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Garmin Etrex GPS

GPS Manufacturer: Garmin
Garmin Model: Etrex
Review Category: GPS

Purchase: GPS The Etrex was a gift from my crew on the last day of my employment at the distribution center I worked at previously. It all stems back to an incident last year when I managed to get myself lost while hunting last year and missed an employee function. Hopefully now that I've changed jobs I won't hear a lot about that anymore.I see them at several sporting goods stores in the Ohio area for just over $100.00

Things I like about the Garmin Etrex GPS: I need to warn you this is my first GPS so everything it does is new and amazing to me. The first thing I noticed was the size of this thing, or lack of size. This thing is small in size. For some reason I had an idea in the back of my mind that a GPS would be large and too bulky to take into the woods, especially with my still hunting. I was also very impressed with it being completly waterproof. I accidentally tested this while leaning over to net a small native trout and out came the GPS. I thought for sure it was done for, but it didn't miss a beat even after being in the water for a couple while I located it. I'm also impressed with the back up feature which reverses your course when it's time to head back. I can usually find my way there, but getting back sometimes proposes a problem, especially if you hunt until dark Great feature.

What I don't like about the Garmin Etrex : This is like your first car, what's not to like about it. Someday I'll upgrade and let you know what I don't miss from the old one.

GPS Etrex quality: Excellent, from what I said earlier about the stream accident. I'm also impressed with the buttons on the side, and get this their not hard to use if with gloves on. I haven't dropped it on a hard surface yet, but I'm sure that is coming and have very little doubt it will come through okay.

Etrex summary: Definitely don't deprive yourself another minute and get one. From finding my tree stand in the dark to just finding my way in a new area this is the best. This is a great new site, I'll be back often with reviews of my gear.

Rating for this Garmin product: 5

Author of this review on Garmin GPS: Phil M.

Date: 2003-09-03

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