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    1. Garmin Forerunner 201 Wrist-Mounted
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    1. Garmin Forerunner 201 Wrist-Mounted GPS Personal Training Device
    by Garmin
    list price: $167.99
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    Asin: B0000CFYCH
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 66
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    GPS and a personal training device!The Forerunner 201 is a personal training device designed for the high-performance athlete as well as the recreational walker or runner. It offers an easy-to-read display, adjustable wristband and an integrated GPS sensor. It is compact, lightweight and waterproof. The Forerunner 201 is the ultimate personal trainer. It uses GPS satellites to calculate speed, distance and pace information so you can focus on your run. You don't even have to think about starting and stopping the timer or punching the lap button to record stats; Forerunner will do it automatically. When you need motivation, Forerunner's Virtual Partner ... Read more


    • Stores lap times, distances, and calories burned
    • Adjustable wristband and A/C desktop charger with PC interface
    • Waterproof; includes serial PC interface
    • Calculates precise speed, location, and altitude as you workout
    • Integrated mapping functions display your progress on your favorite routes

    Reviews (162)

    5-0 out of 5 stars All terrain, all weather!
    This thing rocks. I just received mine and after a night of charging the battery, took it for a short run. Although the initial start-up took a while to find satellites (~10mins), once locked on, it never lost track and subsequent start-ups took less than two minutes.

    Contrary to what many have said here, I ran in a full-blown rain storm (Northern Virginia), through a couple heavily forested park areas and, for 45 minutes, never once lost satellite reception. The pace (on the "more" setting), picked up my pace within the first tenth of a mile and only read funky after I paused at an intersection for a car that was gunning for me.

    Because of the negative comments regarding reception, I almost went with one of the glorified pedometers sold by Nike/Polar. Thank goodness a friend at work talked me into trying the Garmin first. I have absolutely no complaints!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Forerunner 201:the equal of Fitsense FS-1
    [Note added on 6/03/05:after an additional three weeks of product testing, I've revised upward, considerably, my view of the Forerunner 201.The model I describe below came with 2.20 software.You should download 3.50 software from the Garmin website; it greatly improves the device's performance.Although the upgraded Garmin still lags severely behind the Fitsense in heavily tree-overhung conditions--forest trails with full cover--it is every bit the Fitsense's equal in all other conditions.I've worn BOTH devices on my runs for the past few weeks and they track each other with almost uncanny precision.The Fitsense responds more quickly to changes in current pace, but if you set the Garmin for "lap pace" and set lap distance for 1.00 miles, you've got a nifty and useful setting.I recommend both devices highly.]

    Here are some lessons distilled from my two-year experiment with the Fitsense FS-1 and one weeks's experience with the Garmin Forerunner 201.

    The Fitsense and Garmin are based on entirely different premises, and therefore have entirely different strengths and weaknesses. The Fitsense works with moment-by-moment acceleration on the ground, through the mechanism of a food-pod accelerometer. When properly calibrated (and I'll talk about calibration in a moment), it can be very accurate. I've run 5 mile races and had it register 4.98 as I crossed the line. But its accuracy depends on many things: it varies with different terrain; with an increased or decreased stride rate (it implicitly encourages you to maintain a consistent stride rate; if you slow at the end of a race, it registers less distance); with uphills and downhills (it registers more distance and a faster pace going uphill; less distance and a slower pace going downhill); and with distance (if it's 2% short, for example, then it's obviously going to cut more mileage off a longer run). In large races where many people are wearing Fitsense and other wrist-devices, it goes haywire--or at least that's what it's done for me at the St. Jude Marathon for the past two years. (Other people's food-pod-to-wrist frequencies interfere with mine, apparently.) It does a great job on forest trails and in the vicinity of tall buildings, and of course it works great indoors. Properly calibrated, it gives you an almost immediate "current pace" reading; if I want to run 800s on a loop I've worked out in a local park, it stabilizes on current pace within a few seconds. There's no lag. On the other hand, the "current pace" it actually gives may oscillate 10-20 seconds a mile. Still, when you learn to work with it, it's pretty useful. If I want to run 800s in 3:00, I can look at the Fitsense and if it registers anywhere between 5:50 and 6:10--or if it bounces back and forth--I know I'm pretty much where I want to be. The "cumulative pace" reading is extremely useful in this context; after I've gone a couple of hundred yards, the cumulative pace reading is very accurate--although, of course, if the device is only 2% off, so that it reads 3:00 when I pass the half mile marker but the device itself reads .49, it's going to tell me that I ran a cumulative pace of 5:52 or so, rather than 6:00. I can live with that. For such short distances, I care about my measured loop, not the distance registered by Fitsense.

    In races, properly calibrated, the Fitsense is, again, pretty accurate. But since it tends to register more distance--and thus a faster pace--at race paces (or perhaps at slightly increased "race stride-rates"), it may show me a cumulative pace that is 5 or 7 seconds a mile too fast. I may think that I'm right on a PR pace, then discover as I approach the finish line--if I haven't been paying attention to my actual time at each actual mile marker--that I'm lagging. What I actually do is use the cumulative pace as a general guide, but then make a point of hitting the "lap" button at each mile marker so I can go back after the race and find out what my splits actually were.

    That's the Fitsense. It's a pretty good device. I calibrate the footpod by running a carefully-measured mile (measured with my accurate bike odometer) in a local park. If it reads too short of too long, I reduce or increase the CalVal a couple of points. That's at training pace. Prior to a race, I increase the CalVal a couple of points; that seems to work.

    What about the Garmin?

    Well, it CAN be extremely accurate, under certain circumstances. I first became aware of the device last September, when I was in the middle of the Tupelo 14.2 miler and realized that--perhaps because of the "increased stride rate during a race effect"--that my Fitsense was a full two-tenths of a mile off at the 7 mile point, and that my cumulative pace reading was, accordingly, about 20-25 seconds off. A guy I pulled even with was two HUNDREDTHS of a mile off. What was he wearing? A Forerunner 201. So I made a mental note to investigate the device. When I checked out this Amazon website, I found 150 posts about the Garmin and two about the Fitsense. The love-hate thing about the Garmin seemed to tilt noticeably towards the love, and the haters sometimes didn't seem to know how to optimize the unit. (I'm willing to believe that I haven't yet learned how to optimize it.)

    The Garmin is clearly extremely accurate--more accurate than the Fitsense--on relatively flat or gently rolling courses that don't have much tree cover. I was astonished at how well it tracked with my bike odometer (without a single dropout) when I rode the Double Decker certified 10K course here in Oxford--EXCEPT for the miles in which the road narrowed and had tree cover, and/or went steeply uphill. Then it recorded less mileage.

    When I ran on forest paths, however, its performance degraded severely.

    The Garmin is not good--and clearly inferior to the Fitsense--in the matter of current pace, particularly quick response to current pace. When you start from a dead stop, current pace begins at 35:00/mile and slowly descends through 12:00, 11:00, down to whatever you're actually running. It takes at least 30 seconds, or maybe even 45 seconds, to register current pace accurately. So that for a particular application that's important to me--knowing what pace I'm running after the first hundred hards of a race and making small adjustments--it's distinctly inferior to the Fitsense.

    Too, if you happen to pass under trees in the course of your run, the "current pace" begins to drop as signal is interrupted. This happens, I've noticed, even before the "low GPS signal" beeper chirps up. Then, when you come back out into the clear, the current pace reading sags in the other direction, to somewhat slower than you're actually running, as the device tosses all those missed hundredths of a mile (due to the momentary dropout) back into the averaged momentary pace. The phenomenon I'm talking about takes place when you set the device for "least smoothing." Of course if you set it for "more" or "most" smoothing, you notice none of this. That's because you've set your Forerunner up to be extremely unresponsive. When you set it on "most smoothing," the device is worse than useless for the sort of "repeat 800s on the road" interval work I describe above. Since ALL of its current pace readings are highly leveraged--actual current pace effectively averaged with current pace from 10 and 20 seconds ago; or rather, distance traveled in the last ten seconds averaged with distance traveled in the ten seconds before that--I want the least possible smoothing, which is to say the least possible moment-by-moment inaccuracy. This is especially true in race situations, where a momentary surge of 10-15 seconds a mile makes a huge difference in whether you're running the redline or over it.

    One significant advantage of the Garmin over the Fitsense: on a flat open course, the Garmin is simply.....accurate. It doesn't need calibration. It doesn't gain or lose fractions of a mile if you slow your stride rate, or change surfaces. And as far as I can tell, it's unaffected by other nearby runners wearing wrist gizmos. So for a half marathon on country roads without tree cover--I'd go with the Garmin, if I had it, which I now do.

    For forest trail runs, or for runs where I know I'm going to be dealing with tree cover or tall buildings, or for runs where my current pace is particularly important to me, I'm going to go back to the Fitsense.

    There's more to say, obviously. Both devices are simply useful tools--and yes, as some have said, both can precipitate addictions! I'm continuing to experiment. I hope I've made clear that I'm willing to look honestly and the strengths and weaknesses of both devices, as I've discovered them. The Fitsense is fantastic--when it's not maddening (as it was for me at last year's St. Jude, where I simply abandoned all attempt at letting it register my mile pace (since it was registering 25% too short) and simply hit the log button at each mile marker, so I could do the postmortem with accurate splits.) From what I've seen, the Forerunner does a couple of things better and slightly more things not as well

    3-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't receive GPS signals in cities
    The unit is great, but it's too finicky about picking up GPS signals.

    While I'm running around Cambridge/Boston, MA, it NEVER picks up a signal.
    Okay, maybe that's understandable in an urban area.But it doesn't pick up
    a signal on the bridges between Cambridge and Boston, either.These are
    long bridges, particularly the Harvard bridge, with no suspension
    structure, nothing above the road except clear blue sky, but no GPS signal
    picked up during the four minutes or so it takes to run across them.

    Conversely, it picked up a signal just fine when I mistakenly left it
    turned on while in my back-pack, in my house, in Woburn, MA, a suburban
    area.Go figure.

    How do car-mounted GPS units work in cities?Do they rely more upon the
    car's known speed/direction to use dead-reckoning along the road?Or did
    Garmin make compromises in the GPS signal handling in this unit to make it
    fit on a wrist?

    Other (minor) issues:

    The manual is badly written.For every option, it explicitly spells out
    the required button presses in painful details.The unit actually handles
    menus very consistently: two buttons to scroll through the options; one
    button to select the highlighted option (which may take you to a child
    sub-menu); one button to back-out of a menu, to go to the parent menu.The
    manual should have described this menu navigation scheme once, and then not
    repeated it for every option, instead using the space to describe the
    options in a little more detail.

    The unit certainly knows the current date and time, as it's encoded in the
    GPS signal, and it can be set to display the current time, but there's no
    way to make it display the current date.That would have been useful.

    It would be nice to turn off the GPS capabilities temporarily, for example
    when you're in your basement den reviewing your past runs, and don't want
    to be bothered by the warnings about a weak GPS signal.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Two tries - not a fan
    I have ordered two Garmins now and tried to put them to use for my runs. The first unit I ordered locked up right out of the box.I returned it for a new one.The second one was highly problematic right out of the box.I upgraded the software for free on the Garmin website and it got much better.However, after miles of experimentation, I've decided that the Forerunner is not the right device for me.Really, it's because of the nature of GPS.Any time I hit heavier shade along my favorite path, the signal goes out.Smoothing helps me keep some of my assumed data, but I still lose more than I am comfortable with.Second, I do not like how inaccurate the pace measurement is. I don't even know why they have the main screen, the "real time" pace is so inaccurate it's completely useless.After way too many hours of online research, I finally found a way to get more accurate pace as I run. I had to set the custom screen for lap pace, average run pace and distance.I then set the autolap for .25 miles. So the average lap pace recalculated every .25 miles and was the most accurate of any reading I obtained to date. But I still worried that if I ever ran fartlke or tempo or did varying speed work of any kind, I'd never really know at the moment how fast I was running.That was very frustrating for me.However, it's the nature of this unit, it only checks your position every 10 seconds or so and if the satellite signal is weak while it's checking, your pace data is basically junk.

