Garmin eTrex GPS receiver 010-00190-06

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Garmin eTrex GPS receiver 010-00190-06

Truly a small wonder, the eTrex takes the best features of a 12 parallel channel GPS receiver and put them into a six-ounce package that is only four ...

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Review of "Garmin eTrex GPS receiver 010-00190-06"

published 21/12/2003 | penguin1052
Member since : 18/12/2003
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Pro Nice/Small/Portable
Cons Not detailed mapping
Ease of Use
Look & Feel
Durability & Robustness
Battery life

"Trek With Etrex"

This unit is for the person who likes to go walking. You can store waypoints such as, where you parked, camped and pubs etc. You can name the waypoints and see where you are in relation to any of them. The unit will not give you any road mapping detail so it is not really designed for road navigation. Although should you have a laptop you can get this for about £120 and a data cable for around £30 and then use something such as auto route to have street level navigation. Software used on the laptop would depend on how useful and detailed that type of navigation would be. But you can use this as just the reciever unit for the GPS signal at a very affordable price.

The unit is limited in that it can only have one route on it at a time but you can have multiple way points within that route. You can reverse a route at the click of a button to get back to your starting point and the unit will also tell you how far you've gone and how long travelled.

As with all garmin units you have the great technical support from their team and the unit will also give you latitude and longitude positioning so you can get a grid reference.

I'd recommend this unit ony to someone who wants to use it for out back walking not for someone who wants in car navigation.

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  • neilix published 22/02/2004
    I liked this basic no-nonsense op. useful - just have to be careful not to look a plonker trying to make a call with it when you mistake it for your mobile
  • feeble_albatross published 21/12/2003
    These look pretty funky. Nice op,.A happy and peaceful christmas and new year! Olivia :)
  • buster_uk published 21/12/2003
    Another GPS, well, i this i prefer the other, but i bet this one was cheaper. Jimmy:)
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Product Information : Garmin eTrex GPS receiver 010-00190-06

Manufacturer's product description

Truly a small wonder, the eTrex takes the best features of a 12 parallel channel GPS receiver and put them into a six-ounce package that is only four inches high and two inches wide. The result is a unit that will literally fit in the palm of your hand. Besides its small size, mariners and outdoorsmen will likely notice the sleek design of the eTrex. All buttons are located on either side of the unit, allowing for simple, one-handed operation that won't obstruct your view of the display. In fact, the eTrex features only five operator buttons for the ultimate in user-friendly design. Thanks to its bright yellow case, the eTrex will be hard to misplace and easy to find in any boat or backpack. The eTrex is completely waterproof so it can take an accidental splash or dunk in the water and still continue to perform. Inside the eTrex, you will find the proven performance of a 12 parallel channel GPS receiver that will run for 22 hours on just two AA batteries. The eTrex will store up to 500 user waypoints with graphic icons and boasts Garmin's exclusive TracBack feature that will reverse your track log and help you navigate your way back home. In addition, the eTrex uses animated graphics that will help you identify your marked waypoints quickly and easily.

Product Details

Product Description: Garmin eTrex - GPS receiver

Product Type: GPS receiver

Display: Monochrome - 128 x 64

Recommended Use: Hiking

Interface: Serial, NMEA 0183, RTCM SC-104 DGPS

Receiver: 12 channel

Functions & Services: Heading, speed, time/date

Protection: Waterproof

Dimensions (WxDxH): 5.1 cm x 3 cm x 11.2 cm

Weight: 150 g

Localisation: English

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty


MPN: 010-00190-06, etrex, 010-00190-00

Product Type: GPS receiver

Recommended Use: Hiking

Receiver: 12 channel

Interface: Serial, NMEA 0183, RTCM SC-104 DGPS

Functions & Services: Heading, speed, time/date

Grids: UTM, MGRS, Lat/Lon, UPS, Maidenhead

Aerial: Built-in

Accuracy: Position - 15 m ¦ Position - 1 - 5 m ( with DGPS ) ¦ Velocity - 0.05 m/sec

Update Rate: 1/second


Type: LCD - monochrome

Resolution: 128 x 64

Display Illumination: Yes

Acquisition Times

Warm: 15 sec, 45 sec

Cold: 45 sec

Hot: 15 sec


Waypoints: 500

Tracks: 10

Routes: 1

Waypoints per route: 50

Trip Computer: Average speed, maximum speed, trip timer, trip distance, sunrise/sunset times

Tracklog Points: 1536


Interfaces: Serial - RS-232


Type: AA type

Required Qty: 2

Run Time (Up To): 22 hours


Protection: Waterproof

Waterproof Standard: IPX7

Included Accessories: Wrist strap

Localisation: English

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 5.1 cm

Depth: 3 cm

Height: 11.2 cm

Weight: 150 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: -15 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 70 °C

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty


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