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.
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.
👤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.
Rugged military-grade construction and a 5” touchscreen display that is 50% larger than the previous model, offers easy viewability, and includes versatile mounting solutions. Some countries regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices, so it's important to send an interactive alert to the GEOS 24/7. There is support for multi-GNSS and Galileo, as well as preloaded TopoActive maps and City Navigator street map navigation. ANT+ technology, BLUETOOTH wireless networking, and a direct to device access to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery are all included in the price. You can use tracks and review trip data from the field if you are compatible with the Explore website and app.
👤The headline is a grabber line, only because you have to be the one to decide if it's worth it or not. I wouldn't dare not do my homework on an expensive item, I would read as many reviews and articles as possible. I do that on a hundred dollar item. It shouldn't take you as long as I did to make a decision on what you need or want, if you really know what you're doing. I'd read some articles comparing all the different features on a number of different gps units, especially when it comes to price. I'd ask the questions, "What do I really need and what am I willing to pay for?", if you're going to get more features with more money paid. Ok... I'm not going to go on a hike without taking a map and a compas. I know from experience that things can go wrong, and that you can get in a deep vally with a bunch of over growth and your signal runs out. I think this is the cat's meow. I'm not sure if I would use this more than my map and compass, partly because of all the things it does and partly because it's just that much fun. I'm not going to go over all of the features, but I would like to talk about some of the highlights for me. I don't think that's a deal breaker because I love the touch screen and I know it's more bulkey than the other units. It looks very bright. I downloaded the 7.5 minute maps of the west coast and they are clear enough for me. The 40 foot countour lines are the same as the topo maps I download on the website, I believe. If you get off course, the compass feature will show you by a break in the arrow line, which way you're off. Move over and get back on the line. You can also set a projected waypoint, which you can use to set a course back to it. I'm talking about having to cross a river and having to go out of your way to a bridge and then find your way back to the waypoint you set across the river before you detoured to the bridge. Base camp is a free software. You can set your map type preference, even the 7.5 minute. Then you set up your route. It's time to send it to your Montana 700i. Whatever unit you have. You can review the route you set up on Montana at the base camp. You can search for things on the unit. If you need to use a custom waypoint, you can just type your latitude and longitude over the waypoint one, and save it to your name. If you had that info, this would be great. I almost forgot about one of the most important features, which carried a lot of weight for me, deciding which unit to buy. There is an alert. It's true. They will come and rescue you if you lock into these special satalites. You need to subscribe to the serivce in order to use this feature, but I got the safety one at the cheapest price. It's somewhere around 15. A few weeks or a few months. You can get the more robust subscription, but it will cost more. You can send messages to anyone's email with this service. It could also help you without using the full blown SOS feature. They can reply back to you. It's nice that it's all on a satalite, so you don't need a modem to use it. It will work wherever your gps will work. I think that some of the user guide got a little hard to read, now and then, but for the most part it was very concise and readable. I know I probably didn't need the compass and altimiter features, but in order to get the SOS feature, you need to cough up the cash. Only a few of the higher end units have it. I'm very happy with the gps. I hope I mentioned that it is the Montana 700i. I didn't want to give away the extra "beans" for the 750 model, which has the camera as well. I hope this helps you make a decision. The man is called "MARC Trainor." ''
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 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. Avoid major highways and find routes with hills. Music and media can be controlled from a compatible mp3 player or phone. There are warnings for sharp curves, helmet laws and speed cameras. The free Smartphone Link app displays incoming calls, texts, app notifications and more.
