I bought an original GPS12 years ago used it once and never again, well the technology has come along way since, spent a long time researching gps units, with maps or without, colour, bw, etc etc. The basic Etrex H is all I need, I have Quo maps I can print out as many maps as I like time and time again, so I can't see the need for a tiny map on a screen plus Quo interfaces perfectly with the gps unit. My mate has the old Etrex which is on a par with the GPS12 and never gets used, the new H model is superb, I leave it on all day with rechargeable batteries (can get two days from one set), I get my accurate position instantly, it records the track logs for downloading later, can upload routes etc, I'm impressed. I would suggest anyone buying this also gets some digital mapping software and leads, that would be my one critic, it doesn't come with leads, (I found one on ebay `gpsbitz' that work perfectly) I also use Memory Map but recently changed to Quo at half the price! Conclusion the Etrex H is the perfect companion for a map and compass, happy walking! Ps I found Amazon the cheapest, no postage, you know what your getting and you can trust em!