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Not Well Thought Out
on September 21, 2012
I guess I was spoiled by my eight year old Garmin eTrek. The info display on this unit is so tiny, I have trouble reading it even with my glasses on. And I don't usually wear glasses when I'm trekking. The eTrek had a large print setting so I could see it without glasses even when it was mounted on my handle bars. This unit doesn't have that. It is also not very intuitive. I find myself spending way more time trying to do what I want than I should have to. The unit should be a benefit, not a distraction. I also have not been able to get it to work with my computer. Should be easy, but the 'required software' link they provided was grayed out when I got there, and when I finally tracked down a different link on Magellan's site and downloaded and installed the driver it still wouldn't recognize. I didn't do enough homework when looking to buy a replacement GPS, naively figuring they'd all be similar. Won't make that mistake again. In hiking, biking, and kayaking, it is only useful when hiking if I want realtime info. And then only if I can get to my glasses easily.