👤The assessment is based on the use of the Zumo 660 for a decade. Postives is integrated with Basecamp and import without discernable changes. On routes built under other activity profiles, Zumo 595 switches out of motorcycle mode. Sorts favorites into categories. Live traffic data and access to traffic camera images are provided by the Smartphone Link. There are weather and weather alerts. Sharing a weblink via e-mail is enabled. Text messages are displayed. There is a The calculation is faster without an announcement. Prompts for the reset of the fuel gauge when the fuel stops at a filling station. There is a flap beneath theusb port. Screen sensitivity is adequate but not great. There is a Many features are too small or poorly located. The map display's top bar is too small for gloves. After initially in the top bar, warnings are reduced to small icons in the upper right corner. It was nearly impossible to open on the first try. There is a The Blue Ridge Parkway and Cherohala Skyway have been in place for decades, but Zumo 595 was unable to locate travel on some of them. The roads were the same as 8 months ago. There are illustrations available. There is a The map has preset levels that obscure roads. After wandering through the menus, it was changed. I am very sad! There is a The pre-defined list can't be changed, so the sound can be disabled. Every curve with a sign on it. There are helmet law notifications near every state line. Pointless alerts were frequently repeated. The alert was pointless when there was only one selection. There is a It's terrible to be Adventurous Routing. o Unless you look for once-paved trails. It's positive nor negative and it's displayed larger. The extra space is not being used effectively. There is a The light level is automatically adjusted. Visibility in sunlight is not better. It was worse than the Zumo 660 with a hood. There is a After installation and power-up, the larger-capacity SDHC cards are automatically formatted. What is the max amount of storage? The Zumo 595 is not ready for prime time because it lacks two important features: Accuracy in calculating location and Glove-friendliness. I wish I had known more about it before it was ordered.
👤Disappointed. I had trouble connecting the headset when I got it. I searched for help in the forums. I was able to connect my ear buds but not my helmet after trying the same steps over and over again. The headset connection stopped working when I went to use the device for the second time. I couldn't make an exchange because I was past the 30 day warranty. They told me to go to Garmin for repairs. It's not worth buying a refurbished unit if you have to pay a fee. I own an expensive brick.
👤After using a number of different devices, I decided to upgrade to the Zumo 595lm. It was a disappointment. The battery wouldn't hold a charge. It seemed to be a drag on the operating system. The screen was so dim that it was hard to see. Did you see what happened during daylight? The park is in the shade. I made a mistake buying a map for $100. The map size was so large that it was the only map you could run at one time. It took a long time to load. There was so much detail on the screen that you couldn't see where you were or where the curser said you were. The 595lm was better in many ways than my old Garmin Montana. I am a fan of the device. I use a number of their aviation products which have met or exceeded expectations. This one is not at all.
Premium motorcycle gps for new adventures. The Glove has a rugged design for harsh weather. The Adventurous route finds curvy or hilly roads. Rider alert for sharp curves, state helmet laws, speed cameras, and more. You need a helmet, headset or phone to use the free Smartphone Link app. You can control music from an mp3 player or a phone, but you have to pay for a premium subscription to music services.
👤I upgraded to this unit from the other one. The 595LM is superior to the . The screen is the most important. The 595LM screen is sharper than the 665 screen. I can easily read the screen on the 595LM at highway speeds through a dark motorcycle helmet face shield. The 595LM is a joy to use. The 665 screen has trouble with visibility in bright sunshine. The screen layout is really nice. It tells you what the cross-street is when you approach an intersection. This may sound banal, but in practice it is very useful, as here in California street signs are often either absent or poorly placed. This is the most useful feature on the screen. There is a streaming music function. The 595 shines here. I can use my phone to interface with the Zumo. This allows me to control my phone from the Zumo screen, and also control my phone from the screen. The 665 wouldn't do this reliably. The 595 will and does. Many users tried to get this to work, but it was not possible. The Zumo gives the rider the option to listen to music from the likes of iTunes, or listen to mp3s on the Zumo itself. The control center for the rider's electronics is located at the Zumo. If you open the app on your phone while riding, it will show you traffic and weather data. This feature is very nice. The screen of the 595LM is larger than that of the 665. The unit seems to have a better fit and finish than the , and they have a port that is easy to access, unlike the where it was completely inaccessible while the unit was in use. You can set the 595LM to ask if you want to reset the gas setting tank. This makes it easy to do that. The implementation is very good. I have had no issues with my headset. As I continue to use the Zumo 595LM, I will update this review. Five stars for now. Rbb.
