- Rugged handheld navigator with a preloaded worldwide base map and 2.2" monochrome display.
- WAAS enabled GPS receiver with HotFix and GLONASS support for fast positioning and a reliable signal.
- Waterproof to IPX7 standards for protection against splashes, rain, etc.
- Support for paperless geocaching and spine mounting accessories. Power with two AA batteries for up to 20-hours of use (best with Polaroid AA batteries).
- See high and low elevation points or store waypoints along a track (start, finish, and high/low altitude) to estimate time and distance between points.
Has never let me down and honestly has performed better than the military ones that it sits next to.
I have been using this GPS for Geocaching for a few month now and have been very impressed with it. Can log finds and view logs on it, durable product and I would recommend this to a beginner Geocacher (like myself). This works a lot better than the app on my iPhone. I have coverage in the strangest of places....
I was looking for a way that I could geotag my photographs while traveling, but dedicated GPS modules for cameras tend to be expensive (and typically have a ton of complaints), and GPS logging apps are a great way to kill a phone's battery. I decided to give the eTrex 10 a try, as it was cheap, advertised a long battery life, and can log to a GPX format which can then be matched to photos in Lightroom. The user interface on the eTrex 10 is not exactly intuitive and has a bit of a learning curve, but overall it worked extremely well as a GPX logger. The batteries lasted several days seeing about 6-8 hours of use per day, and it typically recorded thousands of points per day, which allowed for very accurate geotagging.
This instrument does the basics: location, maps, time of travel, compass, distance traveled and much more ... lots of data. My first of this model wore out after 15 years and this new one works for all my needs just like my first did.
Amazing little device. Years ago I had an early version of this so the new features and joystick are great additions to me. I mainly use this to track my windsurfing. I hang it around my neck and off I go. I'm mainly curious about my speed and overall distance during an afternoon of windsurfing which this easily keeps track of an more... top speed so far is 31.4 mph and distance one afternoon was 26 miles - enough to sail over to Catalina Island, something I think would be fun to do with the right wind.Once connected to my computer I can bring the gpx file from the eTrex into Google Earth and there are my tracks, detailed speed info, detailed elevation info, distance traveled, waypoints and more. You can see exactly how fast you were going throughout the entire track so in my case I'm trying to come out of my gybes as fast as possible and I can see all of it. There are other apps available that can do this but I haven't tried them.The one drawback - no lanyard. It was easy to add one so no big deal.