    I'm sorry to return this item and sorry it isn't going to work for me. I have spent hours troubleshooting and now know more about GPS than I ever cared to!The features on the Forerunner are very cool, but I think for my money, I would have preferred less features and a stronger antennae!

    Basically, if you like real time pace and you run in the shade (which really we should all be doing whenever possible!), this device isn't going to be nearly as accurate as advertised!

    3-0 out of 5 stars not as wonderful as I had hoped
    This device is great when it works.It frequently has difficulty picking up a signal (you must be at the top of a hill)and occasionally stops tracking/timing (reasons unknown).If you are walking or running in the woods or on a tree-lined street, forget it.Battery charging and life is excellent. ... Read more

    2. Garmin Carry Case for eTrex Series & Summit
    by Garmin
    list price: $17.99
    our price: $12.34
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004VX39
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 275
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Carry your GPS everywhere with this protective carrying case. Prevents damage to your GPS. ... Read more


    • Genuine Garmin-quality product
    • Covers and protects your eTrex or Summit
    • Nylon material ensures durability
    • Great for storage or on-the-go protection
    • Easy to slip on and off

    Reviews (24)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Regardless of other reviews, this is a winner
    I received the case yesterday and took it on a hike in pretty heavy woods today.I got fine reception. And you can manipulate the controls OK.Screen covered by plastic to protect but that was not a problem.
    FYI-I ordered from Amazon and used their free shipping option. They bluffed and said 7 to 9 days. I said OK.I actually recieved the order by UPS in 23, yes 23 hours, after placing order!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Lost a star because I don't use it exactly as intended.
    I got this holder mainly because I wanted to be able to keep my GPSr handy wile hiking, but out or the way and still recieveing. Here is the deal, I geocache, and I do it quite often. When I used to go out on longer hikes I would loop the leash on my GPSr around the strap on my pack, and then tuck my GPSr under the strap on my sholder where I couldn't see it, but it could see the sky, all that got me was a sore sholder and a GPSr dangeling by my waste not recieveing. Now with the holster I leash the holster to my pack, and clip the holster to my pack strar at about mid chest. I can see what I need to through the window of the holster, and if I need more detail I just pull the reciever out so I can see the screen better. This set up keeps my reciever close at hand, out of the way and recieveing when I don't need to see it, and protected from scratches (if you are a cacher, you know your GPSr has lots of scratches). As for the window that everyone complains about, I see it this way, I would rather have to take out my GPSr to read it better than have to replace my GPS because the window on it has gouges in it. Look at this holster as insurance with the benifit of keeping the GPS out of the way and it is a great bargain. Untill someone offers tore up GPS insurance this is the way to go.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Garmin Case!!
    For the price that you pay on this case, it's great. A little glare isn't going to get you lost in the mountains. The material feels good and durable. If you have a eTrex this is a great case to have.

    4-0 out of 5 stars good covergae, screen cover has too much glare
    this is a perfectly designed case for the etrex legend.Joystick is easily accessible, it fits snug, and the belt clip is nice and secure.My only complaint is the plastic window to protect the LCD.It's pretty thick and seems like it scratches pretty easily and makes the LCD more difficult to read with the heavy glare.Otherwise, it's a good thing to have to protect your GPS from invetible drops and abrasion.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I'll Make The Case For This Case!
    I'm an avid inline skater and I use a Garmin eTrex Venture to determine distance, speed, etc. The belt clip on this case allows me to clip the unit onto my left elbow pad strap. The clip holds very securely and the case itself does an excellent job of protecting the Venture during those unfortunate, but thankfully rare, falls. ... Read more

    3. Magellan RoadMate 700 Vehicle GPS with Windshield Mount
    by Magellan
    list price: $1,299.99
    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0000DJEK7
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Magellan
    Sales Rank: 433
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    Product Description

    Portable vehicle navigation system features audio and on-screen TrueView turn-by-turn prompts. Built-in hard drive is pre-loaded with street maps of the USA (the 48 contiguous states), Canada, and Europe (17 European countries). 3-4/5” TFT color touch screen makes it easy to enter addresses and see where you’re going. Navigate to any of 2 million points of interest in 40 categories, like hotels, ATM’s and more. Includes windshield mount, AC adapter, cigarette lighter adapter and USB cable. ... Read more


    • Advanced points of interest database. Easy to use touch-screen interface
    • Comes with sunction cup windshield mount DC vehicle power adapter, AC power supply, and data cable
    • Turn-by-turn guidance with voice prompting
    • Comprehensive mapping of U.S. and Canada on integrated 20 GB hard drive
    • Exceptional GPS accuracy and reliability

    4. Garmin City Select v6 CD-ROM Map - North America
    by Garmin
    list price: $139.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000E2RP9
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 575
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    MapSource City Select North America includes detailed maps throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Maps contain full coverage throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, including metropolitan and rural coverage.Includes detailed maps containing highways, interstates, business and residential roads with attributes such as turn restrictions, speed categories and other navigation features. Over 5 million points of interest such as: food and drink, lodging, attractions, entertainment, shopping, emergency services, post offices, camp grounds, movie theaters and more. Will automatically create point-to-point routes in MapSource and on compatible Garmin GPS units. Supplemental coverage of Alaska and Hawaii provided using unverified governmental sources. Now with "Unlock Wizard" to guide you through the unlock process. Trip and waypoint management feature lets you transfer waypoints, routes, and tracks between your Garmin GPS and your PC.City Select North AmericaSh. Wt. 1 lb. ... Read more


    • Updated US Version
    • Automatically Route
    • Download to GPS Unit
    • 5 New Canadian Cities

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Worth Buying Garmin
    I just applied the patch 6.01 from v6.0 Its really worth buying this. Even I contacted them twice requesting new feature when I was using v6.0...and its there in 6.01. Only annoying thing is the vehicle Vessel/Pointer will not stay in the direction we go...I expect the vehicle Point should stay in the direction we go and the Map should automatically change or move. I would request GARMIN to add this feature in their very next release. But Still I give 5 Stars

    Thanks to GARMIN

    4-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this, there is a newer version out.
    Do not buy this product (City Select v5).There is a newer version out (v6).

    I have v5 and it is quite good.You load it onto your computer's hard drive, then select just the map sections you want to download to your GPS.I use it with a Garmin GPSMap 60CS.The mapping capabilities of the software are excellent, and it includes TONS of detail.For example, the 7-11 two blocks from my house is included.With City Select mapping software, you can do a search for any type of business or park or whatever type of place within a specified radius, and it will give you a list of places that meet your search criteria.Very handy for trips to unfamiliar cities, or unfamiliar parts of your own city.

    The few times I've contacted Garmin's tech support, they responded quickly.

    The only downside of GPS mapping software is the cost.Garmin designs their GPS units so that they work only with proprietary Garmin mapping software.This allows them to take advantage of their customers by overcharging for the mapping software.However, this practice is common in the consumer GPS industry, Garmin is not the only company doing it.Check out other company's GPS mapping software, it is equally overpriced.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings.Points of interest great.Mapping just OK.
    I was disappointed in this software particularly when comparing it to Microsoft's Streets and Trips which had far better mapping details and features at a considerable savings. To give this program its due however I must admit that there are significantly more points of interest (restaurants, hospitals, hotels, etc.) available in this program than its Microsoft counterpart.

    Garmin requires you to purchase THEIR maps for all their GPS units. And those maps are expensive and this product is no exception. I bought v 6 which is an updated version of v 5. I understand that you can upgrade for free.

    Streets and Trips by Microsoft is an elegant and intuitive program providing you with powerful mapping tools that are, IMO, far better than those provided by Garmin.

    Garmin does have an edge on the number of points of interest but in all other facets of the mapping program Streets and Trips excels IMO.

    I disliked the Garmin solution and their forcing me to buy their expensive maps so much that I bought Microsoft's Streets and Trips with GPS Locator for under $100 and found a solution that, for me, works much better particularly in an automobile.

    Don't get me wrong, this is an excellent program when used in conjunction with the Garmin hardware. My major complaints are the pricing of the software, the mapping details aren't as good as Streets and Trips, and other mapping functions including but not limited to panning and zooming work better in Streets and Trips. Again, the number of points of interest and the ability to plot a course to any of them with a touch of a button are superb features of City Select.

    If you are buying this program exclusively because you own a Garmin GPS then, rest assured, this product will fulfill your needs admirably.If however you are looking just for a mapping program then Microsoft's Streets and Trips would serve you better at 1/3 the price.And if your GPS needs are limited to the automobile and you don't need a handheld solution then Microsoft's Streets and Trips with GPS Locator at less than $100 offers an incredible value!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Detailed Street Maps
    I use City Select v6 with my Garmin eTrex Legend C. The details included with this program are incredible. It even has phone numbers for businesses, gas stations, restauraunts, schools, places of worship, etc. The latest version is v6, and you can get a free upgrade from v5 at Garmin's website. V5 is a couple years outdated, but v6 was only released a month before this posting, August 2, 2004. The detail provided is incredible, it was certainly worth the money. ... Read more

    5. Garmin Bicycle Mount Bracket for eTrex and Summit
    by Garmin
    list price: $17.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004VX15
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 1265
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Gps Accessories -Bracket - Mounting * Reference-ID: EB01_152-5022383 ... Read more


    • Includes hardware and instructions
    • Secure handlebar mount
    • Fits up to 1-inch diameter bar
    • Also great for motorcycles and ATVs
    • Convenient and easy to use

    Reviews (18)

    5-0 out of 5 stars works as expected
    The previous comment mentions the replacement battery door. my etrex came with a little clip that screwed on to the back of the existing etrex door so there was no need to replace. I can then slide in and out of the bike mount and car mount very easily. the tab goes on and off with a coin so no "tool" is needed. it doesn't seem to get in the way during normal use - it does fit in to the neoprene case but a bit more snug.

    5-0 out of 5 stars many other uses besides bikes
    I actually use this in my 98 Caravan.The gear shift is on the steering column, as is the case with many vans or pick-ups.When the shifter is in "D", it puts the GPS at the perfect location both for visiblity and ease of use.I think an actual dash mount would make it too hard to read or use.Also, don't forget to check out the auto power adapter.When you run the eTrex on external power, you can keep the light on all the time.This is great when you are driving at night.

    4-0 out of 5 stars did not fit my handlebars :-(
    I just bought a new Specialized road bike with standard handle bars, and this mount did not fit. I know I should have read the tech details (fits handlebars up to 1 inch) and then measured my bike, but I figured it would fit a standard bike.

    Any advice?

    4-0 out of 5 stars Vibration problems
    I had the same problems except that on the mountain bike it was fine, it was just anything above 5000rpm on a 600cc single and it would turn off instantly, at first I thought it may be interference but no it wasn't.
    A small bit of firm foam where the battery connectors connect to the little posts and a thin bit above each battery and it's fine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Durable and easy to use.
    The bracket installed easily on 7/8" motorcycle handlebars. There was no noticeable vibration at speed. It held the unit securely, even through a 40 mph lowside crash.

    I did not have an oppportunity to test the water resistance of the replacement battery cover. I don't see this as a problem for my intended usage of the product.

