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121 of 125 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like this unit, July 8, 2015
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This review is from: Garmin eTrex Handheld GPS Navigator, One Size (010-01508-10) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
I like this unit. I was using a Garmin GPSMap 60CSX (now my backup) and this unit aquires much faster and is more accurate. With the ability to use larger Micro SDCards, I grabbed many free maps online, made some of my own, and purchased the Topo 24k from Garmin. It's small, light, and last almost 24 hours on battery for me. I bought the backpack attachment, but also printed a couple of clip accessories I found on Thingiverse. I'm happy!! Also, it is rated IPX7 which seems to be defined as:

IPX-7 Waterproof Standard
Puddle, stream, beer cooler and splash rated - Protected against water immersion - Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so if you do what any halfway intelligent consumer does and RESEARCH a little bit before dropping ..., May 30, 2017
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Ok, so if you do what any halfway intelligent consumer does and RESEARCH a little bit before dropping $150+ on a product, you probably won't end up surprised by the fact that this thing doesn't come with every map of every type in every part of the world. You'll probably then buy the product, happily pay for the premium maps with Garmin (because, really, at about $8 a paper map just about anywhere you go, you realize that $80 or whatever gives you a WHOLE LOT MORE bang for your buck), or happily download a free version of your map from one of a handful of entire websites dedicated to producing free maps for handheld GPS units. If you did all of that, you'd probably give this product four or five stars because you'd realize how valuable it is having an accurate, waterproof GPS when you're farting around on a boat in the wilderness. Also, the software is pretty neat. Design your own trails to upload to your device, then have your device trek the actual path taken? Too cool.
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86 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny for the rucker!, November 8, 2015
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Survival Hiker (Grand Blanc, MI USA) - See all my reviews
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Bought this and the topo maps for NA parks. I used this on a 1 week solo hike across Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the trail I was on North Country Trail was on there for my entire 140 miles. It was nice to open it up and see distances to my way points because I could calculate based on my speed and terrain when I would arrive.

I had to change the batteries 2 times which was no big deal as I have a Goal Zero solar kit on the top of my bag that I use for charging batteries and my phone directly. I use this all the time in my training to find longer routes and make waypoints where I train. Worth every penny don't get a Magellan I had one before this and returned it because it was so basic and had I felt half the features of the Garmin. Plus the Garmin had much better support from them and the satellites were always giving me a signal even in dense forest canopy!
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