👤I own a number of cars, including a Garmin Zumo 660/BMW Navigator IV and a Garmin Nuvi, and have used them to travel around the globe. I am an experienced user of the gps and can confirm that there are a lot of bugs that need to be fixed. Its current performance is not good enough to be usable for long distance motorcycle or automobile navigation. It should work at the very least for navigation purposes when the cost is between $800 and $900. It doesn't. I used the Zumo 595LM for the trip pictured below. The gps did not work. I tried to fix the problems on this trip, but nothing worked. I had many terrible problems with the new SD Card I purchased at the suggestion of the Customer Service Tech. The gps is not ready for use. I returned the gps to the seller so that I could buy it again if I had a bad unit. The price to re-purchase has gone up so I decided not to purchase another one and will use my functional 550 or 660. There are problems with the navigation device. "Couldn't calculate the route" error. The biggest problem with the gps is that it always throws a "Cannot Calculate The Route" error. The error would appear randomly and most often when you needed the route. The only thing a gps has to do correctly is calculate a route, and this one doesn't do that. At least three times a day, I would look at the gps and see a large screen error saying "Couldn't calculate the route". I tried to clear the error and look at the map, but the screen was frozen and no inputs could be made. The power button had to be held down for 12 seconds and the gps had to be reset. The gps does not locate the satellites after the first reboot. The second try causes it to return to normal operation and not the route you were following. To get back to the route you were following, you have to press the power button a single time off, then again back on, and then it would locate satellites and give you the option to re-start the route. You miss many turns when you are on a motorcycle at a time when you need to know directions or for an impending direction change. I missed turns at least 10 times on the trip. This is a terrible problem. After having this happen at least 10 times, I called customer service from the side of the road. The first customer service tech suggested that I turn off my trip tracking or breadcrumb function because the gps uses the same memory for route/trip tracking and calculating that it does for keeping trip tracks. This was a huge problem for me because I like to keep my tracks and download them. Within two hours, the same error occurred again after I reluctantly turned it off. The solution did not work for me. I called customer service again. I was told on the second call that some of the SD cards don't work well with the 595. I used a PNY class 10 card. I was told to remove the card and reformat it, then try it again. I backed up my data and then formatted it and tried it again. Within an hour, the gps showed a "Cannot Calculate Route" error and froze up again, while trying to navigate San Francisco traffic to the Golden Gate. After buying a new card, I formatted the disk and then reloaded my data again. The "Cannot Calculate Route" error came up when I wasn't on a trip or a route. The screen quality is 2. The motorcycle gps needs to be bright and clear. The screen is not bright and the fonts are small. It is hard to see and read in the sun. The reflection wipes out the display of brightly colored clothing such as a motorcycle safety vest. There is a display problem in motorcycling because of the bright clothing and Sunlight. Audio 3. The gps could not find the mp3s on the card. I had to hold the power button down for 12 seconds in order to make it work. I had to enter the media player, switch sources to something else, and then save again, and then the gps would not play the mp3's, but I could see them. The play button wouldn't work, but it would show them on the screen. The next step was to change source again, save, change back to mp3 and then save again. The mp3's play would only happen after that. I had to go through all of the steps again after the gps lost power when I stopped for gas. 4. There was a problem with the audio connection on three different audio devices. The audio quality is mono and not stereo and it is very fuzzy. The audio quality would switch to stereo when I checked the box again after disabling the headphones. Each time the gps powered down, this procedure would have to be followed.
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.
7” color touchscreen has turn-by-turn directions for on-road navigation and topography maps for off-road guidance covering North and south America. You can use the explore app to download additional maps and usg Quad sheets on 64 gigabytes of storage, and sync all of your data between your devices. You don't need a cell signal to get to the best-established, wild and dispersed campsites, because you're loaded with ioverlander points of interest. Features public land boundaries and 4x4 roads. For large overlanding vehicles, the weight and length are used. Can be mounted anywhere with a powered magnetic mount. Pairs with in reach satellite communicators for two-way text messaging and interactive weather forecasts.