    Overall, an excellent product, well worth the money. It'll be going on my new handlebars... ... Read more

    6. Garmin GPSMap 60CS 56 MB GPS with Color Display, Digital Compass, and Altimeter
    by Garmin
    list price: $535.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000189W8M
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 262
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Enjoy the all-new features this waterproof Garmin handheld GPS has to offer. The electronic compass displays accurate directional readings while standing in place, and the Barometric sensor has an automatic pressure tend recording. Its 256-color TFT display (2-1/2 dia.) is sunlight-readable, making it much easier to see, and the faster processor with auto routing makes it much more fun to use. Features 56MB of internal memory for storing map details; permanent user data storage; outdoor calendar that lets you store each day's best hunting and fishing times; and a Geo-caching navigation mode. ... Read more


    • Electronic compass and barometric altimeter
    • Geolocation games, including geocaching mode
    • Integrated outdoor calendar
    • Waterproof for up to 30 minutes under 1 meter of water; includes serial and USB interfaces
    • Sunlight-readable, transreflective TFT display

    Reviews (26)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great but poor reception in a forest
    First of all i think that this gps is awesome, the display is brilliant, the colour screen is wonderful, the battery life better than expected however the aquision of signals and locking on to signals sucked big time. I am a forest ecologist and i am currently working in two forests in Jamaica. I previously had a magellan 330 map GPS and this baby would remain locked under the canopy of any forest, whether it was clouded or not (of course a few times it could not pick anything up). But i lost the bloody thing (insert crying face here) and had to search for a new gps. I was impressed by what this GPS had to offer but my main concern was it's sensitivity in forested environments because the last garmin i borrowed flaked out as i passed under one (1) tree...and unfortunately this gps (despite having an antenna) lost reception as i hit the edge of the forest..the magellan did not even loose reception in this forest..i was and still am bitterly dissapointed... So i am now faced with the prospect of having to purchase an external antenna to boost its reception...but saying that the base map that came with this baby was good enuff for me to use in Jamaica (considering that other base maps i had only showed Kingston!)...This base map had small and large towns...I have bought the world map cd and can't wait to see how detailed it is....Also compatibility with macs suckx big time..I have a 1.5 GHz powermac g4 (just showing off here!) running virtual PC 7..but the gramin software cannot pick up the gps...bummer so i might have to use a regular PC (oh for shame!)....but all in all it worked really well in my vehicle picked up and remained locked and this is in Jamaica...

    Pros: Screen quality is excellent, battery life superb the altitude feature is great the base map is adequate for somewhere like Jamaica (especially since i couldn't get any detail before)...when the signal is lost it can re-aquire the signal pretty quickly if conditions are good..Oh yeah and it's very easy to use....

    Cons: Not Mac compatible (big bummer) reception is very poor in real outdoor environments even under a tree with a large canopy (if the canopy is continuous by the time u hit the second canopy the signal is lost)...when there is cloud cover it gets even worst...Oh also it's very difficult to import waypoints from other brands into the garmin software despite having similar file formats (.wpt)..I had to enter them manually (up to 50 points!)....

    Conclusion: A great product, the size and weight is fine, the clip that somes with it is a big plus ( i just clip it to my backpack and forget about it)...It is a worth while upgrade

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great upgrade for Magellan users
    I replaced a Magellan Map 330 GPS with this Garmin unit - what a difference. I looked at the Magellan color GPS and chose the Garmin because of the better display and the wealth of features. Even though I'm familiar with the Magellan interface, the Garmin was a snap to get used to. The navigation features are awesome and the configurability - to make it work the way you want it to - is amazingly flexible. The display is great at night and also very readable in varying light during the day as well. The automatic switching between a daytime style and nighttime style is very cool.

    Pros: Very colorful, brightly reflective and backlit display. The navigation feature set is great, I did not expect such features in something less than the automotive navigation GPS units. Having an external antenna connector greatly improves your mounting options in a vehicle (and one person even mounted an antenna inside a hat, so he can track well even while the GPS is on his belt!) The rest of the pros are too numerous to list, check out the details at Garmin's web site.

    Cons: somewhat expensive and proprietary mapping software. The waypoint manager software and the topo package are in dire need of updating. A 5-year old California freeway is not present - bad! I do not have the streets software yet, so I can't speak to its accuracy. Putting the unit in and out of a mounting cradle with the power plug is problematic. My old Magellan just popped in and made contact in the cradle. The Garmin method has a plug that needs to be dealt with each time you take it out or put it in. It's a tight fit if you have to plug in the power first and then fit it to the mounting.

    Having said all that, though, the Garmin 60CS is everything that's needed for my upgrade from a monochrome display GPS. If you need more mapping loaded (i.e.; more memory), you'll need to go to the 76 family, but the cost is significantly more. I rarely change maps, so I find the 56mb in the 60CS to be just fine.

    So, sorry about that, Magellan. The Garmin is a better step up.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Choice
    I bought the 60 cs to upgrade my broken etrex legend. The 60cs is the best gps I have ever had. I wanted the upgrade to the color screen and better accuracy and I was amazed. The second day I used it and I had all 12 sats w/ WAAS corrections. I got down to 3 feet accuracy. The 60 cs has exceeded my expectations. The electronic compass really helps when geocaching. In the woods you can get to about 7 ft+-. The external antena really helps and gives a considerable edge over the internal patch antena. The MOB feature is nice because it will set the MOB waypoint as the actice waypoint.

    PROS: Size, amount ofbottons, accuracy, display, features (even a skydiving feature), software is updated alot, usb and serial connections, electroinc compass, backlight intensity.
    CONS: Basemap, Speed of the rocker botton when typing, a tad heavy but is still good for hiking, backlight weares down the battery fast so if using in a car get the kit w/ the map, 12 volt cable, dash mount.

    In total very good for the $357 I payed. If you don't use amazon alot click on the credit card thing to get $30 off the price.

    3-0 out of 5 stars At this price both support and product should be better
    Like others who have reviewed this product, I've had the same problem with the metal holster screw breaking (rendering the belt clip useless) just by bumping the GPS device while it was clipped to my belt.I've had the device for just a couple of weeks and decided to purchase the product because it seemed to have everything I would want (not using it for driving, just for geocaching), but at this price, I would really expect the product to be designed to be a bit more rugged.I've also had VERY bad experience with both the Garmin online store and their customer service.I tried to buy the US Maps (frustrating that at this price you have to pay an extra $140+ to get north american maps) from the online store & have yet to receive the product.I paid the $15 for second day shipping, but that was a week ago & the online order still doesn't show any update.I called the company yesterday, waited on hold for 20 minutes for someone to answer & then was put on hold for another 10 while the support rep looked into the issue.He said there was a problem "getting information from the web store to the shipping department" & couldn't offer me an ETA on when the product would even ship. I'm supposed to continue to call back, since they don't know when the online order updates will start working again (and no, I really don't get why the online order update status should have any impact on their ability to just ship the order - I sort of think something else is going on).

    The unit certainly has everything I need and the general functionality (other than the broken belt clip) seems really nice so far.I live in a rather rural area & get nice satelite reception & everything so far has been accurate.

    For the price, I can't say I would recommend this product due to poor support and some defects that shouldn't exist.

    February 22nd update.After 2 more calls to Garmin, the customer service rep sent me out my North America maps cd next day via next-day air.They arrived but were THE WRONG CD's!They were replacement CD's, which don't include any unlock codes (required to view the contents after installing).Another call to Garmin today (and another 30 minutes of wait/explanation/reprocessing time) & the customer service guy said he would ship the correct CD's today.GARMIN SUPPORT IS TERRIBLE.DO NOT BUY GARMIN if you need support of any kind.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Watch the price!!
    Watch the pricing close.It changes constantly even though Amazon says "We offer you consistently low prices on every item in our store."If the price is over $370 you can purchase it else where for less. ... Read more

    7. Garmin Forerunner 101 Wrist-Mounted GPS Personal Training Device
    by Garmin
    list price: $119.99
    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0001ILXGQ
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 387
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    GPS and a personal training device!The Forerunner 101 is a personal training device designed for the high-performance athlete as well as the recreational walker or runner.This wrist-top GPS product offers athletes the same features as the Forerunner 201, but operates on two AAA batteries and cannot be hooked up to the computer.It offers an easy-to-read display, adjustable wristband and an integrated GPS sensor.It is compact, lightweight and waterproof.The Forerunner 101 is the ultimate personal trainer.It uses GPS satellites to calculate speed, distance and pace information so you can focus on your run.You don't even have to think about starting and stopping the timer or punching the lap button to record stats; Forerunner will do it automatically.When you need motivation, Forerunner's Virtual Partner ... Read more


    • Integrated mapping functions display your progress on your favorite routes
    • Stores lap times, distances, and calories burned
    • Waterproof
    • Adjustable wristband
    • Calculates precise speed, location, and altitude as you workout

    Reviews (20)

    4-0 out of 5 stars great gear but not waterproof enough
    I love the 101 - I'm addicted to the feedback, exactness, etc.I won't run or bike without it. It even works as a poor man's GPS for very basic navigational use.

    Only real deficiency is that for someone who sweats profusely (which means, "anyone who works out in South Florida 8 months of the year") the unit is not waterproof.This fact is ironic since I first saw it advertised in a magazine on the arm of an extreme kayaker splashing through big surf.I returned it to Garmin once and they replaced it.I still have to break open the battery box after every sweaty run and swab out the battery area and connections with a q-tip to attempt to fight corrosion.Waterproofing is the only achilles heel of an otherwise phenomenal piece of gear.

    Not sure if the 201 has the same problem given the fact that it doesn't have batteries.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome for marathon training!
    I've had the Garmin Forerunner 101 for about 6 months.I bought it to help me train for my first marathon.Without this tool it would have been difficult to maintain variety in my training, which I considered a key element in staying motivated.I also recommend this for those who travel. You no longer have to find pre-determined distances--you can just run wherever you feel like.I have used it in a few different countries and love its versatility.I also feel the 101 is a better value than the 201, it's about 50-100 bucks less because it uses AAA batteries, that's the only difference.However, the 201 is slimmer in design.I highly recommend this product--well worth the money!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Old Runner Tries Something High Tech
    I investigated all of the reviews on this unit and purchased it with minimal expectations at
    This unit exceeds my expectations for service. It does everything that it should do and was promised to do. It gives me the freedom to run routes without having to pre measure and the accuracy is astounding. I am a 60 year old runner that runs one half marathon race per month. I am so impressed with this unit. The main criticism I had heard about was that it would lose signals. Not the case. I run rural areas with trees and have encountered no loss of signal at all. The ease of operation is astounding. The navigation system has not been totally mastered but will be with time.
    If you are a runner, buy this unit. The batteries hold up well and unless you want to download into a computer, save your money and buy this unit.

    Alabama Old Runner

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very happy with this purchase
    I love the Forerunner, it really pushes me to work harder on my walks and runs when I have a measurable record of my time, pace, and distance.I find that the pace function is not terribly accurate and seems to lag behind my actual pace, but I believe the average pace listed at the end of the run is fairly accurate, and that is all that I am concerned with. The first day I ran with it, I wore it on my wrist, but it was not all that comfortable, so the next day I added the extender strap to it and wore it on my forearm, just below my elbow, and I liked it a lot better that way; I don't even notice it there. I could even see the screen better by just looking down at it and not having to lift my wrist up.I think the pace function was slightly more accurate when worn up higher on the arm because the unit wasn't swinging around as much. I wear a black terrycloth wristband (cheapo type) under the Forerunner's strap so that the strap doesn't get all sweaty, and it makes the unit more comfortable to wear as well.I like the fact that the batteries can be changed; I want to use this thing for much longer than the expected life of rechargeable type batteries.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Weak GPS reception makes this useless
    The first two times I used this device it worked relatively fine -- GPS signal dropped a couple of times, but I expected this to happen every once in a while. Ever since then, I get signal, at best, about 25% of the time. Cloudy, not cloudy. Tall buildings or a clearing -- the signal is always weak (and the batteries are good). I'm giving this device two stars because the concept is fantastic. Too bad the device is useless without signal. The stopwatch works well, but I can get one of those for $10 at Target. Perhaps my unit is defective. Either way, I'm returning it. ... Read more

    8. Garmin eTrex Vista C 24 MB Handheld GPS with 256-Color TFT Display
    by Garmin
    list price: $428.99
    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0002MQ74E
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 970
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The eTrex Vista C is Garmin's exciting, new, pocket-sized handheld that brings color, automatic routing, longer battery life, plus more to our popular-selling eTrex Vista. You won't miss a thing when you take this colorful, lightweight, easy-to-use handheld out hiking, biking, boating or even geocaching. The eTrex Vista C, along with the eTrex Legend C are Garmin's smallest, least expensive products to combine a color TFT display and advanced GPS routing capabilities in a waterproof design.In addition to its distinguishing features - barometric altimeter and electronic compass - outdoor enthusiasts will love the latest improvements made to the eTrex Vista C: 256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details and see where you're going Automatic route generation, off-route recalculation, turn-by-turn directions with alert tones, and icon-driven menus for finding points of interest (when combined with Garmin's optional MapSource CDs) navigate you safely to your destination Longer battery life for more hours of outdoor enjoyment Mini-USB port for fast, convenient download of map data from Garmin's entire library of optional MapSource CDs using a PC Of course the eTrex Vista C still includes those popular features that users have come to love and expect in the eTrex product line, such as a compact, lightweight, waterproof design and user-friendly interface ... Read more


    • Automatic route generation, off-route recalculation, turn-by-turn directions with alert tones, and icon-driven menus for finding points of interest (when combined with Garmin's optional MapSource CDs) navigate you safely to your destination
    • An electronic compass provides accurate bearing information while standing still; an elevation computer provides current elevation, ascent/descent rate, etc
    • Mini-USB port for fast, convenient download of map data from Garmin's entire library of optional MapSource CDs (using a PC)
    • 20-hour battery life; 24 MB internal memory
    • 256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details and see where you're going

    Reviews (14)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy this GPS
    I would rate this GPS average, when it works.
    As far as I am concerned, this GPS was put on the market before the software was debugged.I got one of the first units, which has had no end of glitchy lockups (always nice to have to pull the batteries to restore operation).

