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Garmin 12XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Garmin 12XL. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance. The maps also gets good views, whereas there are some less positive views about the price and reliability.

durability, maps, performance

reliability, price

On average, users rate this product 75/100.

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This model has been a trusty friend for a number of years now and got me out of a few whiteouts. It does what you'd expect without any fuss. In the UK we can now buy electronic maps of mountain areas and its possible to plot a route on your pc then...

Dec, 2005

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This is old technology - I have had mine about 5 years now. However, I have had it under all sorts of conditions and it has outperformed much more expensive models. Garmin still supports it - I recently upgraded mine over their website to add in some...

Jul, 2004

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I have used this product and have "mixed" feelings about it. First off it shouldn't be the only thing you bring to find location, nothing is as reliable as a good compass and a map. Another thing is it tends to not work when it get cold, so it isn't...

Nov, 2002

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The Garmin 12XL GPS is a 5 star product. It is very rugged and has been to the summit of Mount Whitney, California twice, as well as used on an unsuccessful summit bid in January 2001. As a hand held device, it is very hardy, small, and lasts for...

Jul, 2002