It is durable, constructed to military standards. Accurate positioning can be provided with the use of gps, GLONASS and galileo satellite systems. Smart notifications allow your device to receive emails, texts and alerts if you misplace your navigation sensor. In watch mode, the battery life can be up to 1 month. The user manual is a PDF manual in the product description.
👤I have been using this in the Army for over a year and I love it. I used to have a Fortrex 401 and loved it. There were some issues with the 401 that this solved. I will compare the two. The biggest changes from the 401 to the 601 are as follows. 1. The life of a battery. If you are using these in the military, or just use them often, you need an upgrade like this to justify it. I went from having to change my batteries every mission to changing them every 3-4 days of heavy use. 2. The ability to tell time in a watch is great, it saves you from having to carry something around your wrist, and works well. You wont have to worry about draining your battery supply for a watch because the watch only mode allows you to use this without taking much battery life at all. 3. Back light. The back light is better than the orange light. On the other side of the spectrum, it has a night vision mode that is very dim and can't be seen past 10 meters on the dark nights. 4. There is a screen. It has a bigger screen and a better resolution, making it easier to see what is displayed. 5. The location of the gps device. The gps seems to connect a little faster than the 401, but that is not a big deal. Overall, I think. This thing is amazing if you are in the military or use a lot of gps's. It works well and is small. The battery life alone makes this worth the upgrade if you already own a 401.
👤The army infantry is very useful in the field. The mode was more needed than expected. This garmin has many options and abilities. Didn't notice a huge difference in performance for 401. The screen may scratch easily under use.
👤I bought the 601 to replace the 401 that was stolen from my luggage a few months ago. Foretrex is the only line of gpss that do the job for me when I'm hiking or dog sledding in the winter. I can operate it with gloves on, and the batteries can be replaced quickly after the cold kills them. I've operated the 401 in temperatures as cold as -38C/ 36F without any issues. ICs have gotten a lot more power efficient since the 401 hit the market, and the biggest upgrade that the 601 provides is the greatly improved battery life. The way I burn through the batteries will pay for the unit within its lifetime. The improved screen resolution and support for Galileo are nice, but not a big deal to me. I had a lot of trouble getting the 401's interface to work with modern PCs because it was persnickety. The 601 seems to have fixed that. You don't need to use the software to work with it because it is a mass storage device with a full GPX file system. I was able to populate the Foretrex with waypoints from a database of mountain peaks by copying a hand-written GPX file to GARMIN/ GPX/WPTS. GPX on the Foretrex filesystem. The new band is cheap and not as comfortable as the old one. It's hard to remove it to get to the battery compartment. The Berry Amendment requires that units sold to the US military come without the band that is made in China. It's probably easier to attach your own band with some compromises made by Garmin. Bigfoot's one-star review only mentioned the missing satellite-accuracy display, but I've been able to reproduce it. I'll take his word for it, but I haven't missed any. The maximum elevation drift off I've seen is about 60 feet, which is1-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-6556
The handheld gps is reliable. The display has a sunlight-readable color and display size of 220 x 220. There are roads and trails for hiking and cycling in the Topo Active maps. Tracking in more challenging environments is possible with the support of gps and GLONASS satellite systems. There is 8 gigabytes of internal memory for map downloads. Up to 25 hours in the gps mode with 2 AA batteries.
👤A lot of the negative reviewers didn't understand what they were buying when they ordered this. This isn't a replacement for your maps and it isn't intended to be. Some of the negatives are positive features. It was large. It's large, but it will take a lot more beating than a small smart phone. The shape makes it easier to hold in the hand. 2. There is no touchscreen. Have you ever tried to use your phone in the rain? Touchscreens are great in warm climates. It is designed for use in dirty environments. 3. The user interface is outdated. This sort of phone is similar to a 2008 cell phone. The layout is easy to set up and contributes to the battery life. 4. AA batteries. The eTrex doesn't have a rechargeable battery like every other electronic device. It's difficult to understand why they think this would be a good idea. If you're out on a long hike/camping/hunting trip for several days, it's unlikely that you'll have access to a charging port, which makes it easier to just pop in two new batteries when the old ones run out. 5. There is a memory capacity. The maps take up the entire integrated memory. You can buy a 32gb card for $6 and download as many maps as you want. There are lots of videos on how to do this. 6. There is no map detail. I haven't encountered any flaws with the maps, so unless you're trekking through Gates of the Arctic, you'll probably be covered on any state or local trails. 7. Inaccuracy of location. The registered location is close to where I'm actually standing. My cell phone is usually off by 50 to 100 feet. It's not the point of exactitude, it's to help you find your way back to your camp, etc. Being off by a few yards isn't a big deal if you're within sightline. There are 8. There are noroutable maps. It operates differently than your phone's map app. You type in the address and it takes you there. It's not clear why people think it won't. There are 9. The features and interface are confusing. I can't believe this one. There are lots of videos and articles on how to use features. I download AllTrails Pro trails into Basecamp and then export them onto the eTrex when I'm ready to go. I follow the trail on the device. There are two more When I go on a non-prepared trip, I use the eTrex to record my track and save it on the device, then I plug it into my computer and send it to Basecamp. Done. If you're outdoors a lot, you're willing to dedicate minimal time to understanding how to use it, and you understand that this sub-$200 gps that will last you for a decade is not intended to replace your $800+ cellphone.