    After it's last outing, it appears the backlighting has failed.I did firmware update #3 (and was happy to see they had finally fixed some of the lockups), just in case this was another one of the bugs, and now the unit is completely dead.According to Garmin, I have to pay to have this fixed.Nice Garmin, release buggy software, a buggy update utility, and charge people when the update doesn't work.And the backlighting is still probably screwed, which hopefully will be warranty.

    Other than this, the GPS is difficult to use with gloves, the little joy stick is hard to use (selections usually result in a direction change), and the USB port is pointed out the back, which strains an already fragile connector.

    I wouldn't buy another Garmin product in a million years.

    5-0 out of 5 stars garmin e Trex Awesome
    i just took this on a road trip to the Grand Canyon.Worked great with additional street mapping software.I thought i was going to use this unit more for backpacking but the reality is it gets used in my car mostly.Still that is why i got this unit.Why have a gps unit you occassionally use when this one can used for both car navigation and wilderness.

    color, size, useability, weight

    Cons -
    24 meg memory (i want a GIG!)
    All useful maps cost extra.I book street maps for 100.But i would also like the topo maps 100 and Pacific ocean 100.Damn! that is too much.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very good, but the GPSMap 60CS is better.
    The new Garmin Vista C is a very good, very small GPS with a nice color display, long battery life, and on-the-fly "auto-navigation" ability.This means that the unit will find a route from your current position to any point you choose, and will auto-generate directions.You can also pre-program a route on your computer and upload it to the Vista C.(The navigation features require purchasing Garmin's City Select maps, which will run you another $100.)Like the original Vista, the Vista C also has a built-in altimeter.

    The Vista C connects to your computer via a USB interface (cable included), which is far superior to the serial interface on most units by Garmin and other manufacturers designed before 2004.All things considered, the Vista C is a very well-rounded unit that is helpful for hiking, biking, and auto navigation.

    Unless it's critical to you to have the smallest possible size and weight, I strongly encourage you to check out the Garmin GPSMap 60CS as an alternative to the Vista C.Here is a comparison:

    The 60CS and Vista C have a remarkably similar feature set - both have auto-routing navigation, an altimeter, electronic compass, excellent (and very similar) battery life, and of course all of the usual features you expect on any good handheld GPS unit.

    But there are some important differences:The 60CS has a slightly larger display (2.2" in height compared to the Vista's 1.7"), making it easier to read.(This is a big plus for navigation in the car).The 60CS has 56mb of internal memory, more than twice as much as the Vista C's 24mb.So you can download a LOT more map and topo data to the 60CS, which is handy when you're on a trip somewhere and don't have easy access to your computer.The 60CS is a little easier to use. The build quality of the 60CS is a little better.

    On the downside, the 60CS is a little more expensive (about $20 last I checked), weighs 2 ounces more, and is 1.5" longer.

    My recommendation:If size and weight are critically important, go with the Vista C.But for most people, the GPSMap 60CS is probably the better choice.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GARMIN
    I recently bought the Garmin eTrex Vista C and it is excellent.As with any of these portables you have some compromises.The screen is smaller than you would want, but the overall package is excellent and easily fits in a shirt pocket.The color display is very easy to read, has an excellent backlight, and contributes significantly to the ease of use for this unit.

    The unit has an excellent combination of features for on and off road use.It can do on-road navigation, complete with turn-by-turn directions and sound prompts (tones) for turns.It also is feature rich in the off-road realm so you get a great package that excels in both applications.

    The on-road navigation suffers a bit because of the small screen, but not so much that you won't like it.Again, the combination of features in this unit makes it a great buy for someone who is looking to use the unit on and off road, with the off-road capability being the primary application.

    3-0 out of 5 stars The Garmin 60cs is a better deal for the $
    I've owned many handheld GPS units, and the Garmin eTrex series is one of my favorites.The Garmin units are small and fairly easy to use.But the Vista C doesn't compare to the similarly priced Garmin 60cs.

    The VistaC has a nice color display, and is a nice size for my hands.Unlike the other classic eTrex models, the VistaC has a faster USB interface (although the VistaC seems to have dropped the "Universal" out of USB, and is lacking industry-standard NMEA software support).The color Vista has retained its 24 MB of memory, so you can install higher quality maps on the VistaC using Garmin's mapping software (sold separately).

    In comparison, the 60cs is ever-so-slightly bigger than the VistaC - and that's mostly because the 60 series has a more powerful, more effective antenna.

    For hiking and geocaching, you want excellent GPS reception.A bit of tree cover shouldn't put you in the dark.The 60cs' awesome antenna is better able to cope with real-world conditions that you'd find on the trail and on tree-lined roads.

    Plus, the 60cs has a bigger screen, a better user interface, more than twice the memory (56 MB), 1000 waypoint capability (vs. 500), much better computer compatibility, NMEA compliance, and it sells right here for just about the same price as the VistaC.Oh, plus you can hook an external antenna up to it.

    So although Garmin's VistaC is a decent GPS, the 60cs is by far the more capable GPS for just about the same money. ... Read more

    9. Garmin 010-10052-05 Magnetic or Suction Mount Antenna
    by Garmin
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $62.69
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    Asin: B00005UK9M
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 1682
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    Product Description

    This new and improved remote antenna runs on a lower voltage so battery drain is minimized. Comes with two mounting options. Magnetic mount for the outside of your vehicle or boat. Suction mount holds antenna in place against the inside of your windshield or window. With 8 feet of cable and MCX connector. Size: 2.75'' L x 2'' W x .75'' H. ... Read more


    • Remote Antenna Runs on a Lower Voltage so Battery Drain is Minimized
    • Keeps Unit Secure
    • Magnetic Mount for Outside of Vehicle. Suction Mount for Inside of Window

    10. Garmin Cigarette Lighter Adapter for Most eTrex Models and Geko
    by Garmin
    list price: $39.99
    our price: $28.49
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004VX14
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 825
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Save a battery's life; buy an adapter. This adapter plugs into any standard cigarette lighter receptacle to power your GPS. The adapter provides a steady 8 volt power supply to operate your E-Map or E-Trex series handheld GPS. This is one accessory that will pay for itself in no time! Save a battery's life; buy an adapter. This adapter plugs into any standard cigarette lighter receptacle to power your GPS. The adapter provides a steady 8 volt power supply to operate your E-Map or E-Trex series handheld GPS. This is one accessory that will pay for itself in no time! ... Read more


    • Convenient and easy to use
    • Genuine Garmin-quality product
    • Plugs into any standard cigarette lighter
    • For all Garmin eTex GPS units except the eTrex Legend C and eTrex Vista C
    • Conserves battery life

    Reviews (8)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Does what it's supposed to do.
    Although the eTrexes were really designed for use in the outdoors, I use it in the car to help predict distance to go, etc., and if I have the local map downloaded to it, it has helped me out of binds on a couple of occasions.If you use it in the car, you really want this adaptor to save your batteries.

    Not only will it save the batteries, but I can operate my Legend in normal mode to get better position from the WAAS data. (Battery saver mode precludes the use of WAAS and normal mode can really drain the batteries rather quickly.)(BTW, there is no scientific reason for reception to be better because of using this adapter.)

    The cord is generously long.In fact, it can get in the way sometimes, but may allow the unit to be passed to the back seat so your back seat navigator can monitor it.

    I have only two minor complaints.The first is the price.The Garmin Legend gives a lot of feature for the price, but Garmin seems to make up for it with the price of the accessories.It seems this adaptor should cost half what it does.

    The second is that the fuse is accessed by screwing off the center of the cigarette plug, and the center piece has unscrewed itself on a couple of occasions now, leaving several small parts strewn about.I had to dig in my glove compartment this weekend for all of the little parts, and am waiting for the day I lose one for good.So be careful that the center is always screwed in.

    I use this with the suction cup mount, which works quite well on glass. (But again, seems kind of expensive for what it is.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Did the job....
    This adapter does exactly what I wanted it too:
    1) Save the battery while I'm in the car.
    2) Increase reception; the signal seems to be stronger when I've got my etrx plugged in.
    3) Easy on, easy off.No problems whatsoever.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simple and to the point
    All I require of this cable is that it plug easily into both my car and my Garmin Venture and then power my Venture.It does that swimmingly, just as it should.

    The only aggravation has nothing to do with the cable:when you remove the cable, the Garmin will power down unless you hit a button telling it not to.I would often have the GPS hooked up in the car, get to the parking spot, then remove the cable in order to go and and get to the geocache.At which point the GPS would turn off (because I'd forget about the power down), and I'd have to wait around for the satellites to be found again.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Works great, but its another wire!
    This adapter is functional, is easy to use, enables continued use of backlight, and saves the batteries for walking with the eMap after arriving in a strange town. When I want to connect other media while driving with myfamily, I use a 12v 3-Outlet Car Power Adapter. Despite another wire, it's a worthwhile accessory.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Accesory
    If you don't want to spend a lot of money buying two separate accesories, you should try this one, is a bit bulky but that doesn't matter while you're driving. ... Read more

    11. Garmin GPSMap 76CS 115 MB Handheld Marine GPS with 256-Color TFT Display
    by Garmin
    list price: $589.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001MHL0O
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 800
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Garmin Expects to ship the GPSMAP 76CS Begining 2nd Quarter 2004 By placing your order today, you can firmly establish your place in line for this exciting new product. Our orders are always filled in the order that they are placed, and your credit card will not be charged until your order has shipped. Order today and be the first to get this exciting new item! Click Here For Package Contents: All other marine handheld GPS units will pale when compared to the GPSMAP 76CS, literally. The latest color-display technology gives the unit the brightest, sunlight-readable display available. And with a brand-new state-of-the-art receiver and powerful microprocessor, this unit will give you a quick and steady fix. In addition, the GPSMAP 76CS boasts a built-in electronic compass and barometric altimeter. The GPSMAP 76CS features the familiar GPS 76-family keypads and styling, with 115 MB of memory, an Americas Autoroute basemap, and a Marine Point database. Fast USB connectivity makes loading charts and maps quick and easy, while navigation instructions can be shared with repeaters, plotters, and autopilots using NMEA protocols through the dedicated serial port. Finally, the waterproof unit is fully compatible with MapSource products like BlueChart, U.S. Topo 24K, and City Select (which provides detailed streets for turn-by-turn guidance). ... Read more


    • 115 MB of internal memory lets you load MapSource BlueChart or "Recreational Lakes" marine cartography (both optional)
    • Electronic compass (displays accurate headings even while standing still) and a barometric altimeter with an elevation computer
    • USB and serial-port interfaces
    • High-resolution, highly reflective, 256-color TFT display with LED backlight is readable in bright sunlight or darkness
    • 13 MB Americas marine basemap with tide data

    Reviews (5)

    4-0 out of 5 stars A big improvement over its predecessor, the 76S
    The Garmin 76CS is a major improvement over the Garmin 76S, which I also own. (See my review of the 76S on Not that the 76S is bad; it's a fine unit. But the 76CS is better in significant ways.


