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 The user interface is outdated.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 display has a landscape or portrait view. The electronic compass has a tilt-compensated sensor. The display is 1.5 W x 2.5 H. 3 inch diag. The battery life is up to 16 hours. 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. Find what you like or build your own by connecting IQ compatible to the device. WxH:240 x 400
👤I've used the device in my cars and hikes for a long time. I had an Oregon 450 that died after 8 years of hiking. The Oregon 700 is a great piece of technology, but it is difficult to use and doesn't work for everyone. I'll give a few examples, but I'm not sure where to start. The owner's manual is not complete for a complex device. Many terms are never defined, so where does an exported track go? Many of the icons on the 700 screen are not self-explanatory. The procedure for starting, running, and stopping an activity is not outlined in the manual. It only describes the features that are available on the device. It's not often that it explains how you would use a feature. There are no useful explanations in the online videos for the Garmin. Finding and using non-Garmin websites is very time consuming. A 16-hour battery life is claimed by Garmin. I measured the battery currents in many of the 700's operating modes because I am an electrical engineer. The 8 to 10 hour time limit is more reliable due to the high capacity battery capabilities, my hiking experience, and the 700's battery saving features. Some maps for the gps's are considered poor, limited and outrageously priced. Many better maps are free from various online sources. Those have become popular in recent years. Those maps are usually downloaded and installed into the BaseCamp software, which can be used to transfer them to the gps devices. I tried to install an Arizona topo map onto the 700, but it failed multiple times. A recent upgrade to BaseCamp causes the installation to fail according to an online search. Who knows if that was intentional. If you change to an earlier version of BaseCamp, the maps can be downloaded again. I don't know if I will do that. I have learned to use the 700 for hiking after many hours of studying non-Garmin websites. I'll keep it, but I'm going to look at other brands. The company has become arrogant and unresponsive to customers.
👤I can't recommend the Oregon 700 at the moment. I admit that I have only tested it on one excursion, and that I am still working my way through its many configuration menus, but my main disappointment has to do with marking waypoints. I will update this review if the software updates address my issues. I bought the Oregon 700 to replace the eTrex30 that was stolen from me. I thought I would use my misfortune to improve my gps situation. I wish I'd stuck with the eTrex30 because of the ease of marking waypoints on that device, after using the Oregon 700 on an outing last Saturday. The ability to determine and record one's position with accuracy is the most important feature of any gps. The Oregon 700 does not meet my requirements. Allow me to explain. I use my gps to walk the battlefields of World War Two in France and find fighting positions that I and my colleagues find. When we find a position, we record its location. I used my eTrex30 to set it to Map view. To mark a position, I pressed the joystick. I was presented with a standard waypoint name, and with a further press of the joystick, I could save the position. I put the Oregon 700 in Hiking mode when I go on my outings because it shows the map view. To set a waypoint, I press the On/Off/Multi-purpose button. After I touch the Waypoint icon in the upper left corner of the Map screen, I can see my current location on the map. The waypoint will be marked by a pin. This is where the inaccuracy comes in. I think it's ironic that I bought an Oregon 700 because I thought it would be better than my eTrex30, which is six or more years old. The Oregon 700 requires me to touch the screen to see where I want the waypoint to be. The tip of my finger has gotten larger over the years, so I have experienced initial distance errors when I zoom in to the maximum. The effort to fat finger the pin closer to my location makes the error worse. I tried to get the pin as close as I could, but I had to press the flag icon to save the waypoint. If you use the waypoint icon from the main screen in Classic mode, it will mark a waypoint at the point you are at. You can change the name by touching on it and then using the keyboard that comes up. I was presented with several options for a name. The eTrex30 has a default naming convention that