Conclusion: It should be noted that this is not a mapping receiver, as are the other models in the SporTrak line. Because it is not a mapping GPS, it is more suited to hiking and marine use as opposed to street vehicle use. The basic SporTrak operates on an older software system, so its display and functionality are slightly different than the other SporTraks. Knowing its limitations, it's a good unit for the first-time user and a good value.
Pros: PC cable is difficult to attach., Battery compartment difficult to access.
Cons: Holds fix well under heavy foliage and in vehicles., Many features for the price.
Conclusion: I would have liked to have seen more detail in the contour lines. In areas that are flat to moderately hilly, the contour interval is not frequent enough to get a good picture of the terrain. If you can get around a few minor faults, this receiver does a lot and does most of it well. I would consider the SporTrak Topo to be a good value.
Pros: PC cable is difficult to attach., Battery compartment difficult to access., Lack of good contour information on mild terrain.
Cons: Holds fix well under heavy foliage and in vehicles., 108 MB built-in topo and base maps., Includes MapSend Topo CD for the U. S., Lots of extras like sun/moon rise and set times.