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3.0 out of 5 stars Needs improvement, 31 Mar. 2012
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This review is from: Garmin eTrex 20 Outdoor Handheld GPS Unit (Wireless Phone Accessory)
Ok I have had Garmins for as long as I can remember. My trusty old Etrex Hcx is still going strong and my wife has an Oregon 450T, which is a great piece of kit. Yes, the base map supplied sucks, so shop around on certain internet auction sites for a cheap Garmin Discoverer. The Etrex 20 needs a few things to make it a 5 star rating.
1:- The screen is flush with the body, not recessed so its likely to be damaged (a screen protector could help with this)or scratched.
2:- No lock button so there is a danger you could knock the little joystick on the front and add waypoints or do something you wouldn't expect and run the batteries down.
3:- Sticky!!! Its probably best to search on You Tube for "garmin sticky" for an excellent demo on this problem, which is yet to be addressed fully by garmin, basically the unit may not register distances under certain speeds when navigating(geocaching etc)

Hope this helps
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Initial post: 9 Apr 2012 08:18:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Apr 2012 08:24:16 BDT
Col says:
Hi

you mention about the little joystick being accidently activated, presumably when placed in the pocket, but there is a way you can set it up to avoid anything happening as a result.

Before placing the gps in your pocket select the 'Satellite' page; the only thing that can happen through accidental movement of the joystick when this page is selected is the activating of the screen backlight. This of course could potentially run down your battery. To avoid this happening merely set the backlight to zero first!

Posted on 16 Aug 2012 23:34:57 BDT
Richard says:
Thanks. I just checked the video on YouTube. Apparently the 'sticky' issue has been fixed in software update 2.80.
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