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Reviews Categories | GPS receivers for APRS | Garmin E-trex Vista GPS Help


Reviews Summary for Garmin E-trex Vista GPS
Garmin E-trex Vista GPS Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $215
Description: Small hand held GPS that holds 24 megabites of map info if you buy the $100 map CD.
Product is in production.
More info: http://garmin.com
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WA6OWH Rating: 4/5 Apr 24, 2005 21:06 Send this review to a friend
Easy to operate but limited to good weather  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Nice compact GPS that is accurate in good clear sky but limited in poor weather or under tree cover. I gave it a 4 because of the lack of sensitivity in some situations. The unit is easy to use and has a clear display. The base map is fine if you don't plan to use the street level searching (handy for city Geocaching). I have a Magellan GPS Map and it is much better in poor weather because of the larger internal antenna buy slower to acquire satellites and lock in when searching for a specific coordinate. So, it is handy to have both brands of GPS.
 


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