I can use, or I can use the joystick to type. I had the option of "Coniferous Forest" and "Land" with the Oregon 700. I tapped on the waypoint label thinking this couldn't be it. There was no chance to change the name. I will have to use something else to change the waypoints that are meaningless. It's unnecessary to process something that should be easy. Why do I have a bunch of different things on my machine? Can they only write one program that does it all? There is an update. It is possible to change the name of a waypoint to something useful, but you have to save it. There is a pencil icon in the lower right of the screen after you've saved it. You can bring up an editing screen by tapping this. These problems can be fixed. If the software was changed to allow the user to confirm the location by pressing the flag icon, I would be happy. An added bonus would be if they were able to set a default waypoint name, such as [yyyymmdd]_nnn, where the four-digit year is the two digit month, and the two-digit day. Other users may have different ideas about what a meaningful default name should be. There are a number of software applications that allow default naming schemes, so the software engineers at Garmin should be able to find examples of code in a number of open source applications. My unhappiness is not just with the device. I consulted the user forums of Garmin to see if I needed to be more familiar with my device. There are no user forums for the Oregon 700. There are no user forums for the outdoor devices of Garmin. There are no forums for the eTrex, Dakota, or Oregon series of devices in the user forums. It is thought that outdoor devices no longer play a significant role in the market offerings of the company. Why buy a device that the company ignores? I was mostly satisfied with my eTrex30, and that's what caused me to look for a new device. I realize that I made a mistake, and as I work with this device, I will seek work-arounds for my unhappiness, while keeping my eyes open for a suitable replacement.
A large display for easy viewing. Two-way messaging via the 100% Global Iridium satellite network is required to Trigger an interactive SOS. Birdseye satellite imagery downloads are included in the pre-installed Garmin TOPO mapping with multiple global navigation satellite systems support. 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 1-minute tracking 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. 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.
👤I replaced my old Oregon for the 66i because I wanted something that could communicate. My wife and I are planning to hike and camp in remote areas, and we wanted a way to communicate with rescue personnel should things go wrong. The acquisition of the unit is fast. Text delivery is not fast, but it still gets the job done. It took me about 5 minutes to deliver my message to one of my contacts. Adding tracks and waypoints is a piece of cake because the unit works well with the application. Very happy with the device.
👤We bought this because we often get where there is no cell coverage. It's easy to read in the sun. If you want to use the mount while driving a vehicle, make sure you keep it charged.
👤I barely got to use the gps and satellite services because they were not accessible to me during my camping trip, which was only 10 miles outside the closest town. If they did, my satellite texts would take forever to go through. I would be very worried if I needed this in an emergency. The tech is buggy and awkward, and the satellite services connecting it are unreliable.
👤I live in a place with dense forest and swamps. I have tested it in the forest for 4 months and it is very unreliable. In the vicinity of swamps, the gps will turn wildly from 0 degrees to 90 and even 180 degrees. The arrow is floating in the air. This is a dangerous tool. I lost 3 times. Twice I was saved by the map and compass. I didn't have a map for the third time. I had to take a trail. I would have had to call the emergency services if it had been winter. If you spend a lot of time in the forest, and especially if you don't know the area, stay away from this gps. It is a shame that a gps can't perform in the forest. The gps does not have a lot of reliability.
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.
It's easy to use a gps navigator. The maps are easy to see. alternate routes are suggested by the traffic company. Yes, the backup camera is compatible with BC 30 or BC 40. Voice activated and ability to pair with a compatible phone. Notable historic sites and the U.S national parks directory are part of the HISTORY network. Without a computer, built in wi-fi for map and software updates.