👤The company is abysmal. The product they have created is straight out of the era of the Blackberry. They offer nothing in the handheld market that is close to a modern device. This piece of hardware and software is not good. I will return it. I didn't return the inferior Garmin that I have in my car, and it burns me up. Never again! The screen is tiny, and I have encountered other issues in my brief period of ownership. I need to hike in the desert. The screen is useless. My phone works in the same way with no glasses. - The best tech minds don't work for Garmin. - The screen gets bumped in your pocket and you lose battery life. You can't search for a location by state, it returns zero results. The method to change the order of items in the Main menu is different from the Route Planning menu. - The deleted tracks menu contains all the settings. What? There are no maps. The data is solid, so I give this 2 stars instead of 1 Since my return of this device, I have been using a solution. I wanted a dedicated device just for mapping, I hike extensively off trail. I bought a burner phone at a box store and it works without being activated. I disabled all the apps that I could. I bought and downloaded Gaia for mapping and route finding. You can download maps before you leave. You can get phone service if you don't have to download maps, but it will cost more. I made the device bulletproof by adding a protective case with a backpack clip and an external battery pack. The setup has been great. Gaia is awesome. There are maps on the screen. The hardware and software are easy to use. The accuracy is very good. I have access to a lot of maps. Finally, it's a cheaper option. It's shocking that the company that does this can't do it.
The floating design, sunlight-visible display and button operation make it easy to use the water. Boat data can be streamed from compatible chartplotters and instruments. Bluechart G3 coastal charts have the best of both Garmin and Navionics data. Satellite communication and two-way text messaging can be accessed via the 100% Global Iridium satellite network. To use a remote control for your autopilot and Fusion Marine products, you need to download a free app from the Connect IQ store. The filter has a smooth speed and heading indication. Satellite subscription will cause an interactive alert to the search and rescue monitoring center.
👤The device seems to function as advertised after it was received. I was very disappointed because despite being marketed as a "marine device", it doesn't work with the active captain app to share charts with the app or other chart plotters. It doesn't qualify for the "new chart guarantee" that other chart plotters and cards get. One year out of current, my device has charts on it. I was referred to an obscure support page that explained that "hand held devices" don't work with one chart or new chart guarantee. The promotional info for their marine charts does not make this distinction, so I felt this was deceptive marketing. If the charts are important to you and you want to buy a card with charts, I would recommend getting a device without charts.
👤This seller is not a good one for buyers. They used it and sold it, but the screen protectors looked like they had been wiped and sold. As a new thing, didn't install new maps... Was going to Florida. The seller is not trustworthy.
👤It is easy to hold on to when moving in a boat with the light weight covered in a tacky rubber. I used it for the entire day on the water after accidentally forgetting to turn it off, but I didn't have to charge it. I love bread crumbs feature and live tracking. I would like it to have the same display as the garmin gps. I put a piece of yellow electrical tape on the antenna to make it easy to see if it goes over the board. Both face up and face down.
👤The gps marine handheld is very popular. It was very difficult to get connected to my phone, once connected to the "garmin connect" app, it feeds advertisements to the gps. I don't want advertising on my gps unit. I was getting notifications that I had earned badges for doing things like standing up and walking. This is the second kind of information I want on my gps. When planning a route between two points of interest, you go to routes and pick your points. When you pick your points, you get a large list of POI's that are organized by distance from you. If you want to find a particular buoy that is 5 miles away, you have to scroll through hundreds of other buoy that are closer to you. There is no way to reduce the list. The weather charts are colorful, but there is no scale to tell you what color means. I was looking for a gps with charts. The 86Sci has a lot of gingerbread on it that I don't want or need. This unit is not as good as the reputation of the company.
👤I might feel better about this product with time. The instructions are my main disappointment. There was a very limited quick start guide in the package. I was hoping to go online and watch a few things. This is a very expensive unit. I can't believe that this would be on the market without video support. The included map is a problem. It covers too much for me. I had an old 64 that was much cheaper and better, but it's not available now. Someone at Garmin had the idea to move the input buttons above the screen on several units so you can't see what you're putting, but you can cover the screen.
The BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription includes a premium gps handheld. A large, 3” sunlight-readable color display is easy to use. Multiple Global navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) can be used to track your travels in more challenging environments. Access to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery with direct-to-device downloads and no annual subscription is available. Up-to-date forecasts and animated weather radar are supported by expanded wireless connections. Up-to-date forecasts and animated weather radar are supported by expanded wireless connections.