    1. The batteries last much longer, despite the more sophisticated color display. I haven't managed to get the battery power to drop below 75% yet. In addition, the 76CS allows you to specify whether you're using NiMH or NiCad batteries.

    2. The color display is much easier to read than the grayscale on the 76S. The main reason I bought the 76CS is that I found the 76S's grayscale display difficult to read in national forests using the Mapsource topographical maps, because the background (green) shows up as a solid gray.

    3. The display automatically changes its color scheme after dark, and the default nighttime display is dazzling. It's eerie to be riding my mountain bike after dark, push a button to light up the nighttime display, and feel like I'm reading the data panel of a modern jet.

    4. The antenna is much more powerful. With the 76S, I would regularly receive no-satellite-reception messages when I went under tree canopies. This rarely happens with the 76CS.

    So why four stars rather than five, given that I gave the 76S five stars when I reviewed it a couple of years ago? It's because I'm now better acquainted with the quirks of these units, and Garmin hasn't fixed all of them. Here are a few:

    1. The compass is always demanding that you hold the unit level even when you're sure that you are. It is extremely finicky.

    2. I can't tell whether elevation readings are coming from GPS triangulation or the air pressure barometer. When it says "elevation," what is it measuring against?

    3. The follow-the-road navigation feature operates anomalously in this area. Recently, on a drive from Oakland to Sacramento, it kept urging me to exit on, e.g., a side street in Vallejo and a couple of freeway junctions that wouldn't take you to Sacramento. In the Oakland-Walnut Creek area, it seems to think that Calif. Hwy. 24 is Mt. Diablo Blvd. and that Calif. Hwy. 13, the Warren Fwy., is Warren Blvd. Hwy. 24 was built around 1960. And I wonder if the Warren Fwy. was known as Warren Blvd. 40 years ago.

    4. The trip data page won't display maximum elevation. I believe you can still get maximum elevation, but if so, you have to go to another page.

    Despite these reservations, I can highly recommend the Garmin GPSMAP 76CS. It is a wonderful GPS receiver.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Amazingly good, but steep learning curve
    I have had this super gps for about 2 weeks. This is not for the faint at heart. The unit is PACKED full of items you may or may not ever use. The unit is definitely trying to be all things to all people.

    This is not an exceedingly intuitive device, but after a couple of weeks I have most of it figured out. Plan on a fair amount of time, even to learn the basics. I wouldn't recommend a wilderness adventure on the first day.

    That being said, it is a wonderful mapping gps. I am a biologist, and needed it be able to stand up to field abuse at sea and on land. It performs VERY well in setting up routes, waypoints and tracking. I also decided to get the City Select software, which then turns into an car navigating gps. Very slick, easy to use, and big enough to read.

    The software add-ons are quite expensive, so bear this in mind in your purchase price. You can not do road navigation unless you have the City Select or equivalent. I purchased the "Auto-Nav" kit, with an auto holder and dc power cord that attaches to the cigarette lighter. This also includes the City Select software, and the package was a great deal, just a bit more then the CD alone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wow,Man!!!!!
    This is an amazing GPS. The color TFT screen is great for indoor and outdoor use. I would like to take this oppurtunnity to tell Garmin to STOP putting games on freakin GPS units. Other than that Five Stars *****.

    5-0 out of 5 stars For a general-purpose mapping GPSR, Garmin got it right!
    The GPSMAP76CS continues the evolution of Garmin's GPSMAP line of GPS receivers. It is well-suited for walking, car navigation and casual marine use. I already own a GPSMAP76S. The major advances of the 76CS are:

    (1) Color TFT screen - makes it so easy to see your maps and data; it's bright and sharp, easy to read in any light. The variable-level backlight is great in low-light situations. The night-time color scheme is pretty cool, too. You can have the receiver automatically switch between day/night color schemes at sunrise/sunset, or manually select the mode. There are several alternate color schemes for day or night-time use.

    (2) Point-to-point automatic routing - works very well. There are two audio-visual prompts for each turn, one about a minute before, and again (with a different tone sequence) about 10 seconds before the turn. You can choose from several different tone sequences, but I'm happy with the defaults. The prompts display a zoomed-in view of the intersection (great for tricky interchange exits and ramps). If you miss a turn, it re-calculates your route to get you to the next point, or your destination. Generally it uses the most major roads available for routing. For areas that I know well, I may take a local road that I know will get me where I'm going sooner. When driving in unfamiliar territory, I rely on the route it calculates for the most part. Apparently, you can select variations on the routing algorithm on the "follow roads options" page: Car/Motorcycle (the one I use), Truck, Bus, Emergency, Taxi, Delivery, Pedestrian and Bicycle. I haven't tried any of the other routing options yet. Overall, I would give the routing capability 4 stars.

    (3) Customizable page sequence - in my other Garmin GPS receivers, you can cycle through the main pages forwards or backwards, but you can't change the sequence. The 76CS lets you add, remove, or move individual pages within the sequence. I put the pages I use most often next to each other; I like this feature.

    (4) Recent Finds page - a new feature and real time-saver when I want to go to a place that I've looked up before. I use this page so often, I added it to my main page sequence. However, I discovered you can bring up the Recent Finds page by pressing the Find button twice.

    (5) More memory - 115 MB stores detailed map data from optional Mapsource CD ROM sets. I was able to load all of North Carolina and about half of South Carolina and Virginia from the North America City Select database. This is nearly 5 times the memory of the 76S!

    (6) USB connection - my old 76S (with serial connection) takes the better part of an hour to load a full 24MB map set from the Mapsource CD ROMS. The USB connection on the 76CS makes loading the full 115MB much quicker. Also, loading waypoints, routes and tracks between the receiver and PC is way faster now.

    Garmin periodically updates their GPS receivers' software, and you can easily download the updates from the Garmin website. They have already posted an update to the GSPMAP76CS (version 3.40 was released June 8, 2004).

    Quibbles: as mentioned in another review, you can't customize the data fields display to show small data fields three-across, as you can with the 76S. Admittedly, the small data fields on the 76S are hard to read while driving; I would consider this a minor setback for the 76CS. One can still display up to 4 data fields in large or medium size as an option on several of the pages, much like the 76S.

    One feature of the 76S that I like is the ability to show the name of the upcoming cross-street (when lock-on-roads is enabled). This is a useful feature when you're just cruising around an unfamiliar part of a city. At first, I thought this was missing from the new 76CS, but I discovered that when the map has guidance text turned on all the time (instead of only when the unit is actively navigating) then when not navigating, the text area displays the upcoming street name. Another great feature of the 76S which carried over to the 76CS: graphic editing of a route. When the "use map" option is selecting while editing a route, move the pointing arrow to touch a route segment. The segment then appears as a dotted line, and if you press the Enter key, acts like a tight rubber band attached to the panning arrow. One can then move the panning arrow to any other map feature (for example an intersection) and press Enter to add an intermediate route point. I've found Garmin's manuals provide a good introduction to basic operation, but may not cover all the features. However, I've found the 76CS operation to be fairly intuitive.

    Now for the major gripe: to enter text or numbers, Garmin has reverted to the character matrix format (found, for example, on the Etrex Vista), where you move the cursor about a grid of letters and numbers, press Enter to select that character, then move the cursor to the next character, etc. Finally, you move the cursor to the "OK" spot on the grid and press Enter. On the 76S there's no character grid, you just cursor left to clear a field, cursor up to advance the current letter or down to move back through the character set, then cursor right to select the next character, etc. I found this method fairly intuitive and much easier to use on the fly. Hopefully, Garmin will fix this in a future software update.

    As with the GPSMAP76S, the sensors are a useful feature, particularly while walking. The compass can be used for getting a bearing while standing still, and the barometric altimeter provides useful information for those of us who just have to know, "how high (or low) are we?". If you don't need these features, the GPSMAP76C should work just as well at a lower price. Garmin's GPSMAP60C / 60CS have the same color screen and similar software, but only 56 MB of memory in a smaller unit. Nearly all Garmin GPS receivers have rugged, waterproof cases, but I prefer the 76-series size and flat shape. They even float!

    If you're looking for a general-purpose, easy-to-read, easy-to-use mapping GPS receiver, you need look no further than the GPSMAP76CS (or GPSMAP76C without compass and altimeter). Garmin got it right with this one!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great unit gets better
    I got the gpsmap 76cs just in time for a trip to Alaska. So far the unit is great. It acquires satellites faster than my old gpsmap 76, which is a much appreciated improvement. The new screen is great. Clearly readable without backlight in many different lighting conditions. The color is does not make the screen look washed out or illegible as with other units I have seen.

    The new operating system is quite good though I have a few quibbles. The unit will not display as many data fields in certain views as the old operating system but it is also less cluttered. I have also always wondered why Garmin does not include GPS elevation as a data field choice. The lack of an SD card slot is mildly annoying but 115 mb with a USB port is a big improvement.

    I would recommend this unit to anyone who is looking for a high quality color GPS. It is also worth noting the Garmin is really good about providing free updates to operating software. ... Read more

    12. Garmin iQue 3600Auto Navigation Kit
    by Garmin
    list price: $79.99
    our price: $48.01
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    Asin: B000087LI2
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 2289
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Use your IQue as a mobile navigation system with the Auto Navigation kit.Package includes portable friction mount,Automotive mount with remote 12-volt charger and speaker system. ... Read more


    • Speaker system
    • Compatible with iQue 3600
    • Portable friction mount
    • Automotive mount
    • 12-volt charger

    Reviews (11)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Can't get parts
    This is a must-have for those who use the GPS in the car.

    Be careful of missing parts.I lost some parts on the cigaratte lighter plug in a rental car and can't get them.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Funny design
    This gadget is sort of a four-lobed bean-bag with a sticky, rubbery material on the bottom.It doesn't move much on the dashboard, but I wonder if it should even be there.

    The instructions are pretty emphatic that you shouldn't put the device in your line-of-sight and it shouldn't rest on an airbag.That would banish it from my Ford Focus and limits it's place in my Honda Odyssey.I'd have preferred something that stuck to the windshield with suction cups, like a radar detector.

    The device and the mounting base the iQue 3600 sits in are bulky.I've used mine on business trips and it takes up more space in my carry-on than I think it should.

    The mounting bracket that holds the PDA has a couple of screws that allow you to adjust the bracket so you can turn the screen towards you and place it at a convenient angle.I lost one of the screws in a rental car and can't get help from Garmin to replace it.If you buy one of these, watch out for the pieces.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Just does not stay.
    I purchased the navigation kit but found that when driving a bit sporty, the kit does not stay on the dashboard at all, landed on the floor each time. Eventually placed it on the center console but that is not the right spot to look at the iQue 3600.
    Bought the windshield suction cup and found that that works 100 times better than this navigation kit.
    Unless, you have a flat dash board and do the 0-60 mph in about a minute or more, don't buy this kit but go for the suction cup.

    5-0 out of 5 stars "Must Have" for the iQue 3600
    The navigation capabilities of the iQue 3600 are fantastic.One really must have this Auto Navigation Kit in order to take full advantage of the unit.