👤I used a cellphone as my primary navigation tool and purchased the DriveSmart 65. The cellphone navigation systems are great, but I didn't like the convenience of the stand-alone units. I didn't like the fact that the navigation apps weren't easy to see when I manually used the phone for a phone call. There are two more Unless you use a different app or download offline maps from the internet, there's no navigation when you don't have cellular coverage. There are 3 more I never found the offline maps to work for me, there was always a problem with resolution that I could not resolve. Offline mode was not always used to work in general. I tried some of the other free offline navigation apps, but they seemed to be behind in updates, and did not seem refined, leaving me with a slight but ever present apprehension in my mind. I didn't like the small screen size when in portrait mode, even though I had an iPhone Plus. There are five The navigation app on my cellphone ran in the background and was not visible to view. I didn't see all of the trip info functions that the vehicle navigators offered. The app navigators had the same trip info, but it was hard to see. The DriveSmart 65 was more expensive than the 55, but the extras screen real estate was worth a few extra dollars for me. It is hardware. The screen is beautiful! Great resolution and bright colors. The brightness is turned up all the way. The 6.9 inch is the perfect size for me since I like to have all of the trip data functions showing on the screen at all times while allowing for ample space for the map/ navigation which is the most important part. The screen seems to be made of glass, but I am not sure if it is scratch resistant. The frame has a minimal amount of bezel which adds to visual appeal but makes accidental touches easy when trying to adjust the postition/angle of the unit on the mount. The screen is responsive to touch and there is little lag navigating through the menus, as it should be for a device at this price point. The speaker is loud and clear. I don't know what processor is in the unit, but I hope it is an upgrade from last year's model. It is smart to get the best hardware within your means, especially if you plan on keeping the device for several years, to ensure it will be able to effectively run the software updates. I don't like the way the power cord plugs into the back of the device. It would be great if it was plugged into the side or bottom, because it would be easier to mount the device on a desk if the power cord was not sticking out. The mount is standard and works well for mounting on a window, but I have seen it fall off of a vehicle. I bought a friction dash mount from Garmin because it seems to work well for now. I can't state my findings because I haven't had the battery disconnected from a power source for that long. It is very easy to use the software. It seems that the years of production have allowed time for most bugs to be worked out. The high detail map option provides a lot of detail and is helpful in keeping the user oriented from a geographical perspective. When you zoom out with the intent to use it indefinitely, the unit will automatically zoom you back in to the default setting, even though it does not really want you to have full reign on the map. You can have phone notifications for email/text/etc to show on the unit if you sync your phone to it. The option to make and receive phone calls when you sync the device to your phone is available for those that may need it. The unit has the ability to update maps without a computer. After attempting to update the maps 4 times, I got error code each time and the device aborted the process. Maybe it is because my internet connection is not high-speed. It will be great to see if there is a similar issue among other people. The maps will have to be updated with a PC. Conclusions: The device performs well as expected. Excellent native route planning and accurate navigation. The screen is bright and high resolution. It's right in the sweet spot. I am not convinced that the features this unit offers are practical enough to justify the higher price. If the processor is better than last year's model, this is a good value. It was a factual decision. I don't have to use my phone as my main navigation when I have a stand-alone navigator. Happy with the purchase, even though I mentioned some things. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a navigator.
The BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription includes a premium gps handheld. A large, 3â 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.
The area measurement error is 1-2% with high-precision technology. You can set the local time for the area measure on the large screen, which makes it more clear and visually. Measurement features include aGPS area measuring tool of any shape, and measure length of any shape,figure track and automatically calculate price measurement. Sturdy and sturdy design, can protect the area to the fullest extent, with portable design, fits in your hand or pockets perfectly, rubberized case offers a comfortable feeling of grip. There is a wide range of applications. There is a wide range of applications.
👤This is a very easy to learn device, it comes with no instructions. It will measure the length of a path you walk or it will measure the area you walk in. You will need to set the time for where you are. Houston, TX is in the United States. The day/month/year and Time of Day will be included in the log files. It's nearly impossible to reconstruct what you have measured if this is wrong. I use this to measure how long a driveway is, how much water a lot has, and how long a road is. I use it to figure out the size of a shop, building or back yard patio, as well as the area of a parking lot. I am very impressed with what it does. It uses gps and compasses for accurate measurements. It's easier to use this for job estimates than it is for actual jobs.
👤I was in need of a land survey after one of my neighbors told me that part of my fence line was on the other side of the property. I found the gps coordinates for the fence line after buying this item. I was able to show my neighbor that he was wrong. I surveyed his 10 acres for big land and it was very expensive.
👤The gps coordinates are way off, it looks good with a bunch of features.
