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124 of 128 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like this unit, July 8, 2015
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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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93 of 99 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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5.0 out of 5 stars small yet useful. I hate the price staggering, can't they just sell the more powerful one at this price?!, February 12, 2017
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Mark Twain (dallas, tx usa) - See all my reviews
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my kids suddenly got into the Geocaching activity and decided to get a GPS.

There are 10, 20, 30 upto 64 spaced by price. My original budget fits the 20 but 30x is about $30 more so I got the 30x.

The wireless transfer function that differs from 20 was not examed, but the basic function works out alright.

After downloading a 2.4GB free detailed street map, this little one can do daily navigation with tones telling you the turns. Good enough.

Unfortunately the Geocaching map was not easy to locate and upload. I wish I've got enough to buy the 64st that preloads all the geocaching.

it is not the fault of the Garmin, as the Geocaching sites only provide gpx file for premium membership.

The work around is to download one by one ... we will see how patient we can hold on to it. Bottomline is that a manually input coordinates work well.
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