👤I can't tell you how complicated this device is. I have never used one before. I am not tech literate. I wanted to get into 1 with all the hiking I have been doing. Wow, spend all this money and it is basically a brick, without spending more and using multiple programs to actually use it. The interface on this is terrible. I am beside myself trying to figure out a route or a hike trail. If you are by them. There are free topo maps and trail maps, but you have to figure out how to get it onto your gps. The gps doesn't like it when you do. Any of the above tasks are nearly impossible if you don't have a Windows or Mac computer. I plugged away on OSM for free while I was reading. Really? Is there an additional $100 to be given to Garmin to use the thing? You need to buy a trail package or use OSM to load a free one. New technology is not the same as gps. I can't understand why they haven't put a shred of intuitiveness into their software. I want a hiking gps that is not filled with garbage. It has more garbage than a 2020 cell phone.
👤This one is fun and useful. I am a hiker and also a fan of the game. It has a couple of good apps. The App Store only has one prediction for every prediction, and that is stupid. Handling and battery life are both complex. I am going to switch to batteries which you can load with the device.
👤It was refurbished. The accuracy of the gps device is questionable. The operating system is not up to date. Power up time and download speed are slow. The iPhones work better than this unit. I need more precise coords than I can get with a phone.
👤The software update shut down my gpsMAP 66st. It is locked on the software update screen and won't connect with other devices. Online reviews say that the software for the 66 series was messed up. The return label is being printed.
👤I like that you can change the batteries on your own. The function is good. Will recommend someone to buy a nice gps.
👤El gps hasta quitarle. Se reinicia y remplaza los puntos.
A large 3 inch color display is easy to use. Two-way messaging via the 100% Global Iridium satellite network is required for an interactive SOS to be triggered. Multiple global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) support and navigation sensors are included in the pre-installed Garmin TOPO mapping. You can access active weather forecasts on your cell phone. You can use the explore website and app to manage waypoints, routes, activities and collections. Up to 35 hours of battery life can be provided in 10-minute tracking mode, and up to 200 hours in expedition mode. Satellite communications devices are not allowed in some places. It is the responsibility of the user to follow all applicable laws in the jurisdiction where the device is intended to be used.
👤There are now four handhelds with InReach. Here is a quick listing of the models followed by a more detailed description of their pros and cons. The already successful gpsMAP 66st was added with InReach satellite messaging, and weather forcasts. The InReach models have a battery life of 35 hours under normal use. InReach Explorer+ is the longest lasting. 24k maps of North America and navigation built-in are included in InReach. InReach SE+ The InReach is the same as the Explorer+ but without maps and navigation. The mini version of the SE+ has half the battery life, half the size, and weight. Let's get some basics out of the way. If you expect to be beyond cell coverage, buy this or one of the other InReach models. It could save your life. The InReach two-way satellite messaging feature costs more to buy than aGPS receiver alone and requires a subscription for the messaging feature, like all utilities, phone, cable, electricity, etc. It is a two-way process. Sending a message high into space and needing lots of battery power is different to the gps system. Text and email messages can be sent to anyone in the world with a phone that can send normal text and email messages. Cell texting uses a grid of towers nearby just waiting to take your message and pass it on, but it will take longer. There are no cell towers in the wilderness. Each of the 70 satellites takes about 90 minutes to circle the Earth. The chance of your device communicating with a satellite depends on a number of factors. If you want the best chance of quicker communications, you should get into an open space where the chance of seeing a passing satellite or two is greater. Messages take time to be sent and received. The InReach SOS system has had over 3000 search and rescue responses. It is reliable if you understand how to use it. Smoke signals are your next best option. If you carry a phone with the EarthMate app, you will be able to use the phone's touch keyboard to type messages, and topo maps of North America will be included. Even if the InReach doesn't have built-in maps, you can still use EarthMate on your phone without a cell or internet connection. I've used the other handhelds as well. Here are my recommendations for the best and less useful features. My tests show that they all do the same things. The messaging service subscription cost is the same for all models. Here is a list of what each means. The proven system of gps handhelds is used to build the gpsMAP 66i. It uses a system of device integration and coordination. It is the first time that the InReach has completely broken free from the original system. You can read the manual online for a full understanding of what the system will do. A larger screen and full InReach technology. There is a lot of wireless and wi-fi connection to other watches, sensors, and health devices. It is possible to store, classify, and share activity, routes, waypoints, and other data in the cloud. The built-in TopoActive map supports turn-by-turn prompts on the trail when using a route and has lots more short local trails than the Explorer+ which requires you to download additional OpenStreetMaps directly into its built-in free space or into a paired phone. You can download directly into the gpsMAP 66i free, but BirdsEye Satellite Imagery is not good enough to add photo data to your maps. The optional City Navigator North America NT map will make theGPSMAP 66i look and act like a dedicated road gps for driving. It has thousands of points of interest. It can be searched and found with on-road turn by turn calculation. Voice notifications for upcoming turns and traffic conditions are not found in dedicated automobileGPS devices. You can buy