and desktops.
Summary: It is taking me awhile to learn to use this - easier after I found the manual on-line... It has a lot of helpful ideas. Have had a lot of fun using this GPS...The one thing I don't like is that it is hard to read wearing sun glasses - which are almost a must to protect my eyesite - other than that - a fun electronic gadget!
The 310 I have work flawlessly and are a great value for the money.
17 September 2013
Summary: The display is only 2" but the new screens do not have the problem with sunlight. (Less glare, more contrast, more brightness) I use mine with the Kirsch Hunting Trax and Fishing Hot Spots maps. The GPS is accurate and "user friendly". I have two of them.
Summary: I ordered this unit the Magellan 310 just for its basic features, such as the preloaded world map and the simplicity. I have also used this device in city tracking as well as hiking. My favorite features are the elevation, current speed. In addition to time because that is important when I am trekking, I, furthermore, like how the basic map is set up, and zooms down to 10 ft. to your present location.
Summary: This unit was well-worth the money during 6 days of off-trail hiking in the utah desert. The screen is clear and easy to read in direct sunlight. Battery life is fine and we had power even leaving it on a high-brightness setting all day. The GPS pairs extremely well with the national geographic TOPO! map series. These are high-resolution scans of 1:24000- and 1:100000-scale topo maps for the continental US.