    "Friction Mount" in this case means that the unit is attached to a bean-bag base with high-friction rubber underneath so it doesn't slide around your dashboard.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolute Must
    It stays put, it charges, and in New York city it's absolutely indispensable for getting good reception on the run. ... Read more

    13. Garmin eTrex Legend C 24 MB Handheld GPS with 256-Color TFT Display
    by Garmin
    list price: $374.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002MQ744
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 1843
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The eTrex Legend C is Garmin's exciting, new, pocket-sized handheld that brings color, automatic routing, longer battery life, plus more to our popular-selling eTrex Legend. You won't miss a thing when you take this colorful, lightweight, easy-to-use handheld out hiking, biking, boating or even geocaching. The eTrex Legend C along with the eTrex Vista C are Garmin's smallest, least expensive products to combine a color TFT display and advanced GPS routing capabilities in a waterproof design.Outdoor enthusiasts will love the latest improvements made to the eTrex Legend C: 256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details and see where you're going Automatic route generation, off-route recalculation, turn-by-turn directions with alert tones, and icon-driven menus for finding points of interest (when combined with Garmin's optional MapSource CDs) navigate you safely to your destination Longer battery life for more hours of outdoor enjoyment Mini-USB port for fast, convenient download of map data from Garmin's entire library of optional MapSource CDs using a PC 24 MB of internal memory for lots of map storage Of course the eTrex Legend C still includes those popular features that users have come to love and expect in the eTrex product line, such as a compact, lightweight, waterproof design and user-friendly interface ... Read more


    • Mini-USB port for fast, convenient download of map data from Garmin's entire library of optional MapSource CDs (using a PC)
    • 36-hour battery life; 24 MB internal memory
    • Waterproof to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (submersible in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes)
    • 256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details and see where you're going
    • Automatic route generation, off-route recalculation, turn-by-turn directions with alert tones, and icon-driven menus for finding points of interest (when combined with Garmin's optional MapSource CDs) navigate you safely to your destination

    Reviews (11)

    5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT!
    I bought this unit a few months ago and loved the basic features that come pre-loaded. I just recently purchased the software City Select: North America, and I love it even more. I can fit almost the entire state of Iowa on it. I regretted not buying the cigarette adapter, but that should be shipping tomorrow! Acquisition takes only about thirty seconds or so, which isn't so long. I just wish they would update the maps more often...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great product!
    This GPS is awsome.
    Someone stated that it not support NMEA -it does. Works like a charm connected to my laptop using Fugawi.
    The colorscreen is great and the updated batterytime compared to the regular Legend is fantastic - around 30 hours.

    Johan Jonsson

    1-0 out of 5 stars worthless
    expensive toy. will not output NMEA so it's useless with anything other than mapsource. do not buy this POS or the vista c, both have the same problems.

    5-0 out of 5 stars eTrex Legend C GPS
    I bought my Legend C the moment it was available and replaced my original legend so that I could get the autorouting and 24mb .I found that it also replaced my GPS V with 19MB. The MB is critical since you need to load the detaoled City Select maps in order to get address to address guidance.It is great to arrive at the airport, pick up your car and have turn by turn guidance to your destination, hotel or restaurant address and phone numbers in the palm of your hand!

    The City Select software is very expensive - but it is exceptional and probably the best available at any cost. The smallest hotels and auto repair shops are listed and directions take only a few seconds. I used a copy of Europe Metroguide 6 on a trip but it would not autoroute and the PC generated route was frustrating to follow. Perhaps I will get the City Select Europe soon, despite the cost.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice Compact GPS
    I decide to get Legend C over Vista C, because the only difference is the altimeter and the stationary compass. If you are moving Legend C will activate the compass and show you the direction of the north. This unit comes only with basic map with highway, no local street, making it useless without additional map software City Select North America V6, which cost over a hundred dollars. I got the map software from GPSNOW and it's great. With the traffic on the freeway/highway I always wanted to use the side street near downtown LA, but concerned about getting lost and I never took side street. But after I got this GPS with map, I tested the unit near the city by taking the side street I never took. It beeps me before the turn, and if I made a wrong turn it automatically reroute the map and I got to the destination without any problem.
    PROS: very compact, nice color even in daytime, battery last long. map reroute quick.
    CONS: must get City Select map, small screen might be problem of some people. the rocker button does not click well. for left handed use. ... Read more

    14. Cobra 75WXST Weatherband CB Radio
    by Cobra
    list price: $159.99
    our price: $94.99
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    Asin: B00005N5WW
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Cobra
    Sales Rank: 3478
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The Cobra® 75 WXST mobile CB radio features a palm-sized CB unit with full-sized CB features and a remote installation box that can be mounted under the dash. The full-featured LCD display panel displays all the information you need. It includes the SoundTracker® system to cut noise coming in and strengthen the signal going out and offers access to 40 CB channels and 10 National Weather Channels for full coverage of weather conditions. ... Read more


    • Unified design; CB fits in your hand
    • Channel scan
    • 40 CB channels
    • 10 NOAA Weather Channels
    • Clearer transmissions and less-noisy reception

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good for an RV
    I selected the unit for its ease of installation.Actually there was no convenient spot to mount in the 32' Class C RV.All controls at my fingertips and being able to monitor Ch 19 and the RV channel 13.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great little CB!
    After looking at multiple CB systems, I finally decided upon this little number for a few reasons.

    Originally, I wanted a CB that would fit in my dash above my radio (I drive a 4Runner) so the CB would look nice and integrated.I was told by many installers that I didn't have enough depth in my empty slot above the radio.One installer recommended this CB, but I was skeptical about the small, all-inclusive package.One thing I did like about this CB right from the start was that it's easy to hide from view, thus reducing any potential break-in for my CB or my Radio.When I'm not using this CB I slide it under the front seat and it's completely hidden and doesn't bother any passangers.Another HUGE benifit to this radio that I didn't discover until I used it was that everything is on the handset, which means that everything can be adjusted VERY easily while driving.In fact, after a few uses, you'll know all the buttons, so you no longer have to take your eyes of the road or bend over to grab the radio or change channels.I just keep the radio next to my leg and operate it without have to move or look away.

    I use a 6ft magnetic mount/unscrewable whip Wilson antenna.With direct line-of-sight, I can get about 11 miles, significantly farther than I had expected.In actual use, I get about 4 miles or so.Also, I typically only use it on the highway.

    The weather band has been especially nice.I've driven all throught the south from Arizona to Florida and I've been able to pick up weather stations almost everywhere.

    I had my doubts at first with this unit, but after having used it for a year, I've come to really love it. I would definately but this CB again.

    5-0 out of 5 stars "Breaker one-nine. . ."
    Yeah, 10-4, good buddy, I've got a Cobra by the head.That's right:the Cobra Weatherband CB Radio.

    By the way, what's your twenty?I just passed a hungry bear with a radar gun over by the 299 marker, and it's not Krispy Kremes he's cravin'.

    Say, this Cobra radio's got 40 channels.Let's drop down to channel one-five, 10-4?It's easy for me to do, good buddy, 'cause all of the controls are right here on my handset.Why, this radio's as sweet as the pickled pig's feet you can order at Paul's Pork Palace on the state line.

    What's that?Come back, good buddy, you say you want to know what the weather's gonna do?You're in luck, 'cause my Cobra CB radio has access to 10 weather channels.Looks like we got a squall line formin' right on our backside; you'd best put the petal to the metal and catch up with us or you're gonna get wet.And don't worry about that pesky bear:I'm westbound in my Freightliner, along with two bullhaulers and Krazy Ken, who's drivin' a tankard full of diesel.We got us a little convoy, 10-4, so you bring your little Chevy in here with us and we'll be your rockin' chair!

    So come on up, good buddy, and I'll tell you more about my Cobra Weatherband CB Radio.Remember to keep the bugs off your grill and the lot lizards off your tail, and let's roll this truckin' convoy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Quite a Handful
    The Cobra 75 WX ST Weatherband CB provides an incredible amount of functionality in a very small package.Installation is fast and easy - with a couple tools, your antenna mounted, and little skill, you can have this radio up and running in an hour or two.

    CB radios are limited to low-power broadcasting at 4 watts or less.This radio provides maximum power allowed by law and is capable of some pretty incredible range under the right conditions.With a properly tuned, high-quality antenna, I have had coversations with others using the same radio up to 9 miles away.Under normal circumstances, 1-2 miles is more realistic.

    As for features, this one has several:

    - Scan (all 40 channels in sequence)
    - Dual Scan (two channels of your choice)
    - Memory
    - Lock (so the hand controls don't get reset by accident)
    - Weatherband (10 NOAA frequencies)
    - Last 3 channels
    - SoundTracker (like Dolby noise reduction)

    I use mine in a 1999 Jeep Wrangler where there is little extra space for another device.It fits perfectly on my console with the small box hidden away inside.

    I can listen to truckers while I am on the highway, talk to my friends when we go off-highway, or scan the channels for both when driving to and from the trails.In the two years I have used mine, it has never given me any problems.It is very sturdy and should stand up to hard use.

    I purchased the optional external speaker so that it would be easier to hear but many people find the unit works well right out of the box!

    There might be bigger, badder CB's out there, but this one is a peach!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE CB Radio - GET ONE!!!!
    After researching CB radios to put in my 4x4 for an extended 3 week road trip/off road trip, I purchased this CB radio 1 1/2 years ago because it takes up very little space and it has all of the controls conveniently integerated into the handset/speaker. (perfect for manual transmission drivers like me) Also, it has a weather radio (which picks up transmissions from the National Weather Service around the US), which some other models I considered did not have.If you travel around the country, you will use the weather radio function occasionally.The CB itself also works great, of course - I traveled with a large group and was on the CB all day long and the speaker is clear and loud in my noisy vehicle. Gadget lovers, there is not a CB radio out there as cool, completely functional, and space saving as this one - perfect for those who do not want to drill into their vehicle to mount a large cb unit, the "box" for this unit is about double the size of a box of matches, tiny enough to easily fit under any dashboard or in a glovebox, out of sight from thieves and out of your way. And because all of the controls are on the handset you will be a safer driver as you do not have to take your eyes off the road to adjust the cb controls.The quality and finish and value of the unit is excellent - this CB is a total winner - I wish I could give it higher than a 5 star rating - if you need a CB, get this one! ... Read more

    15. Magellan Meridian External Power Cable with Cigarette Lighter Adapter
    by Magellan
    list price: $24.99
    our price: $16.14
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005QSRF
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Magellan
    Sales Rank: 2126
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    • Use with the Meridian family of GPS devices
    • Power your GPS through your car cigarette lighter
    • Navigate with your Meridian GPS without worrying about failing batteries
    • For use in your car, boat, or truck

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Does its job, what more could I ask for?!
    I bought this with a Magellan sportrak pro GPS unit.I already knew about the connector being shared with the data port, but since I don't have a laptop, I didn't want to waste the extra money to get the dual cable.
    This item does exactly what it is supposed to.It works great on long drives when I don't have to worry about draining the batteries down to a point where I can't use the GPS unit at the destination.Attaching and detaching the connector using the D-rings is a little more involved than something that can just be plugged into the GPS, but obviously, making the GPS submersible involved compromises like this.I can live with that.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent but limited
    This power adapter does the job. It's neat because it can handle a wide range of voltage inputs. It has a small in-line power box that adjusts the input to fit the needs of the Meridian.The problem I had is that I bought it before realizing the power and the computer connection both use the same strange I/O connector.So if you use this adapter, you can't connect to your laptop.The solution is to buy the more expensive dual cable version that has both battery cord and serial cable attached.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great product, pays for itself!
    I'm also a Geocacher, and I have to say this is a great product! I've been wasting money on rechargable batteries, but now I don't even have to worry about batteries at all. Good for long trips, too; because you don't even have to have batteries at all. A must-have for anyone owning a Meridian GPSr! ... Read more

    16. Garmin iQue M5 Integrated Pocket PC and GPS
    by Garmin
    list price: $749.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00079V9XG
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 2656
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The all new iQue M5 combines the popular Microsoft? Windows Mobile? 2003 SE operating system with the dependability of Garmin GPS. Go from the boardroom to the hotel room without stopping for directions. Calendar and contact information is seamlessly integrated with the GPS navigation functions, so the iQue M5 will remind you of appointments, show the location on the map and route you there with detailed, turn-by-turn directions and voice prompts. The mobile office applications will give you the ability to read e-mail and view documents when away from the office, then sync to Outlook when you get back*.The iQue M5 includes 64MB of RAM, 64MB of ROM (15MB of ROM is for safe storage) along with a Secure Digital memory expansion slot. Map detail and points of interest data can be stored to RAM or an optional SD card from the included MapSource? City Select? North America CD-ROM. This software application provides millions of residential streets and business addresses for all 50 states; nearly every town in the United States. City Select also includes extremely detailed road maps for Canada and Puerto Rico. Sh. Wt. 5 lbs. ... Read more


    • Check e-mail and view documents--then sync seamlessly with your laptop
    • Includes MapSource City Select North America data CD-ROM with full coverage/full unlock
    • Pocket PC running Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition with integrated GPS and Que navigation applications
    • Powered by a 416 MHz Intel PXA 272 microprocessor; includes 64 MB RAM, 64 MB ROM, and data back-up protection
    • Embedded Bluetooth transceiver lets you network with computer systems and Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, PDAs, printers, etc.

