Garmin eTrex Legend Cx
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This has to be one of the best GPS devices of all time! I've owned mine for more than 2 years and have used it in many backcountry situations without any problems at all.
Menus are intuitive (think Windows drop down style), buttons are perfectly positioned for one hand use, and the unit itself is JAM-PACKED with fun/useful extras. If you have access to Garmin's road mapping software (check Walmart, ~$70), you can actually get the Legend Cx to navigate you to any address, business location, etc.
This device is not a battery guzzler as long as you refrain from turning on the screen backlighting too much, but Garmin made the backlight with about 20 brightness levels, so you can see the screen with minimal batt use at the lowest backlight level- ingenious.
It may be waterproof, but why try...on rainy expeditions I put mine in a small Aloksak pouch and use it the same way I normally would. I've seen "hot" lock on in as little as 15 seconds, "warm" typically less than a minute, and "cold" less than 2 minutes.
I can't rate this device high enough- use one and I'm sure you'll agree.
Price Paid: $209
Best gps of all time!!!! It has a lot of extra features and I like the expandable memory. I got a 2gb micro sd card card and it hold a lot of maps and waypoints and a lot of extra things. It even has a calculater and games!! Its the best gps ever.
The magellan I don't like. It is a lot more confusing but this gps is pretty simple and that's nice. Even though it doesn't have the high sensitivity chip it still gets great signals but it does not work that well inside some homes. But why do you need it inside you'll be outside or it the woods. I went hunting with it and never lost signal and the trees were pretty dense.
Overall it's a great unit.
Price Paid: $140
This is my fourth Garmin and I would not buy anything else. I love the color display especially when using topo maps. I have two chips one with city street and another for hiking, a great feature. I have the clip on holster and also a mount for my mountain bike and here is where things start to go wrong.
When using ether one of these Garmin products they stretch out the rubber waterproofing over the buttons leaving a big gap defeating the water resistant feature. When GEO caching my old Emap unite walks you right to the cache but this one makes you hunt for it. Some times it is 100+ ft. off. All that said I'd still buy Garmin.
Price Paid: $147
GREAT unit. It's the legend C, but better reception, and the micro SD slot/card. I love mine!
Price Paid: $250
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5.5 oz / 156 g with batteries
2.2 in x 4.2 in x 1.2 in / 5.6 cm x 10.7 cm x 3.0 cm
1.3 in x 1.7 in / 3.3 cm x 4.3 cm
176 x 220 pixels
256 level color TFT