👤We purchased to protect the boundaries of the property lines. It wouldn't depict the correct lat/long. Maybe ours was faulty, but we decided to order a much more expensive model.
👤I measured the parking spots in the empty parking lot. I started at one end point, walked along the parking line, across to the opposite line from the parking spot directly in front, and then back on the other side to reach the original location. The entry for the cars to park is the parallelogram without the ends. The screen moved to adjust for the angles and I arrived at the starting point with a small gap. I don't know if the gap makes a difference or if I had the settings wrong. I hope I can find a way to reset the unit.
👤I plugged the gps into my laptop but it didn't recognize it. I will return if the seller can't give me a solution, because it didn't come with instructions.
👤This one was about a mile off on latitude and longitude. I live at 6000 feet, but it said I was at 6000 feet. It would have been handy to use. I don't think this one is representative of others.
👤It's hard to get mappers with chip shortages. This unit is not perfect. It does the job if you need basic latitude and longitude.
Add Gps. You can strengthen your Gps signal on any device by connecting via wireless. The free downloadable app provides accurate gps coordinates, position update rate change, and much more. Being able to add accurate gps to your device will allow you to use hundreds of available apps. The Gps receiver has a battery life of over eight hours of continuous use and comes with a usb charging cord. That will stick to most surfaces.
👤It works better than I anticipated. I have an older WiFi only iPad Mini that I wanted to use for navigation but it doesn't have built-in gps. When I connected my iPad mini to the dual XGPS105A via a wireless connection, it asked to download the accompanying app. The app is useful. It tells you the number of satellites you are connected to, the signal strength, position information, and the battery status. I turned it on in the house because I couldn't wait but I was able to connect to multiple satellites with ease. I thought I would have to go outside. With the gps locked and loaded, I tried out some maps. Both worked well. My weather radar map is now location enabled. Awesome. I have taken it down the road a few times now, about 100 miles total, without issue, but I will update this review once I have a longer road trip under my belt. I didn't expect to see the app mentioned in any of the reviews or forums. This thing is special. I can't wait to try it out against other devices, like a newer iPad, windows tablets, and some surveying equipment. I will report back, but so far it's been good.
👤Don't buy anything from AXXERA or DUAL. The unit will work for 25 times, then the internals will short out, killing the battery, but they will sell you another battery. Next year there will be some other name. They changed their names to keep up with consumer fraud. Don't buy anything made by these people. You will be sad.
👤I bought a gps receiver for my Jeep. This product works in conjunction with my Apple iPad and provides pin point accurate gps for any app you are using. It takes 5 to 10 minutes to connect to my iPad via BluTooth once I turn on the puck. This could be my fault. Overall very pleased! It's easy to charge up at home or in your vehicle. Very easy to use. I stuck a piece of tape to the back of the vehicle and it still works.
👤For almost two months, use the dual XGPS150A with my iPad 2. Since the iPad 2 didn't have a gps receiver installed, I decided to use the dual XGPS 150A, which is described in the technical documentation to receive 12 gps and up. The dual XGPS15A is a free navigation app that has a very simple and minimalist design. The dual XGPS150A receiver is small and has Haptics very pleasant. The gps is green. The Bluethooth connection is created relatively fast after switch on, but the GLONASS satellites are not supported, but they are displayed in the app, but they are crossed out. It happens in dense forests on winding roads and in large cities close to tall houses. When you're on foot in New York, Boston, and Chicago, the pressure point is non-tactile, so locating is almost non-existent. The dual XGPS150A would no longer splash water and dirt if you removed the plastic cover and cut a hole in the non-slip pad.
The display has multi-touch capability. Satellite positioning with dual-band gps. There are three-axis compass, accelerometer, and barometric altimeter. ANT orBluetooth technology allows you to share routes, tracks, waypoints, and custom maps between units. A dual battery system. The Oregon comes with a battery pack that includes AA batteries or NiMH battery pack, as well as an 8MP camera with a flash, torch and digital zoom.
