For the price, this is a great little GPS for hitting the trails.
16 April 2012
Summary: The display is a little hard to see in bright sunlight. You have to press buttons to keep the backlight on or set the delay to a longer period. This will also eat up your battery life quicker. It is pretty good for searching for Geocaches.
Summary: If you own a Windows 7 Operating System BEWARE. I work in IT and I had the biggest nightmare trying to get this gps to communicate. This gps is definitely for IT savvy people. The gps communicates via USB to COM port. This causes a major conflict in Windows 7 which will blue screen it and fail to transfer data. After 24 hours of beating my head on the wall, I traded my windows 7 for windows xp service pack 3. Reinstalled the software and got it running.
Summary: This particular GPS came preloaded with topographical maps (topos) of the entire US. I would not have bought it otherwise. Not all sellers provide that. It was ready to use right out of the box. This is my first handheld GPS and the menus are not as "intuitive" as the maker would have you think. But with an online manual, I got through all of the initial confusion. It is working out great as an aid to bicycling around new towns...handlebar mount was extra.
Summary: Seems to be a good gps so far I only got it today though. Will look into it more but it seems like the button layout is kind of awkward but very useable. Aquires gps position very quickly but lost it while holding still inside my house. Very large screen easy to read and so far easy to use as well. Very happy with it so far.
Summary: Excellent satellite aquisition and accuracy. Mine froze once during the new firmware/software install. Otherwise great little gizmo for running around the countryside. Don't be afraid of reading the directions before installing the batteries and doing full updates after you understand the directions... it may take some thought process.
Summary: product is complex. need some study before you can really use features. but it is nice and complete. the only thing is that you need some other softwares if you want to see your trails using Google Earth.