eTrex 20

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by One Fat Roach, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. One Fat Roach

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  2. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    Cool. Three days later. 0 replies and sale is over. Yay
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  3. Klay

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    Sorry I missed this until now. Of course it can "download tracks" and so on. But I've had a very bad experience with the unit and I wouldn't recommend it. It's still behaving badly after several updates.
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  4. One Fat Roach

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    Hey thanks for some input.

    I've never owned a GPS but this one looked promising.

    I just want something simple. What would you recommend that's similar to this one and about the same price? (sub $200)
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  5. drewjb7

    drewjb7 Been here awhile

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  6. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    The eTrex 20 has been around for quite some time.

    It was recently updated but kept the old name which might not have been the best way to go.
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  7. 32x20

    32x20 Been here awhile

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    I know it gets recommended a lot, but I've been really happy with my Garmin 78. It's $0.05 under your cutoff.

    I was looking for a budget GPS and considered the etrex line as well. Ended up with the 78 and cut costs by using OSM maps and it's been great. The OSM maps actually have a tendency to favor dirt roads which works out in my favor. I guess they don't drop speed on dirt like Garmin maps, maybe?
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  8. Dakar Dan

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    I've had a base model eTrex since 2004 (still working perfectly) but I'm getting an eTrex 20 for one of my kids to use for Geocaching (and geography homework) this Xmas. It's a lot quicker to download cache info, which needs to be manually punched into the older model via a scrolling menu. They're basic, tough units that are very easy to master.
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  9. One Fat Roach

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    32x20

    could you share a link with me for that unit??

    Im really good about the etrex but open to others.
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  10. 32x20

    32x20 Been here awhile

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  11. mattmus4357

    mattmus4357 Been here awhile

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    I'll second the 78 recommendation, I've been running it for a year now and really like it. I really like the layout of the buttons and the fact that it's not a touchscreen.
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