👤Not without some serious problems. The sun readable display is wonderful. I wish the screens on the laptops and cars looked like this. The backlight is easy to adjust and you want to do it regularly. The user interface is easy to use. The design of the product is pretty good. Excellent packaging is what it is. The unit is rugged. The buttons are in the right place. The bad news is that it crashes. I assumed that the review I read had to be fixed by June 2016 Nope. The trip computer will stop working, except for its clock. This problem is fixed by no amount clearing and unlocked fields. It's batteries out, wait, and also factory reset. You lose your settings after that. The company makes products for the avionics market. If I had one, I wouldn't put it in my plane. There is no excuse for this product to crash. There are two Setting preferences for the trip computer is impossible without practicing and reading the manual. This is not like most others. The + and - buttons don't add or remove fields. You have deleted everything because of a wrong guess. You need to have instructions on the unit. To get to them, you need a key. The interface for the trip computer needs to be changed completely. The elevation doesn't work. Really. The average error is less than 30 feet. Dead reckoning is more accurate because total ascent and total descent are so far off. On a short loop hike, it was up and down 850 feet. It was worse to repeat the same loop. It ignores the calibration I did twice. This is with 7 satellites. There has to be a fix for this. You can't get the elevation the same. There are four It only remembers one computer result. If that is the case. This is crazy. A hiker wants to compare their day to day. You store 10,000 waypoints. Not a single trip. You could have a small screen for trip selection. I got about 6 hours from one set of batteries. There are extra batteries. If you want to get a full day of hiking, you should not use Rechargeable batteries. The display light should be turned off. * Always turn on the lock display. If you don't use the touch screen, the unit will wander off into the strangest menus. The screen will think there are touches no matter where you put it. * Take some time to learn. You can modify any display. * The interface of the computer and map download is very strange. It's just so you know. Crashes frequently. The trip computer crashes before, during or after each trip. I don't know if the unit has crashed. Nothing works, the batteries are full, and the display is bright.
👤I've used the Oregon 450 for a long time. The Oregon 650t does not report the correct mileage and often times the wrong altitude. I carried the 650t and old 450 on known trails after purchasing. The 450 was very accurate, it was always within 0.1 miles. The newer 650t was off from 0.2 to 4.0 miles. I contacted the tech support of the company and they had me do a number of things. It wasn't reporting correctly. They had me mail them back the 650t I bought. The new one had the same issues. I sent them several of my GPX and took pictures of the 650t reporting the wrong info after they told me it was BaseCamp that was reading the GPX files. It was a problem with all of the 650t units. They admitted that the units don't work correctly, but said there weren't enough complaints to fix the unit or release a software update. I told them that they had similar complaints on their forums. I discovered that if you remove the first or last point in a track, it will report the correct mileage. It's a great fix that the consumer shouldn't have to do once you're back at home, but not having the correct mileage in the field can be dangerous. The line of code in the GPX files makes the mileage correct if removed. They stopped communicating with me after I reported all of this. After dragging out the tech support for months, having me do all their testing and research for them, they still refused to issue a software update. I have a $400 paperweight. I was able to fix the power button on my 450 after 5 years, which is why I bought the 650t. The 650t is not one of the good products made by Garmin.
The full GARMIN USA warranty is included. The BlueChart g3 was pre-installed on the gpsMAP79. There are coastal charts. Water resistant, built-in compass, up to 19 hours of battery life, scratch- resistant and fogproof are some of the things that are water resistant. Included in the box is the BlueChart g3. Documentation for coastal charts, Lanyard, and ausb cable. There is a bundle included. The BlueChart g3 was pre-installed on the gpsMAP79. 4x Rechargeable AA Batteries w/Charger, 32GB MicroSD High-Speed Memory Card, and 4x Rechargeable AA Batteries w/Charger are included in the Coastal Charts. There is a bundle included. The BlueChart g3 was pre-installed on the gpsMAP79. 4x Rechargeable AA Batteries w/Charger, 32GB MicroSD High-Speed Memory Card, and 4x Rechargeable AA Batteries w/Charger are included in the Coastal Charts.
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.
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