just one device that will work well on the road and the trail. There are some things that are CONS: The battery life is only 35 hours. This can be extended by careful planning. This is not a good choice for multi-day excursions due to the limited battery life. Many of the handy gpsMAP features are not used in the wilderness beyond cell or internet access. Best. For people who like the full featured Garmin fitness and activity gear, welcome access to Garmin maps and the Garmin cloud systems, and don't often venture into the wilderness for more than a long weekend, this is for them. When you go beyond the cell system, most of the features of the gpsMAP are gone. Bring an external battery pack with you in case of an emergency and if you need to text with rescue responders. The current Top of the LineGPS handheld has many features and is powered by InReach technology. It's a great choice for casual hikers. I think the Explorer+ is the best handheld for people who are going to be beyond Cell coverage for a while. It will last 100 hours under normal conditions and over a month with careful planning. The built-in map of North America is similar to theGPSMAP 66i. This map is not a TopoActive map with the ability to have turn-by-turn prompt tones. After your phone dies, this unit can stand alone. There are pros and cons. A built-in 24k topo map of North America, long battery life, and weather forecasts from the backcountry are all included. A built-in digital compass, accelerometer, and altimeter is needed for precise location and bearing info. The Explorer+ can store additional information internally. The TopoActive maps like theGPSMAP 66i are not compatible with the fitness, exchange, and TopoActive systems. Best. Long distance hikers, hunters, and boaters want to be able to navigate without a phone, and they expect to be beyond cell service for many days. The InReach SE+ has the same size and satellite messaging as the Explorer+, but without the Map and navigation features. There is a 100 hour battery for satellite based weather forecasts. The explorer+ has the same rugged case and waterproof standard. The Explorer+ is $50 more expensive. Spending a small amount of money on the Explorer+ will give you more value in navigation and location capability. Best. Those who only want off-grid communications, and long battery life, are for. The smallest, lightest, and most difficult to use is the InReach Mini. Pair it with a phone. You have easy messaging with contacts, routes, and waypoints, as well as a free full features topo map of North America. There are pros and cons. Light and small. It's easy to carry with you when the car dies in a cell dead zone. There are some things that are CONS: It was dangerous to write messages from the device. 50 hours of battery under normal use. The Explorer+ has half the battery life of the SE+. There is no map for navigation. To see a map and navigate, you need to pair your phone with a gps device. Cell phones will not last as long. navigation goes also when they lose battery. The Mini is lighter and smaller, but it will need a phone to navigate and a battery pack to charge both devices. Best. For people who just want to be able to communicate from beyond cell service for convenience or safety in emergencies and like the fact that when connected to a phone running the EarthMate app it provides a great detailed map and navigation, it's for them. Those who like its small size and weight don't need an extended battery life. The average day or weekend hiker, hunter, or boater likes the security of weather forecasts in the wilderness, two-way SOS, and the ability to keep in touch with home. When things go wrong, anyone can get help from a dead cell zone. Which model is best for you? The Explorer+ is the best choice if you are a long distance hiker, hunter, or offshore boater. It has a long battery life and you can download maps and charts to your phone for many days off the grid. If you need to communicate with rescue responders in case of a SOS emergency, you should save 25% of your battery. If you hike on weekends or the occasional vacation for a few days, the InReach SE+ or Mini will serve you well. The free EarthMate app is installed on your phone so you can use it for navigation. The Mini is a good option for anyone who wants to reach out to family or friends from dead Cell areas. It's small, easy to carry and always there when you need it. An annual subscription is worth the peace of mind. If you are an active biker, runner, or other sport enthusiast who spends most of the time within the Cell system range but likes weekends or a few days in the wild, you might consider theGPSMAP 66i. It costs more, but it integrates with the existing Garmin systems that will work in the wilderness, but are helpful when you are back in your home base. There are lots of short local trails on the built-in map. It can be helpful to use TopoActive turn-by-turn maps for pre-defined routes to make sure you don't miss a vital turn. Adding a North America NT map to your carGPS navigator will save you hundreds of dollars. All of the InReach included devices will allow you to send and receive texts or emails from anywhere to anyone, get weather forcasts anywhere via the satillites, and get help for any emergency from a flat tire to a broken leg in the wilderness. They all work well. The service plans are priced according to the budget. The cheapest plan costs less than fifteen dollars a month. I pay more than that for my coffee and pastry breaks. If you want the ability to uninstall the device and not pay for the months you don't need it, the unlimited plan is worth it. The yearly contract plans keep the device active at all times. I carry a MINI at all times on the Annual Safety plan for $13 per month. This gives me peace of mind that I can communicate when the car breaks down. If I press the button, GEOS will call my roadside assistance provider. I can text a family member. I have an Explorer+ for those multi-day photo expeditions where long battery life is important. The Explorer+ is on a plan that costs $70 per month but only has unlimited messages for a certain period of time. Hopefully this has helped. The best InReach device for your needs and budget is needed. Is it worth it? Consider the consequences of being unable to communicate when misfortune strikes you or someone you meet. The InReach has saved many lives. You should stop and enjoy the view no matter what you do.
