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Garmin GPS V Waterproof Hiking GPS (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Garmin
67 customer reviews

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  • 12-channel GPS unit with 19 MB of built-in memory
  • Includes MapSource City Select CD-ROM with street-level maps and points of interest; full unlock capability for US and Canada
  • WAAS capability provides position accuracy better than three meters
  • Autorouting gives access to the shortest and fastest routes
  • Turn-by-turn directions; includes serial cable for PC connection
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Technical Details

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  • Speed
  • Time/date

Product Description

Product Description

Get help getting there with the rugged and waterproof GPS V Personal Navigator. This compact, handheld unit looks up a location and automatically calculates a route, guiding you to your destination with turn-by-turn directions and audible beeps. Features a WAAS-enabled, 12 parallel channel GPS receiver that continually tracks and uses up to 12 satellites to compute and update your position, plus a trip computer with re-settable odometer, timers, and average and maximum speed indicators. Includes MapSource City Select CD that gives you access to detailed, street-level maps with locations of restaurants, hotels and other services in the U.S. and metro areas of Canada. 19 MB internal memory allows you to store data from this CD, plus information from optional MapSource CDs (sold separately). Also features variable screen orientation; dedicated zoom in/out keys; rocker pad designed for easy, one-hand operation; high-resolution screen with backlighting and built-in celestial tables. Stores 500 waypoints and 20 reversible routes. Includes a portable antenna, PC interface cable, 12V adapter cable and automotive mount. Weighs 9 oz. Imported. 5Lx2-1/3Wx1-3/5H".

From the Manufacturer

The GPS V is one versatile navigator that delivers automatic routing, detailed mapping and WAAS capability - all in a compact handheld GPS. It comes with the MapSource City Select CD, which gives you access to detailed street-level maps with locations of restaurants, hotels and other services. Use the GPS V to look up a location and it will automatically calculate a route and guide you to your destination with turn-by-turn directions and audible beeps that alert you to upcoming turns. You can even switch the display from horizontal, for mounting on a bike or a vehicle dash, to vertical for handheld use.

The GPS V offers true turn-by-turn navigation through the use of its auto-routing feature. At the touch of a button, you now have access to the shortest and fastest routes, turn directions, and estimated time of arrival at your intended destination. Along the way, GPS V on-screen prompts alert you to necessary turns, distance to upcoming turns, route deviation, and distance to the final destination.

The GPS V is compact and portable. The unit can be dash-mounted, and operates on four AA batteries or on your vehicle's battery using the included 12-volt power adapter. The GPS V can be easily viewed in any lighting condition, due to its high resolution, four gray-level display and backlit display/keypad. The unit's built-in basemap provides detail for interstates, interstate exit data, highways, rivers and lakes in the United States, Canada and Mexico (no exit data for Mexico), plus major thoroughfares in metropolitan areas.

With the press of a button, the built-in basemap will provide turn-by-turn guidance to a destination via interstates and highways. With downloaded maps from the MapSouce City Select CD-ROM, your GPS V provides turn-by-turn guidance down to the residential street-level detail.

Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.4 pounds
Product Dimensions8.5 x 6.1 x 3.5 inches
Item model number010-00226-03
Batteries:4 AA batteries required. (included)
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Display Size2.7 inches
Display Resolution256 x 160
WarrantyYes one year parts one year labor 800-800-1020
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Shipping Weight1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableJuly 21, 2002
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Giuseppe A. Paleologo on December 7, 2002
This is the second Garmin GPS I own, the other being an eTrex Vista, and the first with road navigation capabilities. In my previous experience with Garmin, I was happy both with the product and the product support, and I was not disappointed this time. The user interface of the GPS is even more intuitive than the eTrex, and buttons and screen pass the test with flying colors. The software is robust, and it never crashed. Syncing with the PC is a piece of cake, and information such as waypoints can be transferred among different Garmin GPS.
The product is perfect for everyday use, but I have only three complaints. The first two are minor: the location of satellites when the GPS is "cold" can take 60-90 seconds, and the calculation of the best route eassily takes more than 60 seconds when the degree of accuracy is set to medium; much more when the level of accuracy is set to high. The two number could mean that the driver has to wait 2-3 minutes before getting any useful direction from the GPS.
The last gripe is much important: the maps are often inaccurate. Some roads have been permanently cut off at a major intersection; new houses have been built. As a result, the GPS might prescribe an incorrect route, or not be able to find a certain address. These accidents happen about 20% of the time in my area (NY city and surrounding counties). As a way of comparison, the GPS installed on Hertz rental machines, which uses Navtech maps, has never given me an incorrect route during my trips. I hope Garmin will provide better maps soon.
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81 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Chris on October 7, 2003
As a personal GPS and especially at walking or sailing speeds the GPS V is fine. The display is OK for casual use and the unit is able to hold the maps for more land or water than you can sail or ride over in a day. If you aren't in a hurry or especially demanding then you should be delighted with this unit. I have it as my primary GPS and it isn't sufficiently problematic that I intend to replace it, I'll soldier on and hope for some software updates for now.

For use in cars and for more demanding users there are some significant drawbacks.

During configuration it takes around an hour to load a full set of maps, 115kbps is not sufficient for loading 19Mb of data in reasonable time. This discourages modifying the map set, which reduces usability if you live round a big city.

The processor performance is borderline. For normal use the low power consumption of a relatively slow processor allows good battery life. For car use the power consumption is not an issue but the time taken to redraw the screen, which can be many seconds, becomes extremely significant. The menus are slow, it can take a couple of seconds to go between two entries in a list and I'm not even using WAAS. Routing also takes some time, mostly this isn't too important because once you are on a route it shouldn't recalculate often.

There are some bugs, which may have been fixed recently. When I upgraded the firmware the unit started dropping out during route calculation. I wrote to Garmin about this but got absolutely no response. That's a mark down for customer support too.

The address entry is cumbersome. In addition, if you don't cancel any other route that was in operation the unit will interrupt and discard your tedious entry if it completes the calculation.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Wins on September 8, 2002
My first encounter with GPS is from Hertz car rental about 3 years ago. It helps me to navigate through the dark winding country road of New Jersey in the winter evenings. With turn-by turn voice prompt, it is an amazing tool. The only draw back is the [price] price tag, which is a lot more than I want to pay.
I always wanted a GPS with auto routing feature for my personal trip. The Never Lost cost too much. The Garmin Street Pilot III Deluxe with color screen and voice prompt is the closest alternative to Never Lost. Again it is too costly at $800US and it is too bulky to carry it around.
In Spring/Summer 2002, Garmin markets a GPS V Deluxe version, with all North America regions on CDROM unlocked and price is not much more than a eTrex. The GPS V unit is very similar to Street Pilot III (SPIII). The major difference is that GPS V has a smaller monochrome screen and beeps instead of voice prompt on SPIII.
I have had my GPS V for over 3 months now. I have used in Toronto, southern Ontario region, San Diego California, Cap Code, Boston, Newport Rhode Island, New Heaven Connecticut, Kittery Maine, Washington/Dulles area without major fault.
Over all, I am quite satisfy with the unit when taking price into consideration, but it is not as accurate or fast as Magellan Never Lost.
My GPS V locked up twice in NY State. I could not turn it off. I had to remove the power supply to turn on the unit again.
On I-90, around Albany, NY. The GPS V sensed the vehicle went off-course and recalculate the routing again on two occasions.
In Boston area, the text message instructed me to turn left, but the graphic arrow points to the opposite direction.
Recalculation speed is the major drawback for GPS V.
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