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Garmin 010-00970-10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the price and performance are on the whole positive. The design and screen also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the route planning.

usability, screen, design, performance, price

route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin 010-00970-10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 111 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Garmin 010-00970-10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on


71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: GARMIN eTrex 20 Topo Bundle

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Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


So far what I have used it for it has been a good little gadget. When I can finally afford a map (Starts at $75 dollars on Amazon, from Garmin they start at $100) and I learn all the features I am sure I will be much happier. I just wish I would have...

Great size I love the looks and lots of features that I did not expect

For a first time GPS user it is proving difficult to figure out on my own. Maps are ridiculously expensive

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Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


I am a boat captain and I wanted this unit for my hobbies, sailing, fishing, hunting, geo cashing, bicycle riding and travel. I have used it a work and matched it to GPS units costing much more and it is just as accurate and actually easier to...

size, screen quality, ergonomics are excellent, easy to personalize

chart and map software is twice the price of the unit. Base map is very, very basic. Garmin site is not easy to use and doesn't give you much information about support products like maps and charts


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Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


I like it. I would recomend it.

Great for geocaching. Lots of application. On target

For people of aging statues screen is small but use readers and it is fine

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Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


A lot of unit in one small package

operating manual poor.a bit of a learning curf.maps are expensive

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Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


see above


In all fairness my particular unit may be defective but regardless what I get on my screen is junk

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Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


I like the ease of portability.

Small. Easy to operate.All the functions you would expect from Garmin


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Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


I have only had this GPS for a week and have been out only once. So far I like it. It seems easy to use compared to what I had before.

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This GPS is very easy to use!


This is my second Garmin GPS (bought last one about 10 years ago) and this is so easy to use. I was able to figure out most of the capabilities without using the instructions. The Topographic maps loaded easily and work great! First field test was at...

The back button to return to the previous screen. The Maps load easily. Water resistant. Easy to create a track log

Nothing so far

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Garmin - eTrex 20 GPS


use this for geo caching- great help in finding those hard to find caches. also excellent for traveling too.This product has... Easy menusAbout me... Frequent traveler, Parent with kids, Use for outdoor activities (i.e. hiking, hunting, fishing)

handheld, good battery life

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great personal gps


this item is nice because you can download spots for geocache without having to enter yourself

Product Specifications


Head up Display: No
Telephone Included: No
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: No
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB: Yes


Monitor Format:4:3
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: Yes
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: No
Map Coverage:Single countries
Map Provider:MAPEAR
Map Sharing: No
Pedestrian Mode: No
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: No
Voice Control: No


DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No