The display is built rugged and passed the military standard for drop test. You can get spoken turn-by-turn directions through your connected helmet or headset. Direct-to-device downloads and no annual subscription are available for BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. There are options for riding on curvy or hilly roads. You can easily manage and review routes, tracks, and waypoints with the help of a navigator. You can record your route with the track recorder and save it for future adventures. You can access live traffic and weather, share routes with other riders, and get phone notifications with the Garmin Drive app.
👤I don't know how many gpss I have used on a motorcycle. I think it's around 10. The motorcycle specific Gps are the first I have tried and they are too small for my liking. I have had it for about a year. My actual use has been limited because of the lack of appeal to ride in our Florida heat and humidity. There are a few observations about the screen. Even in direct sunlight, it is bright and readable. It's better than any of the previous ones I've used. Big plus! The data fields are easy to read, and the speed indicator glows red when you are speeding. The screen on the gps is glove friendly. Maybe this year I will be able to escape from Florida. The screen is a perfect size. The last 3 gpss I used were massive trucks. Big, easy to read, and extremely competent, but bulky. The larger, dimmer screen on the others is not as bright as the brighter screen on this, and the smaller overall size fits into the dash area better. Another plus. The Zumo is impervious to rain. The automotive/truckGPSs I have been using were not up to date. It's nice to no longer worry about the gps getting wet. The standard 1” ball mount was used for the gps. There is no need for special cradles or adapters. I decided to use the previously installed Ram ball and a 6” arm I already had in a big box of extra Ram stuff instead of using the bar mount and arm. The included dock/mount seems to hold the gps in place. You can remove the gps in a split second if you push a button on the back. The cable stays with the mount. The rubber cover for the contacts is included when the gps is not installed. Installation is very fast. Simply clip it back on. It's great if you have a place to securely store the gps. Some people may think that a thief can push the same button and walk away with your gps. The wiring was easy to follow. You need a negative and positive wire. I don't have to worry about messing with the gps because my car is wired to a hot-all-the-time circuit. The map retains detail when you zoom in, which is something I believe will make this gps more useful than any of the newer gpss I have used. I don't follow a pre-determined route on the bike. On the bike, I usually wing it, with only a general idea of where I'm headed, using the gps more as an electronic road atlas than just blindly following a route. You can still see the secondary roads with the map detail turned all the way up. Secondary roads are usually disabled above.3 or.500 miles. If you want to know where that little road you are thinking of exploring goes to, you might be able to see by zooming out, instead of having to scroll around and lose perspective. I prefer to adjust the zoom level myself when underway. The auto zoom seems to work at a useful level so far. I will try it. Time will tell... I just set it manually because I got tired of it zooming in and out on it's own. For the first year that I had this gps, I had a problem with how it handled points of interest. For the uninitiated and non-geeks, custom points of interest are lists of locations that may be of interest to you that would not normally be included with a gps's factory installed POIs. They can be a collection of stores or a collection of stores. The lists can be downloaded from a website, or you can make your own if you want to. The custom POIs were only accessible by digging into the menu system on the Zumo XT. A top level search didn't include custom POIs. I could live with that, but the worst thing for me was that there was no way to make the custom POI icons on the map. It's always nice to look at the map and see if one is close to something. The unit started showing custom POIs after the system update. "Up ahead" in the map settings menu must be checked to show your POIs. This will show the system icons for fuel, restaurants, and motorcycle related POIs, and it can make the screen a little busy, but hey, I'll take it. Speaking of POIs. I have found the pre-loaded POIs to be very inaccurate and frustrating to use. They have sent me on wild goose chases to businesses that were either notexistent or somewhere else. A big deal in a large RV is a frustrating annoyance on a motorcycle. Because of this, I stopped using Garmin's POIs a couple of years ago and now use other alternatives when searching for food, fuel, or anything else. Really? They could be better now. I don't know. I have been burned so many times that it will be a while before I try to use them again. I let the gps show me the nearest gas station for the first time since I owned it, against my better judgement. We went after it was shown to be close to us. I passed a gas station on the way that the gps didn't know about, and it took me about 5 blocks further up the street to a run down old building that was probably a gas station in a previous life. We were checking out an RV park for a future trip later that day, and I let the gps search for nearby RV parks on my phone. It didn't know that the RV park was established. The bottom line. If you need to find a place, don't use the POIs. You can enter the address into the gps by searching for it on your cell phone. The weather radar is connected to your phone through a wireless connection. I haven't had any showers that chase me around yet, but it all seems to work if you have a good wireless data signal. This feature is really cool. I have only used it for short trips, but if it's like any of my other current ones, they will find the address and you can be pretty confident they will get you there eventually, but will also sometimes choose strange routes. Always take a quick look at the proposed route, and always choose common sense over what a gps tells you. This thing is expensive. It's very expensive. It is the most expensive non-marine gps I have ever purchased. I would buy it again in a second. I still think it's great and would not want to be without it. As time goes on, I will probably update this review.