👤I could type a novel about how bad a fail this thing is but I don't have time. If you want to be helpful, you should not buy this, for $600 you can buy a better system like a tablet or a pro version of multiple apps. This is a terrible, expensive, and redundant device to try and do what other systems do. I was hoping for a "one stop" top grade "overlander" device, as an avid camper, hiker, and owner of a decked out 4Runner hitting the back roads frequently. 1 hour. I spent that time looking for known campgrounds, places, and backroads that I would expect a device marketed as an overlanding device to have. It was not only bad at that essential, but it was also bad at everything else that can be done better with a phone or a tablets. dyrt, gaia gps, freeroam, iOverlander, and even USA topo maps are all available on the internet. Even the "cool" almost gimmicky feature that shows the angles of your vehicle on the road was useless. There is more redundancy. garmin devices have done a lot to the gps map and athletics community. Spend your money elsewhere. This is a hard to use device that is being made a cash grab for to take advantage of the popularity of the overland scene. I can't imagine how this will last without massive software improvements and features. This is my contribution to those who are out on the trails.
👤I bought this unit because it had a larger screen with higher resolution and a number of cool apps. I bought this unit because I was going to use my high resolution maps from the Garmin. I was not happy. The unit has a micro card reader, but it won't show the 24K maps. My worst fear was confirmed by a long call to the support team at Garmin. There is no backtrack trail feature in the outdoor hand held units. You think that since this unit was designed for the off- trail user, there would be a back track feature, without having to store the bread crumbs trail before turning back like in this unit. There are sections of rocky trails in the forest where a back-track feature is nice to have. Although the price was steep for this unit, I will keep it for its other features, but now have to use a hand held gps to see Hunt View information. The new update includes Hunt View and other custom maps. Hunt View Maps are included in the Drive program. I am loving my device now. If you can afford one, I would recommend the Overlander.
👤I was going on a vacation with my wife and kids and I was thinking about buying a gps device instead of using my phone. I read many reviews before buying this item. We are mostly good. I decided to buy it. After using the gps for a while, it got hot but it seemed okay. On the third day of using it, it went black and wouldn't turn on, I was close to my destination. It was hot. After pulling it off my car, it turned back on. I was not happy at that point but I think we will be a success. The thing stopped working when I was driving home from dropping my grandkids off at their mothers near Baltimore, it was a bit confusing. The last straw was that. I returned it when I got home. I am really disappointed with this model. When I bought it, I was really excited. We will use my phone again. I wouldn't recommend this to a friend.
Motorcycle navigation for the road to adventure. Rugged, glove friendly 4.3 inch display is resistant to fuel Vapors, UV rays and harsh weather. Pair with a compatible phone for hands free calling, smart notifications, and easy sharing of GPX files for group rides. You can access Live services for traffic and weather with the link app. The Adventurous route finds curvy or hilly roads.
👤The screen size is nice. It was rugged, dropped on hard asphalt and didn't scratch it. The navigationUI is pretty decent. It won't shut down like a phone. It is weatherproof. The software is terrible. It's very confusing, non-intuitive and overly complicated. If you export a route to the gps, it will still redo the path based on device settings, ignoring any custom route you may have done in the desktop app. You need to keep an eye on it and make sure it doesn't lead you down the garden path. The new "Incident detection" system is supposed to pair with a phone to send an text if the device thinks you've been in an accident. A fruitfly is about to set off the "detection" on your motorcycle. I rode 9000 miles last month and the on-device popup was on for most of the time. If you don't have a phone or a notification number configured, you can't turn this feature off. Maybe wait for a future update that will fix this. Advrider forums have advice on how to use a rugged phone.
