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Garmin eTrex H

Garmin eTrex H
alaScore 77

1082 reviews

Apr, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1082 reviews of Garmin eTrex H. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, performance, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin eTrex H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin eTrex H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 user reviews of Garmin eTrex H from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and maps are overall positive. The performance and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, performance, maps, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin eTrex H Handheld GPS Navigator

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin eTrex H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 user reviews of Garmin eTrex H from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the route planning.

usability, price, performance, reliability, size

route planning

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin eTrex H Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin eTrex Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin Legend H Handheld GPS Navigator

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin eTrex H review

 

The Garmin eTrex H is Garmin's newest entry-level handheld GPS, a worthy successor to the basic yellow Garmin eTrex. A great first GPS for the budget-minded geocacher or hiker, this classic has been updated with a high-sensitivity chipset for superior...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Garmin eTrex H

 

An expensive compass

Simple to use, IPX-7 casing, configurable routes and waypoints

No base map or detailed maps, monochrome LCD, serial PC connection, inadequate control of navigation

Although the eTrex H might suit those hikers who want nothing except the bare minimum, most will find it largely unusable. Inadequate functionality and no base map makes the unit extremely hard to use for anyone except the most experienced hikers, and...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: DJ_Imhotep (shopzilla.com)

Perfect Blend of Price and Features

 

Price, Processing Speed, User Interface, Well Built

No heading while still

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

display requires magnifier

 

Returning for refund

locks on satellites in average house, good battery life

stripped version of a Legend, display unreadable w/o magnifier, glasses are not enough. Feature set of a Legend has been stripped

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: SAR (newegg.com)

Great buy

 

Can navigate to Lat/Lon coordinates (for geocaching) but that is not shown anywhere in manuals. Hold ENTER on the Map Page and edit the Waypoint information, then "Go To" that waypoint. Works great, even with only 5 buttons.

Price, Size, shape, WATERPROOF, and backlit screen. High Sensitivity Antenna works inside or in deep cover. Battery life is great. Already several hours on (2) regular Alkaline batteries with more to go. Compass, and Altimeter built in

Limited Menus, black and white display. User manual basically worthless. Get on a good GPS forum or join a club to find out how to really use this unit to its potential. No Card slot or supplied cable for PC interface. No maps. Batteries not included

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Silfron (newegg.com)

GARMIN eTrex H eTrex H Personal Navigator

 

There are no maps at all on it, which is not an issue unless you really need them. I pair this with a Mio Digiwalker and do just fine.

Very accurate, works great in and around buildings and under dense trees. Usually around 20-30ft accuracy, sometimes as good as 3ft. I'm very impressed.

Only really accurate if you are moving, but then... if you're not moving why do you need a GPS?

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Silfron (newegg.com)

GARMIN eTrex H 2.4" Personal Navigator

 

There are no maps at all on it, which is not an issue unless you really need them. I pair this with a Mio Digiwalker and do just fine. This is a great unit for starting Geocaching - and at an amazing Newegg price. If you're just getting into the...

Very accurate, works great in and around buildings and under dense trees. Usually around 20-30ft accuracy, sometimes as good as 3ft. I'm very impressed ; Also very durable. Dropped it a good 3-4ft onto concrete and it's fine

Only really accurate if you are moving, but then... if you're not moving why do you need a GPS ; Also can only connect to a computer through a serial port unless you buy an adapter, which is odd because the Garmin software doesn't always recognize the...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: teddy-the-pilot (newegg.com)

Nice little toy

 

I also bought Garmin GPS 60. It has a bigger screen and a more sophisticated user interface. But it is less sensitive and less accurate (5 m with WAAS, while eTrex has 3 m with WAAS). I am going to use GPS 60 where possible and this eTrex H under dense...

1. High sensitivity - works even in a house

1. Small screen

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: teddy-the-pilot (newegg.com)

Nice little toy

 

I also bought Garmin GPS 60. It has a bigger screen and a more sophisticated user interface. But it is less sensitive and less accurate (5 m with WAAS, while eTrex has 3 m with WAAS). I am going to use GPS 60 where possible and this eTrex H under dense...

1. High sensitivity - works even in a house 2. Compact 3. Simple to use

1. Small screen 2. No possibility to pan the map

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: teddy-the-pilot (newegg.com)

Nice little toy

 

I also bought Garmin GPS 60. It has a bigger screen and a more sophisticated user interface. But it is less sensitive and less accurate (5 m with WAAS, while eTrex has 3 m with WAAS). I am going to use GPS 60 where possible and this eTrex H under dense...

1. High sensitivity - works even in a house ; 2. Compact ; 3. Simple to use

1. Small screen ; 2. No possibility to pan the map

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts on a budget, eTrex H comes with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that locks onto satellite signals quickly and maintains accuracy - even in the toughest conditions. And just like the popular eTrex, this little yellow wonder combines an intuitive interface and a rugged exterior into a lightweight handheld that fits in the palm of your hand. With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, eTrex H locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear - whether you're in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on eTrex H to help you find your way when you need it the most. You can operate your eTrex H with just one hand using five buttons, which are located on either side of eTrex H within easy reach of your fingers. Thanks to its bright yellow case, eTrex H is easy to find in your boat or backpack. And, eTrex H is IPX7 waterproof, so it can take an accidental splash or dunk in the water and still continue to perform. With eTrex H, your adventure can last and last - up to 17 hours on just 2 AA batteries. While you roam, you can store up to 500 waypoints in memory for easy retrieval. Just enter the point you want to go to, and eTrex H points you to your destination (no street or terrain maps). To get home, use Garmin's exclusive TrackBack feature to reverse your track log and help you navigate back to your starting point.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):17hour(s)/18hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:128 x 64/160 x 288/64 x 128

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in
Height:4.4in
Weight:5.3oz
Width:2in

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial/USB
GPS Functions / Services:Altimeter / Bearing / Electronic compass / Local pressure
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Localization:French
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:H/Legend H/Vista H
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin eTrex

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:20
Tracklog Points:10000
Tracks:10
Waypoints:1000/500