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Hiking fun! Till you're lost! Never with eTrex

Advantages: Lightweight, robust and easy to use
Disadvantages: No interface to the computer.

I was introduced to a fascinating new hobby, Geocaching, by a review written by scalywitch in Ciao Café. Geocaching is basically a modern version of treasure hunting combined with orienteering that employs advanced technology to locate the cache. Scalywit ...

MAFARRIMOND 12.03.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Garmin eTrex Summit

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There's Summit About It!

Advantages: Compact, Rugged, 50 routes, Electronic Compass
Disadvantages: Battery life

I won't delve deeply into the details of how GPS works. That would take ages and you might already know. But in case you don't - suffice to say that there's a bunch of satellites orbiting the earth. Each one sends out a time signal along with it's unique ...

LegendaryMrDude 15.02.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Garmin eTrex Summit

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There's Summit about it

Advantages: Larger Memory, Digital Compass, Altimeter
Disadvantages: Battery life.

...go into the details of how GPS works as there are a number of reviews round these parts that do a good job of explaining it. What i will do is explain why, after two years, I decided to upgrade my trusty old (bright yellow) garmin eTrex to a shiny ...

LegendaryMrDude 10.09.2004 · Read full review
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Where have you been?

Advantages: Small, Brightly Coloured, Splash-proof
Disadvantages: Limited functionality, memory

Sattelite navigation? in the palm of your hand? surely not! Only two years ago your scepticism would have been justified, but technology has advanced rapidly during that time and it is now possible to get a range of gps devices at a much more reasonab ...

LegendaryMrDude 10.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Garmin eTrex GPS receiver 010-00190-06

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Not unless you are very sure you need it.......

Advantages: Great customer support.
Disadvantages: Unecessarily fiddly, maps are unclear, unreliable, poor battery life.

This is my first GPS product and I hate it. It has lots of features that I don't need. The three features that I do need; reliability, good battery life and clear mapping, it singularly fails to deliver. (Granted the last is partly down to the OS). Gettin ...

Queensparker 17.06.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Garmin eTrex GPS receiver 010-00190-06

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