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Truly amazing package!Try it for yourself
    I have just used the product for 14 days.I can not describe how happy I am with the performance of this tiny little gadget.First of all, for all those people complaining about bluetooth or wi-fi connectivity, I think this pocket PC is more focused on being a GPS/Navigation system and all the additional stuff should be considered a bonus.Hands down, pricewise this is one of the top navigational systems out there.My brother bought the Microsoft Streets and Trips USB add-on which he attaches to his laptop, and I bought this Garmin unit.Trust me, this GPS is 10 times better, its all in one package, comes with EVERYTHING you would need to get set and get going.

    -Points of interests: finds atms, movie theatres, restaurants (really really handy when you're out with family and need to drive to another restaurant)
    -Integrated: comes with everything you need to be mobile; dashboard kit, windshield mount, desktop charger, etc
    -great software: the MapSource is excellent.
    -great design, good price compared to its GPS competition.
    -voice prompts work great when you are driving and its a loud clear speaker voice telling you exactly where to turn.If you miss a turn, it automatically recalculates and tell you where to turn next.basically, its really really hard to get lost if you have this thing.This product will save you money and time if you are driving in inner-cities and have a hard time with directions (so true for me driving around NYC metro area especially long island)

    If we were to compare it within the GPS/Navigation category, this product takes the hat, no doubt about it.Compared to the $700 magellan unit, this is slicker, easier to set up AND did i forget to mention its a full fledged pocket PC with MS Windows Mobile Edition OS.

    only comes with 64 mb of storage.Which isn't bad, and it will load up maps of almost an entire state.I live in Queens, and I'm able to load up NYC and half of long island for about 20 megs.So i guess its not really a con.

    If you need an excellent GPS system, this is it.Just think of the pocket PC functions as a free additional bonus.

    i have never written a review in my life but after using this product, I was so satisfied that I told all my friends to get it instead of getting a $2k navigational system installed and now i'm writing a review to tell others what they MUST try for themselves.

    4-0 out of 5 stars First impression - mixed results
    Setup was easy, I got the 1 gig SD card and loaded half the US, and still have 400 meg available for mp3, jpeg, other files.This is my first GPS, first PDA, and I've had it a week, so this is a preliminary review:

    pocket size
    accessories all included
    can see screen easily in daylight
    PDA processor is fast
    Voice recorder is cool
    jacks for external antenna and speaker

    Long time to acquire satellites
    Lost satellites several times
    Manual is just ok
    HAVE to buy the SD card ($100)

    The speaker on the unit is not loud enough for navigation if there is any background noise, but the speaker on the power adapter is plenty good, plus there's an output jack for external speaker if needed.

    I have a Toyota Tacoma truck, and lose signal a lot - may need the external antenna.If I put the unit all the way forward on the dash it acquires satellites in a minute, but on the windshield mount it can take 10 minutes.It also seems to take longer if the car is moving, so I just wait a minute before taking off.

    The manual was aggravating - it comes with a quick setup guide that was easy and accurate, and an application guide for the navigator software, but the general instruction manual is on CD only - no paper copy!I had to print the 88-page pdf.

    The unit froze once - had to reset, so I was glad to read the other reviews about the updates available from Garmin.

    Screen resolution is half what other PDA's are, and I was concerned about that, but I really can't tell any difference - pictures look great, videos too, and the maps look like Magellan or any other.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great product!Almost a home run, but not quite...
    I have had about a week to use the M5. My first impression is WOW.This IS my first GPS and also my first PDA, so take my review for what it's worth.I would love to give this product 5 stars, but I will get right to the point of why I can't do it.

    CONS :
    No 802.11b/g - Not a huge deal if you don't mind plugging a bluetooth USB adapter in your PC, but honestly it is a little annoying that I can't connect right up to my 802.11g network out of the box.There are SD/MMC 802.11b cards available that are a option, but I have not ordered one yet.

    GPS non-responsive - (see *Edit* at bottom of this review) As one other reviewer also noted, I also had a GPS problem where it acted like it was looking for the satellites, but couldn't see any of them.This was outside, and not indoors.I pushed the reset button, and GPS fired up just fine.As with the other reviewer, I also haven't had this problem reoccur after about a week of using it.The initial problem was about an hour after I took it out of the box. Since then I have used it a good 20+ times without any problems.I will report back if this problem comes back!

    The leather flip case(?) - It is a little lame, and offers no protection except for maybe screen...and even that's a stretch.

    PROS -
    Wow, I opened the box, and it was very complete. A nice windshield suction mount, cig adapter with speaker and the other 'standard' PDA items (cradle, USB cable, travel A/C adapter, etc).

    It's a nice size, not to bulky.The battery seems to perform as expected.I don't have any exact #'s, but from what I could tell it was at least 4 hours with some GPS usage.

    One thing I would like to comment on is the 'cost'.A lot of reviews elsewhere talked about how expensive this device is.Yes, it's not cheap, but try buying a comparable PDA and a GPS add-on. You'll be close to, if not higher than what you would pay for this fully integrated PDA/GPS.

    I have taken one trip (74 miles each way).It did a pretty good job getting me to the destination.I did notice that it was a little slow to recalculate the route if you miss a turn (5-10 seconds on average). Not a huge deal, but could be a problem in inner-city driving. It also did a random "Make U-Turn" in the intersection I was turning at. I believe the intersection came up later than the GPS/mapping software was expecting. The estimated time of arrival is nice, and right on target!

    GPS performance : The GPS picks up the satellites fine in my car.My house (2 story) it's fine on the second floor, but the first floor it does not pick up the satellites unless I move over to a window.

    Storage - I don't own a memory card yet, but even with the built-in memory I was able to get most of middle-TN and North Atlanta.I hear a 2GB memory card will hold all of the US, and 1GB will hold over half the US.I would say that is about right.

    That's about all I can think of at this time. I will report back in a few weeks with an update.At this point I am very pleased.

    Edit 4/28/05 - I did have one additional lockup of the unit that required a 'reset', so I went to the Garmin website and found out that there was a new firmware revision. I loaded the firmware and so far the unit seems to be performing perfectly.So, for those who are having GPS lockup problems, download the firmware revision.Garmin states that the firmware fixes several lockup issues.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A killer product
    The Garmin ique m5 pocketpc/gps is a gadget lover's dream come
    true. The price of a decent pocket pc from dell or hp would
    easily run to $500. For $100 more than the price of a standard
    pocket pc you get a WAAS enabled gps with bluetooth support.

    The bundled software includes garmin map software for entire
    united states and Microsoft outlook 2002.
    Setup was easy. I was able to install the Map source software
    without any problems. Garmin provides a usb based sync cable and
    cradle. Since i own a Garmin GPSMap 60CS the user interface was

    The automount is a second cradle which mounts on the windshield
    via a suction cup. The suction cup mechanism was very sturdy and
    stayed on for months without coming off. I did not find any problems with the mount unlike one previous reviewer.

    Driving directions are provided via an external speaker
    attached to the car charger. Sound was loud and clear.
    The m5 has a built in speaker which has decent drive.
    The battery looks to be of a replacable type. The device
    comes with one slot for SD card. Onboard memory is around 60MB.
    For $100 you could adda 1GB SD card and have the entire US maps loaded.

    The map visibility depends a lot on the make of your car andthe angle of the windshield mount.
    The map was clearly visible during daytime and nighttime.
    I drive an Acura.The screen realestate is bigger than the Quest product. Outlook adresses, notes etc can be synched easily.

    Entering addresses was a breeze using the stylus. The maps and
    routing worked fine 98% of the time. Once in a while i had lost
    satellite reception and had to reset the device. I think most of
    these problems will be patched when Garmin comes out with a software update.

    Couple of caveats...

    The User interface is functional but lack friendliness.
    Lots of POI, Address, Locations which confuse the
    user. This sofware needs to be reviewed by some usability
    experts. Garmin folks ...are you listening...take a look at
    IPod, google maps etc... complicated software but simpler interface.

    The map sofware takes up 3GB on my HD. Think this is due to
    incompatible map formats with other garmin products (60CS).
    May not be a problem if you do not own other garmin products.

    Pricing: This device needs to be priced under $500

    2-0 out of 5 stars Buy if you want to be on the bleeding edge
    I like garmin products.Seems support for this one is a bit dicey.

    Pro's - It's a garmin.Most of their products are great, and their mapping software is good.

    Con's - Bluetooth.Doesn't appear it works with much.Garmin tech support admits it doesn't work with any keyboard or headset.They don't admit to what it DOES work with.Seems they are relying on users to discover that.Documentation can be a bit sketchy too.Again, relying on users to find and report the bugs.If want to pay a lot for bleeding edge technology, this is it. ... Read more

    17. Garmin Suction Cup Mount including speaker w/12V cable (iQue 3600 not included)
    by Garmin
    list price: $72.99
    our price: $47.49
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001DBEHY
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 2287
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Vehicle suction mount kit includes suction cup mount, with remote 12-volt charger and speaker system. ... Read more


    • Charges while operating
    • Use with Ique 3600
    • Attached to the window
    • Includes 12V Cable
    • Swivels and Tilts

    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Impressed
    I bought the iQue and this suction mount for my husband's birthday. I had a hard time deciding between the suction mount or the friction mount and am so happy I made the right choice.

    I was a little concerned that the suction mount might obstruct the view out the front window but that has not been a problem at all.The mount has several joints and is very adjustable for any angle of windshield and can be placed in any position on the windshield.

    I also never really trust suction cups to remain attatched and yet this one remains securely attatched on any window we have tried, including both of our own cars and in a rental.The suction cup is not just a straight lick it and smack on the window type.It has a lever thing that you fold down after pressing the suction cup to the window.The lever pulls the suction cup forming a tight seal.

    The speaker is attached to jack part of charger that you plug into your cigarette lighter/outlet. Since ours is right above one of our cupholders, this slightly obscures the cup holder making it a little akward to use.It does fold some but not enough to completely clear the cupholder. Still this is a very small price to pay.

    The speaker works great.It is hard to hear the iQue even at full volume over the traffic but when plugged into the charger/speaker it is plenty loud enough and we actually turn the speaker down.

    Buying a car charger for the iQue makes it truely useful and choosing the suction mount turned out to be the perfect choice.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Does not stay put
    I got this a week ago and tested for the first time in a rental car a few days ago. I tried at least three times and the suction does not hold. All three times the whole thing came tumbling down. Unless I don't know how to install it properly, this thing does not work.

