"Over-priced toy"1.5 starson
Summary: A well-meaning brother gave me the e Trex Vista last Christmas. The map that comes with it is worthless. You can find more detail on free state maps. I purchased a better but over-priced map from Garmin (Roads & Recreation, about 100.00) that you can download into your computer, map your routes, and then download the map and routes into the e Trex. You can also map routes directly on the E Trex, but I found the process so tedious that after two hours of toture, I nearly smashed the unit. Although the unit E- Trex can accurately navigate you along your route, you will need a magnifying glass to see it. I could not see the names of streets unless I zoomed in to maximum magnification. At that point the screen looses all context of where you are or where you are going i.e., the name of the steet fills the screen and you see little else. Although the unit seems accurate and includes an altimeter, clock and compass, I plan to return mine. If you need a GPS, buy one with a large screen; otherwise you may walk off a cliff.