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Garmin eTrex H - GPS receiver - hiking

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      20.01.2009 11:21
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      Cheap and effective GPS system.

      I bought an eTrex about 14 months ago primarily to help me GeoCaching (which is a hobby finding hidden items often in remote or countryside locations around the country).

      My main use for the eTrex was to use the built in GPS. This model is the cheapest in the range but has a lot of functions that can be useful.

      I found the GPS pretty good, it normally picks up the signal within 20-30 seconds in clear weather, and it can get a little slower in cloudy condition or under tree cover. The accuracy of the reading in my experience is also very good; I can normally pinpoint locations to within 1-2ft without any problems.

      It has a nifty little feature to save up to 50 locations, which is handy as you can load these manually in before you set off.

      Other features include a compass is also a great for walking, lots of stats on speed your going, distance travelled, distance to location, height above sea level.

      The small size of the eTrex means you can hold it comfortably in your hand while walking or slip it into a trouser pocket.

      It is very durable, I have dropped mine lots of times and it's survived with only a few small scratches. The yellow colour is not my personal favourite.

      If you looking for a GPS device that has the entire additional features built in with maps then maybe the eTrex is not for you, but on a budget you cannot go wrong.

      I would recommend this for a beginner or someone thinking of taking up geocaching/walking.

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      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.

      With 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.

      You 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.

      With 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.