Summary: I'm a past camper who has experienced the challenges of rain, water, and insufficient space in backpacks and appreciate a tough GPS. I did not experience the many software problems mentioned in other reviews, but didn't use it heavily either. If stranded in a remote area, what's the first tool to have? Maybe a Swiss Army knife.
Summary: I purchase too many toys! I begin with this because I hope to instill a sense of trust based on the ton of stuff I learn to use, adapt too and play with; from planes to scuba gear. That said, I will save us both some time here and ask you to review John Williamson's review, Jan 28, 2010. I could not say this any better. Well done John! Highlights; Batteries: I use Lith Ion Energizers and have managed 10 hours intermittent use on kayak adventures. Always carry spares.
Summary: This is a awesome GPS once you are able to put the Topo maps on it. I had a 1500 and lost it, and now have the 2000. Both are great and are rugged. The forums on the internet will help guide you through the install, otherwise it can be tough. I'd recommend this GPS.
Summary: I've had this GPS for quite a while now and I hesitated in writing a review, hoping that maybe I missed something, or needed to download a patch or needed to do something! I really wanted to like this GPS, it looked so good on paper and I have a lot of respect for the Magellan brand. I have owned several Magellans and have enjoyed them. This one, not so much. I am an avid geocacher and I was excited to see that this unit had a lot of features dedicated to the hobby.
Summary: Great product! Although I have other GPS, when hiking, this is the one. I have used it for street navigation but think that there are better GPS out there for this function. If I am traveling and planning on doing any hiking, this is a one of a kind performer and can do all the tasks necessary.