We only had problems with it once, but this was in extremely dense trees in a deep valley, kind of a poor placement for a geocache, compass would spin wildly, and measurement to cache kept changing while we where standing still. This nav app may be smart, but it’s no genius. TomTom bundles the XL S with a carrying case, and you get to install the latest map update free of charge. My first electronic gadget was a black and white pong game, back in I would recommmend it to anyone.

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Garmin eTrex Summit HC – GPS receiver Series

Their website is easy to navigate and use to update your GPS software. These GPS work well on lakes too so you can get sujmit to the hot spot fishing location.

The rate of closure to the destination, based upon your current speed and course.

Accuracy of current position information Current position coordinates Constellation of the satellites Strength of satellites’ signals. The direction from the beginning landmark of a course to its destination measured in degrees, radians, or mils or the direction from a route waypoint to the next waypoint in the etrxe segment. The Garmin software make the controls intuitive to follow.

You can chose to show no, 1, 2, 3 or 4 data fields. The WAAS feature helps to pinpoint your location within 3-meters. USB cable for data exchange and power supply One such cable is included. Need to find a city?

Navigational information are available for the following countries: In a GPS receiver, bearing usually refers to the direction to a waypoint. This is nearly too good to pass up.


The item may be missing the original packaging such as the original box or bag or tags or in the original packaging but not sealed. I haven’t really had a chance to use the Summit yet, but have tried it out in my backyard and everything seems to function well.

Gadgets by Rick Broida Nov 2, Travelled trip distance Maximum speed Moving time Average dtrex moving time only Stopped time Average speed total time Current elevation Accumulated travelled distance Odometer For each data field, you can choose from 34 different summiit.

Just clip it to your belt and go for a walk around the block or a hike through the woods. Current elevation Current time of day Map with current position For each data field, you can choose from 34 different values. Type of jump Location where landing should occur Drop altitude above ground Horizontal distance traveled by due to aircraft speed Summih to drop off point Setting for the winds at various altitudes Etfex Directions to drop off point.

It will track your speed and distance in real time. See details for description of any imperfections.

Garmin eTrex Summit HC – GPS navigator Overview – CNET

This nav app may be smart, but it’s no genius This nav app may be smart, but it’s no genius by Antuan Goodwin. Total ascend Maximum elevation Elevation profile with selected point Date and time of the selected point Current elevation For each data field, you can choose from 34 different values.


Read full review Verified purchase: I also love being able to download cache sites with a click of the mouse from the Geocahching. I was hesitant to go Garmin at first, until I found third party maps at a gps website hint: Get a TomTom 4. First remember, If you’re going on an adventure that requires a GPS, by all means take a map of the area and a compass. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

Call me old school, but I’ll still carry a map and TWO compasses but the eTrex will be in my pack at every outing and my PC will be stashed in the truck, just in case I have to punt to TOPO So, between the great auction price for the unit, and finding the third party maps It supports multiple languages, has an integrated world map overview plus a base map of Europe, Africa and the near East.

Gadgets by Rick Broida Apr 26, I have a small boat and always wanted to know how fast it actually went, the trip function determined my exact speed across the water, plus I mark the hot fishing spots on the dummit, and can find them easily next time. This Garmin portable GPS system lasts for up to 14 hours on batteries.

A barometrical altimeter is therefore more accurate, especially when summarizing elevation changes.