👤I prefer my phone on my body, so I use a gps on my motorcycle. I might need my phone in the event. I have drowned two phones in the rain, and I am separated. I bought this model because it offered new features at a price point I could not refuse, and because my two previous Zumos stopped working. It is a learning curve to use it. My initial preferences made it offer some weird decisions. I will learn. I haven't figured out how to use all of the benefits that are supposed to be offered, but the bluetooth pairing to my phone seems okay. My headset's pairing seems unreliable. I don't understand why it feels like I'm struggling with technology that's 20 years old. Surely a company that creates glass cockpits for airliners has the know-how to make a user-friendly gps that would function more like, oh, I dunno, Google Maps?
👤Great unit. It is easy to install with the equipment. I have run it for close to 5,000 miles and it has performed very well. Over the course of 3,600 miles, it was run side by side with Waze. It did well. It saved me 1.5 hours when I route through central OR. I guess it's finally been figured out by Garmin. That is amazing in and of itself.
👤So far, it's been typical of the Garmin headaches. It feels like a program from the 90s. I have spent 6 hours trying to load a OSM map on here because it's not available in Korea or Japan. The world's biggest gps maker doesn't offer maps for the 3rd largest economy. OSM maps are the only choices. They won't load the Zumo. Changes to 4 stars. An OSM map was finally working on this thing. For the fact that basecamp is a horrible program it's mind incomprehensible, but still minus one star. It's difficult to make a custom route and get it to your gps. I took a trip with my gps. I have two older zumos. This one is nice. I will give it to you. Touch works well for a water proof model. The screen is bright in the sun. That is something off a brand gps can't do, but it is visible in the sun. The zumo is small. Lighter. It feels sturdy. I had a model that was water proof that had contact problems. A friend uses another one that is fat and bulky. They seem to have improved the cradle and power connections. I haven't tested it in the rain. Time will tell. The only complaint I have right now is price. There are no cones on the market. It's demand. I tried a few different Japanese models and they were garbage. Also basecamp. Absolutely garbage. They still haven't fixed Basecamp into a usable product.
If you need maps of other countries, please contact them through Amazon. Europe, South America, and so on. The upgrade uses a 2500 mah battery, 2.5a line car charge, and a 7-inch high-definition sensitive touch screen. Cpu: Wince Media. You can store maps and materials with the large capacity built-in Ram. The smart voice broadcast reminds you of things. The system will automatically generate new routes if the route is wrong. Support Postcode, Address, Coordinates, Favorite and POI Search is a function of the car gps function. There are 24 routes options. Support for Map orGPS time setting. It's not a radio, but a gps device that you can use to transfer the gps sound to your car. They offer a 90 day satisfaction guarantee and a money back guarantee. If you have a question about the product, please contact them. They will reply to you in 24 hours. They offer a 90 day satisfaction guarantee and a money back guarantee. If you have a question about the product, please contact them. They will reply to you in 24 hours.
👤It's pretty good for the price, and I got it mostly for the bigger screen. I wish the screen was a bit brighter during the day. It's not that bad. It's accurate in the roads and also in its estimates of distance and time. I traveled to another state and back and it did not let me down except for the battery life. Make sure you have the charging plug in.
👤1. It was a used one, but I bought it as new. 2. The signal from the satellite could not be connected to the gps. 3. The programming is not easy. 4. I don't trust the company that sent me a product that was opened, used, and not working. The frame of the gps is adorned with the mane of the companies. 6. I return the piece of S- to where it belongs. I am happy with the device I bought. There are 8. Spend a few dollars more and buy a good product. There are 9. The company should not be allowed on the US market. 10. Be careful when buying from China.