The product is certified to look and work like new. Functional testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging are included in the process. The product may arrive in a generic box with all relevant accessories. Only sellers with a high performance bar can sell Certified Refurbished products on Amazon. The display has a landscape or portrait view. ABC sensors have a compass, a barometric altimeter and a accelerometer. Ruggedized for the outdoors, it is strong against dust, dirt and humidity. It is water-rated. The activity profiles include climb, hike, hunt, bike, geocache, fish and more.
👤Great unit. Primarily used for hiking and geocaching, it fills my needs. The batteries are on par with other units. The unit has a problem with the CHIRP function. Was this a deal breaker because the unit will power off on it's own within a minute of power on? I would have expected a better due diligence on the R&D department and some reasonable testing to find issues like this. I don't think I've ever seen a chirp cache in my area. I paid for this feature and I would like to see it work. The screen dim/timeout is the second issue. The unit should be visible during daylight hours and backlit at night. In order to see the screen, you need to have the back lighting on. Again, not a deal breaker, but when caching you really need to use the screen more if you are hiking. I don't know how this affects battery life, but I'm pretty sure it will. I would have liked to know more about the useage of this unit before caching. It's similar to a smart watch in that it works with a smart phone. It doesn't replace the phone while caching and doesn't function well as a stand alone unit. You need a fully chewed phone with a full range of features to take full advantage of the Geo capabilities. I recommend this unit if the headaches don't bother you. It has a great interface and doesn't want it to look like a kids toy. It's easy to update, it's easy to use and it's easy to upload maps.
👤The Oregon 700 was not as good as I had hoped. The battery life was not advertised. The screen was hard to see in the sun. It was difficult to navigate through the menus. The on/off button was not good and you have to hope you got it right. Press it hard and hold it for a few seconds until it makes a couple of small noises to turn it off. Couldn't get a satellite signal from inside my house, but I could see a message that asked if I wanted to continue. That was done with both gps and GLONASS on. You have to buy detailed maps separately if you want to download them for free. I'm talking about the Garmin in the past tense. I returned it. I'm going to try ONX Offroad on my phone.
👤This works great for me. It's great if you get a re-chargeable battery kit, but it's better if you get a better battery. I took this out on a hike recently and was able to find a number of caches in the area, it was definitely more accurate than my phone.
👤I had a handheld unit that I wanted to upgrade. The company was not supported in the US. Went with this unit after a lot of thought. It does a great job and I use it mostly for geocaching. The unit looked brand new when it arrived.
The design is water resistant and has a button. There are roads and trails for hiking and cycling in the U.S. and Australia. Know where you are with a high-sensitivity receiver with quad helix antenna and multi-GNSS support. The gpsMAP 64sx and gpsMAP 64csx models have wireless connections. Up to 16 hours in the gps mode.
👤I used the garmin gps for my hiking trip around the Grand Canyon and other areas in Arizona. I explored the Arizona desert mountains in a Polaris RZR. I was surprised that it showed the main off road trails. It was pre-installed with the Arizona topo map. The map had all the trails I needed. After clearing the prior way point, I would mark it as a way point. Before starting a new trail, be sure to clear your previous foot tracks. I was able to find my way back to the car because of it. I left the alkaline batteries on for 14-16 hours to test them before I traveled. I set it to satellite mode to maximize battery life. The screen was at 50% brightness. Under the system settings, be sure to select the type of batteries you are using. I used Energizer batteries and they lasted longer. After using it for a few days around my home area, the user interface is straight forward. I watched a few videos to make sure I knew how to use it. I don't know why people give this device poor reviews. The buttons are nice. The screen is easy to see in the sun. A traditional compass and map is required. Be sure to know the area you are going to be in.
👤I read all the negative reviews and felt that the hand-held unit would work the same as the advertised one. After reading about the need to work through the base map and purchase additional maps for areas I frequent, I took the risk. I couldn't get the map to download. I contacted support after trying it on two different computers. I was sent a link that wouldn't open. I followed all the instructions, but was still unable to download the detailed hunting topo map I wanted. I wish I'd saved the money on the unit because I got a refund for the extra map purchase. A good old fashioned magnetic compass would help me with my purpose.