    I guess it is back to the drawing board.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Solution for GM Van
    My GM van has a UV filter built into the windshield which apparently attenuates the GPS signals. The only area not covered by the filter is a four-inch wide section at the top of the windshield. So this Garmin suction cup mount was the only way to get the iQue unit near an unfiltered part of the window. I could have used an external antenna, but that defeats the easy-in/easy-out capability of using the iQue as my PDA. The iQue navigation system and database is fantastic and works as well as any built-in or other (and more expensive!) portable system.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Accessory
    I use this for my iQue 3600. Space in my vehicle is at a premium because it is a sporty model and this fits into a small space and locks securly with its suction cup locking feature.Great little item well worth the price.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
    First I had bought the Auto Navigation Kit to keep my Garmin iQue 3600 on the dashboard. Any quick acceleration though and my Garmin would be on the floor, waste of money.
    Then this Garmin Suction Cup Mount came out; works perfect. We just cruised 3 weeks through Italy, France and Spain in my Alfa Romeo (V6 and sport tires & suspension = good test). Did some 4,000 km of all kind of road and driving conditions, including cobblestones, curvy coastal roads and bumpy secondary and mountain roads. Not once did the suction cup mount come loose from the windshield. Also, having the car sit parked in the hot sun for hours did not do any harm to the windshield-mounted device.
    The cup mount installs and is removed in seconds. Clear voice sound from the speaker with easy volume control.
    Other than that, it keeps your iQue 3600 charged, which you need as the battery does not last too long.
    A definite must have if you want to use your iQue 3600 for car navigation. ... Read more

    18. Garmin PC Interface Cable with Cigarette Adapter for eTrex & eMap (Part No. 010-10268-00)
    by Garmin
    list price: $49.99
    our price: $32.29
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004VX3A
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 2127
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    This cable allows you to make a powerful connection between your GPS and your PC. Create routes and waypoints on your PC and transfer them to your GPS. You can also download map detail from MapSource CD-ROMs to compatible units. Cable features a standard 9-pin D connector. Connects to any 12-volt receptacle. ... Read more


    • Works with Garmin eTrex and eMap models
    • Connect your GPS to your PC to transfer route and waypoint information to and from your PC
    • Download map detail from MapSource CD-ROMs
    • Cigarette adapter fits any standard 12-volt receptacle
    • Cable features 9-pin D connector

    Reviews (15)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Works great but designed wierd
    The way this cable should have been made is with the Y connection near the cigarette lighter adapter instead of near the GPS.If the gps is placed on the dashboard, you have a cable stretched across your passenger seat to the laptop which gets in the way but I have used this cable and it works well.

    3-0 out of 5 stars It is a Crazy World
    It is crazy how over-priced this cable really is.It is crazy that I actually bought it.If you don't mind the price, this cable is well made.I finally upgraded the firmware of my Geko 201 with this cable.BTW, the bootleg version of this cable costs almost as much, and probably costs more after you add the shipping cost.See what a crazy world we live in?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Garmin PC Interface Cable
    This item is an absolute must for operating your GPS unit out in the field when connected to a computer of some sort.Simply relying on the Garmin GPS's internal batteries leaves you with only an eight hour window of operation while if the unit is attached to an external power source one can expect unlimited usage.

    5-0 out of 5 stars works as advertised
    Mush have if you have a GPS and topo map software

    3-0 out of 5 stars may be isolated, but I had a problem
    I use this almost every day for 6 to 8 hours. After a few weeks of use the lighter plug in melted and blew the fuse. This could have been caused by a loose connection between it and the cigarette lighter plug. Anyway, I was on the road and couldnt wait for replacement, so I just replaced the end and have had no problem since. That is the only reason for the 3 stars, other than that it would get 5 stars. ... Read more

    19. Uniden WXI377 900 MHz Water-Resistant Cordless Phone with Caller ID
    by Uniden
    list price: $69.99
    our price: $39.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000DC3S5
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Uniden
    Sales Rank: 589
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The Uniden 900MHz Cordless Submersible Phone is the perfect phone for boaters, sportsmen, pool owners, outdoor workers or the busy on-the-go family. The durable phone floats, meets JIS7 waterproof specifications and can be used indoors or outdoors. Features: large 3-line LCD display; 30 CID memories that store incoming names and numbers; caller ID/call waiting; 1-touch RocketDial; rubber side grips for easy handling; 10 memory dial locations; find handset locator; English or French menus; earpiece; ringer volume control; ringer off setting; hearing aid compatible; AC adaptor; telephone cord; and belt clip. ... Read more


    • French and English menus; belt clip; 1-year warranty
    • 900 MHz analog signal
    • Call waiting/caller ID with 30-station memory
    • Floating handset with rubber grips meets JIS7 waterproof specifications
    • 10-station memory dial and One-touch Rocket Dial

    Reviews (4)

    4-0 out of 5 stars This phone is great
    I purchased this phone because of the waterproof feature. I own
    a restaurant and this is the only cordless phone that has stood
    up to tough handling. (ie. wet hands, splattering milkshakes, dropping,
    etc.)I have had this phone over a year and it still
    does the job.The range is not really an issue with me, but there is static
    if I take it to my office in the rear of the
    building.However, this is not much different than others I have owned.
    The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was that I wish it had an earpiece
    volumn and the words on some of the keys are wearing
    off from constant use.

    1-0 out of 5 stars alll i get is static
    this phone sucks if i leave three feet from the base all i hear is static i reaaly wish i would not have ripped the box up

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Phone
    We started using this phone around Christmas time.So far, no problems, though we use mostly outdoors and around the hot tub (I haven't tried to see just how waterproof it is).I don't have any complaints.Sound is loud both on earpiece and on the other end.The distance is fine--we live in a large 3 story house and we haven't had any problems with reception within it or outside it.Nice display with caller id.Buttons work fine.I wish all phones could be made this rugged.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Tough phone, with poor sound quality and poor range.
    Just got one of these in the hope that it will survive my three kids, they go through phones pretty quick. This seems to be a very rugged phone, so should last a while. Unfortunately the sound quality is poor and the range is just barely able to cover our small house. ... Read more

    20. Magellan eXplorist 200 16 MB Handheld GPS with Waterproof Exterior (Yellow)
    by Magellan
    list price: $169.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00029TN9S
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Magellan
    Sales Rank: 2416
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The Magellan® Explorist 200 GPS unit offers 8 MB of built-in North American and European maps to help you navigate. It features TrueFix technology which takes advantage of 14 parallel channels, supported by WAAS and EGNOS for fast signal acquisition, minimal signal loss and reliable accuracy to within 3 meters. You can use it to save up to 5 track log files, 500 points of interest and 20 routes. ... Read more


    • Built-in North American background map offers convenient access to roads, parks, waterways, airports, more
    • 1-button control takes you to important functions like menu, nav screens, personal points-of-interest, "go to" routing, and backlight
    • TrueFix technology with a 14-parallel-channel, WAAS/EGNOS-enabled GPS receiver provides precise position fixes within 3 meters
    • 2.3-inch, grayscale LCD offers zoom and an amber backlight; unit's rubber-armored, impact-resistant shell is waterproof to the IPX-7 standard
    • Stores up to 500 waypoints, 20 routes, and 5 track logs with up to 2,000 points each

    Reviews (9)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Starter GPS
    I just started Geocaching a few months ago and after doing research on available GPSs in my price range, I decided to choose this one.It is a great starter unit that does not have so many functions that the directions on usage overwhelm you (we all know about VCR programming!) It has great screen readout, easy-to-program waypoints, and a nice size.

    On the downside, it can be a bit slow initiating at startup and there is no PC connection capabilities.But then again, it's supposed to be a simple unit and with 16MB it should serve you well.However, I wouldn't recommend it for driving since it's not designed for that and there are models out there better suited for that purpose.

    All in all, if you're looking for a great basic model, I would recommend it.The Garmin eTrex Legend is comparable but this Magellan has better accuracy, more channels, and more route capabilities.

    I haven't regretted this purchase.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Mediocre Quality GPS
    Being an owner of both the Garmin eTrex, and the Magellan 200, I find that:

    1)The Magellan is slow to lock on and frequently cannot get 3D accuracy with even 4 satellites.
    2)The carrying case *blows chunks*.A _cheap_ zipper bag that you have to take your belt off to wear it or remove it.Garmin's is form-fitting with a belt clip, clear viewing port, and velcro-- much better.
    3)The Magellan has *no* interface for a PC, which even the most basic Garmin eTrex has, which is important because the PC interface is used for (cigarette power adapter, PC data uplink, and firmware ugprade to GPS downlink).
    4)The battery compartment holdig-bolt requires numerous turns to to loosen, whereas the Garm etrex requires 1/2 turn.
    5)No lanyard comes with the unit, although it has a molded place for one to be attached to.eTrex' come with lanyards.
    6)Screen has a tendency to repaint, even if you're not moving
    7)GUI interface is clumsy, and has a "cluttered" look to it.
    8)the 'joystick' or jog-stick too easily depressed causing you to select something when you were only trying to scroll.
    9)It has an option to erase the contents of the unit entirely.Why?there is NO WAY TO RELOAD IT.
    10)This does not show you *where* the satellites are in relation to you, which the Garmin eTrex does.

    1)Backlight is very nice
    2)Screen is larger
    3)Has a field in it to put identity info or "reward" message

    Pricewise, the basic eTrex costs $89, whereas this ran me $139.I don't care for the mapping function, it's annoying.I don't use it for road navigation.And I don't know how it would update the maps anyway, without a PC interface to upgrade it.

    Overall, not worth the money.It falls down in almost all the areas a serious, fast-paced user requires.I rate it about $60 too much in comparison to the Garmin.

    As it is, I disliked the crummy carrying pouch so much, I found it will barely fit in the extra Garmin eTrex Holster I had.Garmin's are also smaller on the hip.I would not have bought this, but lost my Garmin.

    I have to say I found the Garmin to be much more professional, functional, and useful, and will end up buying one again.this Magellan goes up on eBay, today.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Undetailed, and a bit slow
    My best friend owns two of these GPS system things. So, yeah, I'm a newbie at this GPS thing. I turned it on, and it took 10 seconds for it to go to the map. Then, 10, 20, 30...60...100 seconds...why aren't the satellites connecting?...200, then finally a satellite was connected, and I was outside. I zoomed all the way in, and it was very confusing. I could only see three roads, one being the I-10 freeway. And no, Tucson is not a small city. Actually, it's pretty big, the second biggest city in Arizona, and Phoenix being the biggest, and due to all of the northwest area construction, that's not saying much. The map was very unclear, showing two main roads, I-10, and this big circle saying Flowing Wells. And Flowing Wells was actually misplaced, and should have been a little more southern.

    It does have it's high points. At least you have specific numbers, on how far and fast you are walking, but once again, slow.

    It does what it's supossed to do, but it does it in such a below-average way that I can not recommend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Not for travelling hiways and biways
    5 stars for trail use, 0 for travelling roads. while this gadget would work well for trekking offroad, its not great for roads.
    Dont get this thinking your going to use it to navigate roadways.
    While it does show interstates etc it does not map your route, so you better know how to get where your going already. It simply draws a straight line from point A to point B and indicates where you are.
    The menus are also to slow to navigate, I drive for a living an need fast inputs, I need to put in street address's not just a city. I work long hrs and need an external power source as well. There is no connectivty to palm or laptop.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for driving and backpacking.
    I love this little critter. I find the built in map for driving handles most major roads and all of the interstates. On my latest 14 hour trip to several relatives, I was on a marked road 98% of the time. Zooming out tells me when intersections will be coming and the GOTO ETA is pretty much right on (when will we be home, daddy? 1 hour 27 minutes plus or minus 5 minutes... Oh...) Thing is as bad as a cell phone for driving distraction.
    Screen is very nice. Contrast is great. Looks good from full sun to dim light and the night light takes over from there. Words are very legible (it does take some skill to read Lake Mooselookmyguntic while driving tho)
    Accuracy while hiking will get you within 30 feet regularly so works for trail finding and maps. The joystick does take some getting used to but works fine once you get the hang (push from the side not from the top). Lots of self help built in (reading material on my long walks out). Battery life is good and I use rechargeable double AAs NIMH and get a good 6-7 hours out of them. I carry a couple of extra with me. Swapping batteries is easy and can be done without tools but needs bare fingers to unscrew the D ring screw. Nothing is lost when swapping batteries. Takes about 1-2 minutes to sync up with the satellites when turned on. Picks up the satellites well in my pocket or nestled in the cars door handle. The night light feature is very nice and does not knock too much off of the battery. Lightweight, takes a drop onto concrete with just a nick here or there on the case. Buttons have a good feel and can be manipulated by feel while driving. Buttons need to be pushed with bare fingers or very thin gloves.One very neat feature is that the sun and moon are located on the compass when they are above the horizon. Donno how they do that. Compass works only when moving but it only takesa few steps to get it to work
    For backpacking there is one major issue. The odometer does not track accurately in the woods. If the GPS loses track somewhere where the trees are thick, the odometer stops logging during that time. The funny thing is that the active track is spot on. Just use the active track to figure out how far you have walked. The breadcrumbs work great. I could care less about downloading content or maps or topo stuff. That is what printed maps are for and I would never trust an electronic device to get me out anyways.
    ... Read more

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