Garmin eTrex H
Up to recently I used a GPS 60, mainly for geocaching. My review is based on the comparison of these two GPS tools.
Pro for eTrex-H:
1) Indeed very sensitive. Even in buildings and in the jungle a GPS signal is received.
2) Low price.
1) Waypoints have names of maximum only 6 characters. Geocaches have names of 7 characters. So, when uploading two caches with names that are equal in the first 6 characters, the second one replaces the first one and the first one is lost.
2) Only one screen is configurable with data fields of my own choice.
3) Text input is slow because of a 1-dimensional navigation.
4) It is not possible to add notes to waypoints.
Price Paid: $99
First acquisition on any new location took about 30 to 60 seconds but subsequent markings are literally a few seconds, including under tree coverage. This is better than Magellan 100 (my other unit that got lost).
Price Paid: $80
Warning Do not buy this product. I didn't have this GPS for more than one month. The second day of use while up moose hunting I left the unit on the counter overnite. It was about 20 degrees F. I went to use the unit and noticed that the plastic faceplate had cracked. Not abused as accused by Raytech and Garmin.
They both voided the warranty and to find this out I had to call them 1 1/2 months later to find out the status of my claim. They would not even contact me as to the status of the GPS.
I will not purchase anything from a company which in my opinion does not stand behind their product.
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Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts on a budget, The Garmin eTrex H comes with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that locks onto satellite signals quickly and maintains accuracy even in the toughest conditions. And just like the popular eTrex, this little yellow wonder combines an intuitive interface and a rugged exterior into a lightweight handheld that fits in the palm of your hand.Enjoy Clear ReceptionWith its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, eTrex H locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear whether you re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on eTrex H to help you find your way when you need it the most.Built for AdventureYou can operate your eTrex H with just one hand using five buttons, which are located on either side of eTrex H within easy reach of your fingers. Thanks to its bright yellow case, eTrex H is easy to find in your boat or backpack. And, eTrex H is IPX7 waterproof, so it can take an accidental splash or dunk in the water and still continue to perform.Find It and GoWith eTrex H, your adventure can last and last up to 17 hours on just 2 AA batteries. While you roam, you can store up to 500 waypoints in memory for easy retrieval. Just enter the point you want to go to, and eTrex H points you to your destination (no street or terrain maps). To get home, use Garmin's exclusive TrackBack- feature to reverse your track log and help you navigate back to your starting point.eTrex H Additional Features: Hunt/fish calendar: yesSun and moon information: yes eTrex H Specifications:Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.4'' x 2.0'' x 1.2'' (11.2 x 5.1 x 3.0 cm)Display size, WxH: 1.1'' x 2.1'' (2.8 x 5.4 cm)Display resolution, WxH: 64 x 128 pixelsDisplay type: 4 level gray LCDWeight: 5.3 oz (150 g) with batteriesBattery: 2 AA batteries (not included)Battery life: 17 hoursWaterproofHigh-sensitivity receiverInterface: serialWaypoints/favorites/locations: 500Routes: 20Track log: 10,000 points, 10 saved tracks
- Mountain Hideaway
The improved eTrex H now offers better accuracy in heavy cover or deep canyons with its new high sensitiviy receiver. WAAS enabled for excellent accuracy. This sleek design offers easy, one-hand operation with buttons located on each side so you won't obstruct your view of the display. The eTrex is waterproof so it can take an accidental splash or dunk in water and still continue to perform. Includes hunt/fish calculator, sun/moon-rise/set times, stores 20 routes and 500 waypoints, Garmin exclusive trackBack feature to find your way home. Weight: 5.3 oz w/batteries (not included). BATTERY LIFE: 17 hrs on 2 AA DISPLAY: 1.1" X 2.1" (64 x 128 pixels)
- Vargo Outdoors
Garmin's eTrex H is a 12-parallel-channel GPS receiver in an incredibly compact package. Running up to 17 hours on just two AA batteries, the eTrex will maintain a tight satellite lock, even in a dense forest setting. Stores 500 waypoints with a unique TracBack feature that will reverse your track log and help you navigate home. Animated graphics identify your marked waypoints quickly and easily.
- Mountain Gear
Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts on a budget, eTrex H comes with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that locks onto satellite signals quickly and maintains accuracy even in the toughest conditions. And just like the popular eTrex, this little yellow wonder combines an intuitive interface and a rugged exterior into a lightweight handheld that fits in the palm of your hand.
- Ramsey Outdoor