👤I have been using gps units for hiking. I liked my gps. It was easy to use. It was a dream to have file management. It was time to buy a new gps after 12 years of service. I chose the 64Csx because I wanted a state-of-the-art unit with a camera and flashlight. I had trouble getting maps from the website. I was on the phone with Tech Support for 2 hours to get the unit activated and download maps. I was very happy with the help the technician gave me. I am satisfied with the unit. There is a lot of memory to hold the topo maps. I believe it will hold 5000 waypoints, which is more than my old unit held. I don't think there is a limit on the number of tracks. It is easy to use. My old unit was easy to manage. The unit has a trip odometer, map, compass and elevation pages. The gps map 64csx has a rating of 5 stars. It must be with the software. I wanted to download maps from the gps. The gps has to be attached to the computer as an external drive to use the maps. BaseCamp's file management is not intuitive. I would give BaseCamp a low mark. I could write about it. I'm not rating BaseCamp. You can't avoid BaseCamp if they are pairs. Please update Map Source and ditch Base Camp.
The IPX7 powersport navigator is waterproof, glove-friendly, and has an ultra bright screen for off-road adventures. The Group Ride Radio features a push-to-talk fist mic and group tracking for up to 20 riders. Maps of public land boundaries, U.S. Forest Service roads and trails, and Birdseye satellite imagery are available. Attach the navigator to your powersport vehicle with a powered mount and wiring harness. You can use the Tread app on your phone to sync your waypoints, tracks and routes, and get access to live weather with an active connection. It's your responsibility to know and follow the laws of your country, and it's possible that you're not allowed to use a satellite communications device. Pair your dog systems with a gps device to navigate and track your dogs from your vehicle.
👤It took 7 hours to update and install all the maps. It doesn't have any off-road trails in any of the maps. I went to load the file for the peace trail, but I found out it couldn't be used as a route because it had to many waypoints. I called customer service and they told me that I needed to use a program called garmin basecamp on my computer to seperate the waypoints into different groups. When using basecamp, they can only suggest buying the 24k topo map for 99$, which has bad reviews, because the topo maps don't show any of the trails between the waypoints. It would bring me back to trying to get the basecamp program figured out on how to split the trail into 2 seperate trails and then transfer that to garmin explore, yet another app, and finally back onto the tread.
👤In the northern upper peninsula of Michigan, I go off road a lot. The roads are not marked the best. I would have gone back to camp without the gps. I would have put on more miles. My gut was telling me to go in one direction, but the navigator said to go in another direction. I went the other way. I was very happy I had it. It made sense that the "all seeing eye" of the Garmin Tread said to go the way it did once my gut and the Garmin came into alignment. The price tag is high. I also had trouble with it. If you can get past the price, you can bring the gps with you, but only if it's a large screen and how it connects to other cameras. I don't need a navigation device anymore. I used to use a Topo map and compass to get around. The system is still relevant, but using the Garmin is better. My handheld gps is not as good for night time driving in the wilds. Do I still have a compass in my pocket? You bet!
👤The screws and hole nuts are the same as those of ACE. You can see the panel behind the Polaris screws. Solid. The Beofeng handheld radios have a loud and clean sound but the radio is much more clear and clean. The Tread has a better mic. Don't connect phone while cranking the tunes, you can run mp3's via bluetooth to external speakers. When the unit is sharing the phone with external speakers, it fails in about three seconds. The phone is great.
👤The screen is perfect. It is completely readable in the sun. This garmin is easy to use and operate. The HD screen is great. The tube mount is strong and stable. One push of a button and you're on your way. Way to go!
👤There was no case or sleeve. It would have been nice to have a case or sleeve to protect the screen when not connected to the mount. It is expensive to leave on the mount.
👤I ordered this item because I believe the wireless cameras are working, in particular the BC40, but I was told by support that the TREAD BASE is only compatible with the BC cameras.
Every fishing environment has a rugged design. Transmit power: 200 W (RMS) and frequencies: 50/77/83/200 kHz. The handheld has a high-sensitivity gps receiver and a 2.6-inch color display. It's perfect for water sports and boating. BlueChart g2 is a built-in. The U.S./Bahamas has coastal charts with shorelines, depths, and more. A built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass and barometric altimeter is included. Share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches with other compatible device users.
👤The garmin 78sc worked for a week, then got an error message that it couldn't unlocks maps, and then they said garmin knew about the problem and a fix was being worked on.
👤I have used this device extensively, including over a 47 day kayak trip from Anacortes, Washington to Petersburg, AK. It's an awesome tool when it's functioning correctly. There are some design defects that need to be fixed. 1. The rubber covers for the power andusb ports leak salt water and can cause problems. Positive enclosures that never leak are what my other IPX 7 devices have. 2. The device consumes more power when loaded with a lot of waypoints. I was able to see this over a long period of time as I deleted routes and waypoints. As data grows, it never gets to sleep because the software loop always evaluates everything rather than what's currently relevant. 3. The unit OFTEN was locked up. This would require removing the protective cover and restarting. It's not something you want to do in windy conditions. I stopped using this feature eventually. I love it when it works. Before paddling on salt water, I have coated protective covers with Aquaseal. I have to remove it before I can connect it to the computer. They are very close to a great design and I want to love it. Wouldn't it be great if they listened to their customers better? January 7, 2020. I would like to add to my review. Over 34 days, last summer, circumnavigated the island by kayak. I loaded my gpsMAP with a lot of data. While following tracks the battery never locked up. I think software changes have fixed my complaints. Poor design of port covers will leak.
