Summary: This is the first GPS that I have owned- That means that I had no knowledge on how to initially set it up as well as nothing to compare its performance to. However, I was able to fairly easily upgrade the software(at least no more complicated that any other electronic device I've owned and synced up to the computer, i.e. iphone via itunes).
Summary: One of the modern wonders of the handheld GPS clan. I liked the unit and it did lock on quickly and the Vantage Point software is great for downloading or savings coordinates and POIs. Nice color screen, good base map and 5 buttons control the entire long list of functions that the user can apply. I did have some trouble clicking the buttons as they require a firm pressure and are rubber covered making the unit waterproof but a bit difficult to push.
Works great for the price paid....went into purchase…
21 August 2009
Excerpt: Works great for the price paid....went into purchase knowing for the price paid I did not expect getting $400 worth of GPS for $116. Have not purchased topo maps to download and have no plans to do so. If I wanted topo would of spent much more to start with. Having said that it's as simple as "you get for you pay for". Got $116 worth of GPS for $116. So I have to give it a great review....Would of given 5 stars except for lack of battery life and lack of battery meter.