Summary: Everything works exactly like I read. I plug it into my laptop and navigate. When I want to go hiking I just put it into my pocket. Where I go hiking there are usually no maps so is very important to keep bearings.
Summary: This GPS has a great idea behind it. With all the topo maps installed it works great as a back country gps. It also supports standard serial (RS232) output which makes it a great gps for APRS. After a simple configuration it is up and running with no problems.