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Geomate Jr Geocaching Handheld GPS

Geomate Jr Geocaching Handheld GPS
alaScore 78

59 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and build quality are generally positive. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the performance. Some have doubts about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Geomate Jr Geocaching Handheld GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Geomate Jr Geocaching Handheld GPS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Geomate Jr Geocaching Handheld GPS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Expert review by:

Apisphere Geomate.jr

 

Families scratching their heads looking for cost-effective summer activities might want to consider the high-tech treasure hunt that is geocaching GPS devices targeted at geocachers can be expensive (take the $600 Garmin Oregon 400T, for example), but...

Very affordable. Preloaded database of geocaches for all 50 states. Easy operation

Small LCD makes icons difficult to see. No power-save mode. Geocaches newer than six months not included

If you don't want to spend several hundred bucks on a GPS that supports geocaching, the Geomate.jr is a fun, affordable workaround.

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Apisphere Geomate.jr

 

Designed to get youth away from their video games and into the great outdoors, the Geomate.jr is like the Easy-Bake Oven of handheld GPS devices. It is a simple handheld device that distills the GPS experience down to its core function, telling you...

The Geomate.jr is extremely easy for youth (and adults) to use thanks to its no-setup design and huge database of preloaded cache coordinates. Water-resistant and shockproof design should handle the occasional drop and splash with ease. The capability...

The lack of an internal compass means you have to be moving to get accurate direction information. Having to purchase a proprietary connection to update the cache database is slightly annoying. USB would be better, we think.

The Geomate.jr sits in a class of its own as a child-friendly and easy-to-use handheld, geocaching device.

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Worked like a charm

 

Our first plunge into geocaching and this makes is fun and easy! Probably would recommend an advanced model after we get much better at this, but this makes it easy and inexpensive to get started!

Easy to use ; Fun ; Simple to setup ; Easy updates ; Easy to keep track of finds

No backlighting ; Have to purchase their USB cable for updates

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Don't leave home without it.

 

Great product for travelling when you don't have time to log onto geocaching.com and just HAVE to do a geo-cache. However, if you look up a really fun one on geocaching.com, it isn't always included in the GeoMate jr.

Great fun where ever you go because all the cache sites are pre-programmed

More difficult caches (terrain or difficulty) are not included becuase typically they are not kid-friendly

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Junk compared to Garmin and Magellan

 

Save money in the long run by buying the Garmin.

We thought it was reasonably priced until we found out an extra cable is required. At a cost of $25

They fail to tell you that the unit requires a proprietary cable (an extra $25) in order to update or download data from the internet. Real sneaky and cheesy way to get extra money out of parents that bought the unit. A USB connector would have been too

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"Junk compared to Garmin and Magellan"

 

Save money in the long run by buying the Garmin.

We thought it was reasonably priced until we found out an extra cable is required. At a cost of $25.

They fail to tell you that the unit requires a proprietary cable (an extra $25) in order to update or download data from the internet. Real sneaky and cheesy way to get extra money out of parents that bought the unit. A USB connector would have been too

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"Worked like a charm"

 

Our first plunge into geocaching and this makes is fun and easy! Probably would recommend an advanced model after we get much better at this, but this makes it easy and inexpensive to get started!

Easy to use

No backlighting

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"Don't leave home without it."

 

Great product for travelling when you don't have time to log onto geocaching.com and just HAVE to do a geo-cache. However, if you look up a really fun one on geocaching.com, it isn't always included in the GeoMate jr.

Great fun where ever you go because all the cache sites are pre-programmed.

More difficult caches (terrain or difficulty) are not included becuase typically they are not kid-friendly.

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Don't leave home without it."

 

Great product for travelling when you don't h... 

Great fun where ever you go because all the cache sites are pre-programmed

More difficult caches (terrain or difficulty) are not included becuase typically they are not kid-friendly

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Apisphere Geomate.jr Review - GPS

 

Great product for travelling when you don't have time to log onto geocaching.com and just HAVE to do a geo-cache. However, if you look up a really fun one on geocaching.com, it isn't always included in the GeoMate jr.

Great fun where ever you go because all the cache sites are pre-programmed

More difficult caches (terrain or difficulty) are not included becuase typically they are not kid-friendly

Product Specifications

The Geomate.jr breaks several technology barriers, and provides an affordable out-of-box offering for the Geocaching market. The product will make the existing sport of Geocaching - a nation-wide outdoor treasure hunting game - accessible to everyone allowing kids and families to "get in on the geocaching fun".