Garmin Etrex GPS Legend - Product ReviewPosted in Features on August 1, 2005 Comment (0)
Garmin's Little Navigational Companion
We can't get a hold of these small handheld GPS navigational units fast enough - we love them. Not only are they cool little techie devices we can play with for no reason at all, they also serve some very useful purposes. And if that purpose is to pacify your brainiac desires to possess and control every high-tech gizmo on the market, then GPS is perfect for four-wheel-drive enthusiasts.
The eTrex Legend is one of Garmin's easy-to-use compact navigational devices that are loaded with a full base map of North and South America. The unit also offers additional memory to download map data from Garmin's line of Map Source CD-ROMs. The base map contains lakes, rivers, cities, interstates, national and state highways, railroads, and coastlines. This will guide anyone along during their travels and can help pinpoint his or her position and location for future reference. It's a great way to mark waypoints while 'wheeling in uncharted terrain or map your favorite trails.
The eTrex is WAAS enabled. If you are not familiar with WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System), it is a series of satellites and ground stations that provide GPS signal corrections, offering better position accuracy. Its accuracy is within 3 meters (9.8 feet). The eTrex is also BlueChart compatible, which is Garmin's exclusive marine cartography. The compact size of the unit makes it easy to store and carry. Its tough, durable, and waterproof casing is definitely able to withstand the toughest conditions. It comes with a PC interface cable, wrist strap, user's guide, and quick reference guide. The eTrex is also available in the eTrex Legend C (color) and eTrex Vista C.