👤The humor faded and the annoyance rose after 30 miles of weirdly consistent misdirection. My wife and I shut it down. Initially, I thought the bad directions were derived from local map anomalies and my tolerance for including routes with dirt roads was selected. That explanation proved to be inadequate. Want some examples? Ms. Cargad demanded we turn onto a dirt lane because we were 50 yards short of joining a rural highway. She demanded that we turn back and follow the turn imperative for the next 5 miles. Our destination was on the left side of the road. She told us to turn right on every dirt road for 8 miles until we got to our left turn driveway, at which time she told us our destination was still 1,000 feet ahead. On the return trip, we set an easy destination on the second highway, which we would turn left in 14 miles. The projected route was mapped correctly and accepted. The Cargad lady began ordering right turns after 9 miles. Our patience ran out. I was really hoping for this. The removal of 43 US states to make room for reduced information on the remaining five made my initial experience with TomTom senility. The experience of my Garmin was a little better, but it was still consistent because I refused to upgrade it. The maps are a decade old. I was hoping for a cheap Chinese replacement and bells and whistles. I returned it several years ago for behavior similar to what I described in the CargadGPS, so I'll probably gamble again with the familiar bad domestic choices and hope for something better than the "refurbished" TomTom.
👤I got this for my son's birthday and he absolutely loves it. He was concerned about the power of it but happy about how well it works. He likes that it can have music on it as well. The touch screen makes things simpler. He absolutely loves this product.
See your surroundings with a 1-year Birdseye Satellite Imagery subscription. Montana locates its location quickly and precisely, thanks to its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabledGPS receiver, Hotfix satellite prediction and GLONASS support. Track manager is able to organize and navigate through the track logs. CAPTURE THE MOMENT is a digital camera that has 8 megapixels and can be used for higher quality images and better resolution.
👤Preface: I just want to say that the product from Garmin is a good one with features that help navigate and rugged materials. It's like using 15 year old cellphone technology if you're using a Garmin product. It's the Blackberry that ignores innovation in key areas of user experience such as web browsing, excellent cameras, etc. I still think there's plenty of room for user experience improvement, even though that's not what the gps is supposed to do. There is a nice size screen and excellent back lighting. The combo of the powered/locking mount and the RAM mount was great. The battery life was good. It comes with cables and instructions. None of those things failed me. It doesn't come with a case, but it does have a map loading that's hesitant, and it's incongrocy zooming. I spent 18 hours in the wilderness of Washington and I swear it was 50% wrong on forest/fire service roads, and that's probably a data quality issue from the data source. It was difficult to find alternate routes with the 380T in the field because of the scrolling/zooming. In an example, I was plotted a course from forest service roads down through a campground and into the trees down a barely maintained foot trail, apparently because it connected to a road 2.5 miles away. It was a one way trip of hope and fear that I might have to figure out how to ride my bike back up a brutal path. I know I can get out of the hills on foot if I need to. This is a good unit. It feels and acts like a cellphone. Base Camp can be used to plan your back country trip so that you can have sat image as well as route. If you're a back country motorcyclist, you may be better off just using the maps on your phone. If you want to know if we can improve our HHGPS units to be even better than they are today, you should buy a SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 and pay attention to the user interface on GOOGLE EARTH.
👤The device works great, but it's not clear how to use it. I thought I would get great looking maps out of the box when I turned it on. Wrong. You have to download Basecamp, highlight the area you want detailed, and then download it to the gps device. You can only get maps in certain areas. This is free and included. It makes sense that there would be too much data to have maps of the whole USA. You just have to tell the device which areas you want. It's beyond me why the instructions, website, or support pages don't state this. It took me a lot of headaches to get to this point, but you might have read about it right away. I like it now.
👤I would give this product a good review since it was the only game in town in the late 90's. Back in the 90's, I used to own a gps navigator that was great. It's too old now. I am going to do the JMT next month and I got this unit. I went to the White mountains to check it out. I had a phone and a unit. The map was hard to read. There is no way to change the color of the track. It is green. When on trails, the topo maps have a green hue. The zoom is slow in response. The battery life is not near what they advertise. It took mine 8 hours. My phone was still working. I had to change my batteries. Come on, get with the times! One job is included in this unit for $500 or more to show you where you are going. My phone did more than that. This century, update your software. I'm sticking with my phone.
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