The interface with the garmin explore website is too poor for as long as they have been at it. The garmin base camp app on the desktop has the same lousy look+feel. You can only zoom in far enough to see about half of my home state.
You have to buy a subscription to even function minimally. Overall, my cellphone does better for free.
Has a lot of useless junk on it that might account for the battery dying after only 4 hours use.
This one boggles my mind. It gives me the functionality i need, and the price is right. It works after some time invested in figuring out what the pdf so inefficiently does not detail.
This unit compares to the ease of use and simplicity of the milspec units i used in my previous life. Needless to say, the primary use of a gps device is to get where we are going.
Etrex 22x has all the basic features/functions needed for general navigation. Can be used for automotive navigation. One is mainly for cycling, and another one is this etrex22x which mainly for hiking.
This works very well, is intuitive, and i can see the screen in the field. The layout is simple to set up and probably contributes to the extensive battery life.
Grew up navigating with the map and compass. It's helpful to compare information on several maps while backpacking. The green, detailed topographic maps are available for an additional cost.
It is far from intuitive. Forget about backtracking. It renders looking up locations outside of your immediate area impossible.
Garmin is an abysmally disappointing company. It's shocking that the company whose business this is can't do this. The begging and customer service really not be able to help at all.