Perfect for Coon Hunters
This item is perfect without the map downloaded! Even better when you do download the topo map of your choice. This tracker is worth the money. Have seen other trackers that cost just as much or more that do not have the features the Garmin does. There is just no comparison. Could not see myself hunting without it now.
Easier to grip
The Astro 320 handheld GPS has a removeable microSD card slot that allows you to add additional maps including detailed maps such as TOPO, Inland Lakes, BlueChart and City Navigator. You can also add Garmin BirdsEye Satellite imagery with subscription.
Perfect for those wanting to use it for fishing, hunting or camping
The color screen on this Magellan is vibrant. I'm shocked how much easier it is to use this GPS with the bright color screen versus my Garmin's black and white screen. Both GPS's are waterproof and have rubber buttons and a rugged design. I have to admit, at first glance, I expected more from my Garmin than this Magellan, but I was so wrong. While the Garmin's sporty yellow design is eye-catching, that's all it has going for it compared to this Magellan.
Extensive customization options
The Montana series has some great features a larger and somewhat brighter touchscreen that can rotate between portrait and landscape orientations, an interface that makes it much easier to access settings and switch functions, and a dashboard that can slide out of the way to give you a full screen map view. The ability, at additional cost, to set it up for a nuvi-like highway routing experience is another big plus. I love not having to send trailhead waypoints to another unit.
Loading geocaches is very easy
The eXplorist 510 is a waterproof global positioning system receiver from the Magellan company that is specifically designed for outdoor use. Featuring a 3.2-megapixel digital camera for capturing and geo-tagging digital imagery, this model is also fitted with a small microphone and speaker for capturing and exporting content while hiking or camping.
Great GPS, but screen protector required
I bought this GPS for using when I'm hiking and backpacking. I chose the GPSMAP 62s because of its reputation for having the best GPS signal reception. Battery life is so-so, but I carry Sanyo Eneloop AA's (rechargeable Ni-MH) with me whenever I bring it on multiday trips. One you get the hang of the menus, it's a very nice GPS. I'm happy with my purchase. I'm also very happy that Garmin produces good Mac software.
Despite some early bugs, I like the eTrex 20, and think it will be a good first unit for all sorts of outdoors lovers. My quibbles with it are pretty minor, and Garmin has a good track record of fixing significant issues (although it can often take awhile). The track separation issues aren't bad enough to cause most folks navigation problems, though the distance to destination cycling could prove frustrating to geocachers.
Paperless geocaching capability
Despite some early bugs, I like the new eTrex series, and think it will be a good unit for all sorts of outdoors lovers. My quibbles with it are pretty minor, and Garmin has a good track record of fixing significant issues (although it can often take awhile). The track separation issues aren't bad enough to cause most folks navigation problems, though the distance to destination cycling could prove frustrating to geocachers.
Ability to track multiple satellite networks
With its high resolution color screen, electronic compass, and ability to track multiple satellite networks the Garmin eTrex 30 will make a top notch addition as a primary or backup navigation system. Adding a BlueChart g2 chip for your area will give this little package capabilities similar to what you'd find in a large hardwired GPS navigator.
Full paperless geocaching support
Highly recommended. The eTrex 10 is the best starter GPS for geocachers on the market. You can find this model for just over $110 and that gets you the full set of paperless geocaching features. This combined with the fact that it offers GPS + GLONASS support makes it an incredible deal. The eTrex 10 is a huge improvement over Garmin's previous entry-level handheld unit, the eTrex H.
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