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Garmin's "Get You Home" Pocket Navigator


Product Category:  Navigation, Outdoors

Garmin has put it all together - small size, a robust waterproof design, and ease of use - in their palm-held eTrex GPS receiver. Easily operated with one hand, this mini-titan GPS receiver can receive the signal of up to 12 satellites to compute and update your geographic position.

The eTrex stores up to 500 waypoints with name and graphic icon symbology, and provides one reversible route with up to 50 waypoints. Using Garmin's proprietary TracBack™ tracking feature, the eTrex maintains an automatic track log, which allows the user to access ten saved tracks to let you retrace your path in both directions.

After turning the unit on, acquisition times range from 15 seconds in warm environmental conditions to 45 seconds in colder temperatures. The position update rate is about once a second.

With only five operator buttons, intuitive menus, and animated graphics, it is probably the most simple-to-use GPS device on the market today.

With all of these features and an incredible ability to maintain lock-on in the densest of foliage areas, this is the perfect GPS device to take along for hiking, hunting, fishing, camping or any outdoor activity.

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Garmin's eTrex

Five control buttons are located on either side of the device, thus freeing up the face of the unit for the easy-to-read, high-resolution, and high-contrast LCD display, which also employs a bright backlighting.

- 500 Waypoints
- Auto Track log
- Reversible route
- Current speed, average
  Trip Timer, Trip Distance

- weighs 5.3 ounces
- 4.4" x 2.0" x 1.2" (HxWxD)
- LCD: 2.1" x 1.1" (HxW)
- 12 parallel channel
- single hand operation
- Ops-Temp: 5 to 158F

Powered with 2 AA's the run time is about 20 hours.

  Street Price about $140

Available:  now

Where to buy:

Check out the Garmin Web site.

Fully waterproof and bright yellow in color, the rugged design affords protection against the harshest of elements and easy location in reduced light conditions.

For further information, specifications, accessories and more, visit the Garmin Web site.

Last updated: May 8, 2000

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