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Garmin eTrex Legend C Waterproof Hiking GPS
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- Automatic route generation, off-route recalculation, turn-by-turn directions and more help navigate you safely to your destination
- Waterproof to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (submersible in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes)
- Mini-USB port for fast, convenient download of map data
- 256-color, sunlight-readable display, 36-hour battery life and 24 MB internal memory
- Measures 1.2 x 1.3 x 4.7 inches (WxHxD)
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- Size (LWH): 1.2 inches, 1.3 inches, 4.7 inches
- Weight: 5.6 ounces
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The eTrex Legend C packs advanced GPS navigation into a compact, waterproof device.
You'll enjoy outstanding accuracy of less than three meters (10 feet) when the device is enabled to receive enhanced GPS signals from the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) in the United States. Like on all eTrex units, the primary controls are located on the side of the unit, so you can operate it with one hand. An innovative rocker switch on its face makes inputting data easy, and with it you can scroll through menus or pan the map page.
Other key features of the eTrex Legend C include an auto-route basemap (featuring general map data like highways, major roads, rivers, lakes, and borders); a waterproof design (to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards--submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes); 500 waypoints/routes/tracks (with graphic identification); 50 reversible routes; 20 saved tracks; 10,000 trackpoints; TracBack technology); alarms (proximity waypoint, anchor drag, and off-course, as well as a built-in alarm clock); a GPS patch antenna; selectable audio tones and color schemes; a stopwatch; a hunting/fishing calendar; sun/moon calculations; and a trip computer.
The Legend C includes a built-in, permanent basemap, Americas Recreational, which cannot be altered. The Americas Recreational Routable Basemap v2 includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America, and covers an area from longitude 30 to 180 degrees west and latitude from 60 degrees south to 75 degrees north. It includes a high-level, worldwide map featuring borders and major cities.
Standard map coverage includes oceans, rivers, lakes greater than 30 square miles, lakes greater than five square miles in the U.S. and southern Canada, lakes greater than 10 square miles in central and northern Canada, principal cities, some smaller cities and towns, major interstates, principal highways, political boundaries (state and international borders), major airports, and a database of Interstate exits for the Federal Interstate highway system. This last includes many establishments within about 0.25 mile of exits, including restaurants; diesel and gas stations; hotels, motels, and inns; overnight RV parking; dumps; campgrounds; truck stops; medical facilities; shopping and outlet malls; ATMs; and many more such attractions.
What's in the Box
eTrex Legend C GPS receiver, basemap (Americas Recreational), MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager CD, PC/USB interface cable, wrist strap, quick reference guide, and owner's manual.
Top Customer Reviews
I did a lot of research trying to decide which device I wanted to buy and soon found myself lost in a sea of varying opinions. Right after reading a review that extolled the virtues of one unit I would read another that completely trashed it. Eventually I decided that the reviews here and at other sites were not going to give me the answer I was looking for and I would have to buy a device and try it for myself. Using reviews and some common sense I decided that the Garmin eTrex Legend C was a good bet for a trial and ordered it from Amazon.
After giving it a real workout this last week I have to report that this device is a dream. When I chose the Legend C it was my intention that be our introduction into GPS navigation on road and off as well as to use for Geocaching.
We began using it the day we got it by entering an address and navigating to a friend's house on the other side of town. What amazed me was that it chose the same route I would have used, (from among several that were not as desireable).Read more ›
little GPS that lives up to it's promise of packing a lot of features
into a small package. The color display is great - you don't really
appreciate how much better your brain processes graphic information in
color until you experience it. The display's update and refresh rate
is also a lot faster - the map display really feels like it's working
in real-time while the earlier Legend and Vista did not. The Legend
lacks the Vista's electronic compass and barometric altimeter, but for
me this is actually a plus becuase the GPS-only elevation is more
usable in certain situations (like in a moving car or on an airplane
with a pressurized cabin). So even though the Legend C is less
expensive than the Vista I think it's the better of the two units.
Another problem is the software. The software for your home computer allows you to plot a route using preferences designed for a person on a bicycle instead of in a car, which means, for example, that it keeps you on the local roads, instead of putting you on a highway. That preference isn't carried over to the eTrex itself. If you ask it to plot a route from where you are to a known waypoint you've previously put in the device, it picks the shortest route, which may not be the safest on a bike. However, as you move around such obstacles, it will recalculate a new route to that waypoint.
In its favor, the sceen resolution is great, and the brighter the sun, the easier it is to see. The screen on other units often washes out in direct sunlight, making it impossible to see. Not the eTrex. And the battery life is excellent. I'm still on the same set of batteries after 2 rides of 4 hours each, playing with it at home for 3 or 4 hours, and then accidentally leaving it on overnight.
As usually happens you expect to find good things and bed things.
I was amazed to find out that this unit is absolutely phenomenal.
This is not an update to Legend but a totally new unit:
* New features: 24MB memory vs. 8MB in legend
* New 200MHz processor: Operates about 3 times faster then legend
* Excellent color screen that in fact very readable and bigger then legend
* New software (operating system) with much more choices.
* More logical and flexible unit operation.
* External power connection, USB port.
My biggest test was to try to navigate with this unit in the car. I was pleasantly surprised that it's doable. The unit navigates very good and provides visual and audible directions.
I would not recommend using it for everyday car usage but on weekends trips this will do very good job for the money. It finds POI quickly and navigates to them.
I am extremely happy with it. It's king of take it anywhere unit that does it all. And for a reasonable price.
You must use Gamin Mapping S/W which costs about $150. Garmin is not playing a nice game here.
No NEMA interface (Gamin - why?)
No external memory slot.
If you read my Cons and you can live with them - run and get this unit. You will love it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
got exactly what I wanted. wish it was rechargeable rather than batteries but it works great as long as you read the instructions!Published 12 months ago by Jason
This is a great little unit for going geocaching. (check geocaching.com for details) The manual is a little sketchy, but once you figure out how to use the device, it is easy to... Read morePublished on June 24, 2014 by Surprise
Use this all the time. It has some great features, like being able to measure distance, Moon phases, time. Batteries last a long time.Published on January 28, 2014 by Harri
I have been an owner of the unit for about three years. It was already already experiencing problems with losing the almanac and requiring new location starts even though I had not... Read morePublished on August 21, 2011 by Robbyw
I bought the e-trex Legend C and have only used it for driving to and from different locations in my work truck. I work at new neighborhoods alot. Read morePublished on December 22, 2008 by Bic
I have owned the legend c for about 4 or five years and it has been a awesome little work horse. I have used it to kayak rivers and bays to a 5 day hike on the Appalachian trail to... Read morePublished on August 4, 2008 by James R. Mills