Summary I have used this product for 2 years and would now not be without it. Used in conjuntion with a laptop,the Gartrip program and scanned maps I have navigated at low level 240kts with ease and with confidence. The simple menu and page selection setup is ideal for use in a quick changing flying environment. It is also great for close detail hillwalking navigation.
Summary The only problem I have had is not being able to get signal in dense woods. Garmin should also include a pc cable with the unit. I have used the unit many times on hikes and other trips with no problems to speak of.
Pros Lightweight, easy to read screen, PC upgradable, reasonably accurate
Cons Battery life dies in the cold, No basemap options
Summary Not a bad little device if you just want to head into the woods and do some hiking. Has been reasonably accurate for what I use it for and what I payed for it. The addition of a mapping option would make this the best GPS I've ever used, that and a better way to handle battery drain. Syncing the routes and waypoints to my TOPO!v3 software was fairly easy and painless. Overall, a great model for the casual user that wants more details and more waypoints.
"very useful"on by scomooret1
Pros good for finding your location in conjuntion with good topographical mapsgood for finding your location in conjuntion with good topographical maps
Cons cannot get a signal in valleys
Summary The Etrek Summit is Stupid. It is like the Kiddy GPS. It is for beginners that never heard of GPS and are just buying it because they saw it on the news. The Magnellan GPS is much more accurate then the etrek summit. Once I was doing a Scavenger hunt with my friends and we all entered it into the gps and searched through the woods for the objects and it said that the object (A coffee can) was 250 feet away when the GPS was right above it. The accuracy is a lie. My friend was using a GPS 315 and it worked great for him. He found all the objects that were hidden harder (in my opinion) he even found them all in 15 minutes. I ended up not able to find about 4 of the 8 objects.