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Description: With the eTrex Legend, GARMIN has loaded a full basemap of North and South America into one small unit. The Legend is also designed to provide precise GPS positioning using correction data obtained from the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). Brightly colored translucent blue case Power Source - Two AA batteries (not included)


There are now enough handheld global positioning system (GPS) receivers on the market that you can be choosy when it comes to price, features, and design. Garmin--a leading manufacturer of car, boat, and personal GPS receivers--has a complete line of eTrex handheld receivers, with the Legend falling about midrange.


With Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) support, the eTrex Legend offers extremely accurate readings (rated to within 2 to 3 meters). (For more on WAAS, see the Frequently Asked Questions section.) A good-size screen--288 x 160 pixels--makes it easy to see location details, and the Legend redraws maps quickly when zooming in or out of a position.


Its 8 MB of memory means there is also plenty of room for waypoints, routes, and saved tracks. The Legend will hold up to 500 waypoints, complete with a name and graphical symbol, 20 routes with 50 waypoints each, and it contains slots for 10 saved tracks. You can also download maps from Garmin's MapSource CD-ROMs (thorough but expensive accessories for the GPS receiver) to see street-level or topographic detail (depending on the CD-ROM title).


But one of the most striking attributes of the Legend is its comfortable and efficient design. While it rests easily in the palm of either hand, it's most suited for the left hand, where its handy click-stick can be manipulated with the thumb. The click-stick works like the pencil-eraser nubbin on laptop PCs and is handy for moving through screen icons and menus. It also works as a button when pressed down.


The Legend is coated with a waterproof, rubberized plastic shell that grips nicely. Weighing in at only 5.3 ounces, it fits into a pocket or clips onto a belt loop, going almost unnoticed.


The internal trip computer of the Legend provided a range of data about our hikes and drives, including current speed, average speed, trip distance, and time traveled (both moving and stopped). For those interested in checking out their foot pace and distance traveled, it's a handy GPS to have in hand.


Pros


Comfortable, compact design
Click-stick for interface navigation
Bright backlight
Handy distance-traveled feature


Cons


Sporadic reception within urban areas
Can take several minutes for a cold fix





Product Features
8 MB of memory means there is also plenty of room for waypoints, routes, and saved tracks
"Click-stick" is handy for moving through screen icons and menus
Provides a range of data about hikes and drives, including current speed, average speed, trip distance, and time traveled
Tracks location data from up to 12 GPS satellites
Weighing in at only 5.3 ounces, fits into a pocket or clips onto a belt loop
Technical Details
Receiver: 12 channels
Differential ready (DGPS): Yes
Acquisition time (cold): 45 seconds
Acquisition time (warm): 15 seconds
Update rate: 1 per second, continuous
Position accuracy: 49 feet RMS
Velocity accuracy: 0.1 knots RMS steady state
Dynamics: 6 Gs
Water-resistance rating: IPX7: Protected for 30 minutes at a depth of 3.3 feet
Operating temperature range: 5.25 to 158.25 F
Interfaces: RS-232 with NMEA 0183, RTCM 104 DGPS data format, Garmin proprietary
Antenna: Internal patch
Battery life: 22 hours
Power consumption: 2.5 volts
Waypoints: 500
Track log: 10 tracks, 2000 tracklog points
Track back: Yes
Route log: 1 route with 50 waypoints
Points of interest: Downloadable from MapSource CD-ROMs
Compass screen: No
Moving-map display: No
Map storage: 8 MB memory for downloads from MapSource CD-ROMs
Data storage: 8 MB
Sun/moon rise/set/phase: Yes
Additional features: Basemap of North, South and Central America, current speed, average speed, resettable maximum speed, trip timer, and trip distance
Display size: 2.1 by 1.1 inches, FSTN liquid crystal
Display resolution: 288 x 160 pixels
Display color: 4-level gray
Backlight: Yes
Battery requirements: 2 AA
Power cable: Optional
Carrying case: Optional
Vehicle mounting bracket: Optional
PC cable: Yes
Software: Optional map software available
Data card: No
Width: 2 inches
Depth: 1.2 inches
Height: 4.4 inches
Weight (with batteries): 5.3 ounces
Warranty, labor: 1 year
Warranty, parts: 1 year
Keywords: Garmin eTrex Legend Mapping Handheld GPS


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Review Date: Sat February 28, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: EZ to use! Good graphics, Good at night with back light, easy on batteries, with the right software from Garmin you can make your own maps. Love the joy stick type control on front and the push button side controls.
Cons: Does not like extreme heat from direct sun it will shut off if it gets to hot but hey every other gps I have had has done that too

Great price, and ease of use and lots of cool functions will keep me on track, I have used it in vehicles, on quads and dirt bikes, hiking and mountain biking for 3 years, if I lost it tomorrow I would replace it with the same model with out a doubt.
Anonymous
Review Date: Wed February 3, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: good starter unit
Cons: doesnt like the cold weather

It works great for use on a quad.


 
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