👤I bought the product to replace my old handheld 76c. It was a workhorse and the maps were small. The device could be used with WP. I was disappointed that the charts had no detail, like buoy markings, when I purchased the 78sc. I only had a giant marker on the scale of a small scale chart, because making scale larger resulted in the loss of any useful landmarks. Tech support said to me "what do you expect with a handheld and limited memory?" Over a decade later? The 76c is not a replacement for the 78sc, which is a handheld marine chart. The screen size is smaller than the older model. I would not recommend this device for use in the water.
👤Over the years, I've used a number of Garmin handhelds. I bought this unit to replace the failed one. The 78sc was expected to be a decent replacement. This is not the case. The hardware seems very good, but the software is terrible, especially compared to the oldGPSMAP 76. After I downloaded my old routes and waypoints, I tried to use the unit on my sailboat for a race around the cans. After loading up a route consisting of A, B, C, and A, the unit did not flip to the next waypoint, once a waypoint is reached. I couldn't find a way to flip it. It's difficult to explain, but you will find it annoying. TheGPSMAP 76 was superior in this area. There are two more You can't tell on the navigation page what your next point is. Unlike the 76, it is not displayed. There are 3 more The "active route" page doesn't give any information about the route's waypoints, just the names. Again, unlike the 76. The points are listed in order of distance, not alphabetical. It is hard to find what you are looking for if you have a lot of waypoints. There are five When you are on a sailboat in moderate seas, the speed andvelocity made a good jump. The 76 allowed you to take averages for a longer period of time. The option is not available on the 78sc. The unit is hard to read when the backlight is off. The battery life is poor with the backlight on. The user interface of the 78sc was dumbed down by Garmin. A disappointment. The 78sc is almost useless for me.
The large, easy-to-read 7” touchscreen has a bright, crisp, high-resolution display. You can get a custom truck route based on the size and weight of your truck, and you can see upcoming bridge heights, sharp curves and more. You can view parking information along your route. You can use the Preloaded Truck & Trailer Services directory to find truck stops. Load-to-dock guidance shows potential loading zones or storage lots when approaching your destination. See popular routes used by fellow drivers. You can use the voice assistant to talk to the navigator while keeping your hands on the wheel. If you want to use the ELD for hours of service recording, you need to pair the eLog with the app on your phone or tablet. If you want to use the ELD for hours of service recording, you need to pair the eLog with the app on your phone or tablet.
👤This thing is a quality piece of hardware. It's durable, functional, boots up quickly and works well, unlike some gps units I've had. garmin's maps suck. This thing assures me that my maps are current and up-to-date, but they make mistakes all the time. It tries to send me to closed roads that no longer exist. The biggest flaw with this unit is that it doesn't have a "detour" button like previous garmin gps units. If it wants you to take a road that's closed for roadwork, it's as stubborn as a horse's ass, and will not change its mind. The only way to re-route is to manually enter a different route. garmin, bring back the detour button. It's better than not having a gps at all, but it still has some major flaws that will annoy you.
👤I own a lot of cars. I tried it for a week next to my maps and was not happy with the gps. Without the phone app it won't show traffic. When I received a phone call I didn't like the idea of connecting to my phone, it switched from my phone to the gps. That was making me nervous. I like to deal with maps on the internet for $400. It would be perfect if the bridge heights were known by the maps.
👤I took a few to get used to it. I like the fact that I don't need to hook up to a computer and go through a bunch of steps to update. I have been using for a month and it has been great. Don't leave your gps plugged in all the time, that's a tip I learned from the last one. You will shorten the life span of the battery by burning it up.
👤Can't find addresses on the screen.
👤The best gps I have had. It definitely could use improvement. It doesn't connect to a car, RV, or truck's stereo system to allow the sound of directions to be heard through the speaker system. Once you have downloaded the Garmin Drive app, you can use all of the features on it. The gps doesn't have an auxillary plug area. Sometimes it's hard to hear directions when driving. It's definitely better than my previous units. I would give it 4 stars if it was possible to play directions through the speakers.
👤The product was easy to setup. Sell asked about the item the same day. The service is top notch. Will buy from them again with hesitation.
👤Awesome! I needed a 7” screen. Can not go wrong.
👤I am happy with the device so far. It looks good and he is doing a good job. There is a job.
👤If I want to use this garmin, I have to plug it in all the time, and I don't think I'll buy any electronics from Amazon in the future.
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