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Garmin eTrex Summit

Garmin eTrex Summit
alaScore 75

747 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 747 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and screen. The performance and usability also get good views. Many are less positive about the design.

value for money, usability, performance, screen, build quality

design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin eTrex Summit is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin eTrex Summit

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 39 user reviews of Garmin eTrex Summit from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, build quality, memory

performance

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin eTrex Summit HC Handheld GPSGarmin eTrex Summit HC Handheld GPSGarmin eTrex Summit GPS

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin eTrex Summit

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 578 user reviews of Garmin eTrex Summit from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, performance, screen, memory

design, reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Vehicle Power CableGarmin 010-10477-07 Power Cable with External SpeakerGarmin eTrex Summit HC Color High-Sensitivity Mapping Handheld GPS (010-00633-00)

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Garmin eTrex Summit

 

Review: GPS technology has come a long way over the last few years, making it virtually impossible to get lost whether you're driving, boating, or flying. Now, Garmin takes it another step further with its latest offering, the eTrex Summit. Dubbed the...

Lightweight; easy to use; rugged construction

No audible battery warning; no built-in trail maps

A solid tracking device for hiking that would benefit from built-in maps.

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Garmin eTrex Summit HC review

 

The Garmin eTrex Summit HC is a mid-level mapping receiver in Garmin's eTrex H-series lineup. With a high-sensitivity receiver for superior reception under canopy, a bright color screen, and the ability to load topo maps (purchased separately), this is...

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Garmin eTrex Summit Review

 

Here's what other reviewers are saying about the eTrex Summit:

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Garmin eTrex Summit HC

 

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Great for the woods

 

Not a bad little device if you just want to head into the woods and do some hiking. Has been reasonably accurate for what I use it for and what I payed for it. The addition of a mapping option would make this the best GPS I've ever used, that and a...

Lightweight, easy to read screen, PC upgradable, reasonably accurate

Battery life dies in the cold, No basemap options

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"Great for the woods"

 

Not a bad little device if you just want to head into the woods and do some hiking. Has been reasonably accurate for what I use it for and what I payed for it. The addition of a mapping option would make this the best GPS I've ever used, that and a...

Lightweight, easy to read screen, PC upgradable, reasonably accurate

Battery life dies in the cold, No basemap options

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Garmin eTrex Summit

 

Not a bad little device if you just want to head into the woods and do some hiking. Has been reasonably accurate for what I use it for and what I payed for it. The addition of a mapping option would make this the best GPS I've ever used, that and a...

Lightweight, easy to read screen, PC upgradable, reasonably accurate

Battery life dies in the cold, No basemap options

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"very useful"

 

good for finding your location in conjuntion with good topographical mapsgood for finding your location in conjuntion with good topographical maps

cannot get a signal in valleys

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Garmin eTrex Summit

 

good for finding your location in conjuntion with good topographical mapsgood for finding your location in conjuntion with good topographical maps

cannot get a signal in valleys

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very useful

 

good for finding your location in conjuntion with good topographical mapsgood for finding your location in conjuntion with good topographical maps

cannot get a signal in valleys

Product Specifications

A staple among outdoor enthusiasts, eTrex Summit HC features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver for peak performance in any environment and includes 24 megabytes (MB) of internal memory, a detailed basemap, crisp color screen, barometric altimeter and electronic compass. With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, eTrex Summit HC 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 Summit HC to help you find your way when you need it the most. eTrex Summit HC has a built-in electronic compass that provides bearing information even while you're standing still, and its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude. You can even use the altimeter to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions. eTrex Summit HC's basemap contains lakes, rivers, cities, interstates, national and state highways, railroads and coastlines. Summit HC also includes 24 MB of internal memory, so you can load waypoints and routes from the included MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager software and add map detail from Garmin's entire line of optional MapSource mapping products. Its 256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details - even in bright sunlight.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):14hour(s)/16hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:128 x 64/176 x 220

Cable

AV Cable Type:GPS / power cable/Power cable
Cable Subcategory:Power
I/O Cable Type:Power cable
Left Connector Gender:Male
Left Connector Type:Automobile cigarette lighter /Automobile cigarette lighter / Bare wire/Bare wire/GPS connector/GPS connector / 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) / Power 2-pole
Right Connector Gender:Male
Right Connector Type:Bare wire/Bare wire / GPS connector/GPS connector/Power DC jack

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in
Height:4.2in/4.4in
Weight:5.3oz/5.5oz
Width:2.2in/2in

General

Designed For (MG):Other
Product Type:Power adapter - car
Subcategory (MG):Power adapters and chargers

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial/USB
GPS Functions / Services:12-hour pressure trend / Ascent/descent rate / Bearing / Electronic compass / Elevation / Heading / Local pressure / Speed / Time/date/Altimeter / Bearing / Electronic compass / Local pressure /Electronic compass / Bearing / Elevation / Heading / Speed / Time/date / Local pressure / Ascent/descent rate / 12-hour pressure trend
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:Summit/Summit HC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin/Garmin eTrex

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:20/50
Tracklog Points:10000/3000
Tracks:10
Waypoints:500
Waypoints per route:50

Power Device

Input Connector Qty:1/2
Input Connector Type:9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) / Automobile cigarette lighter /Automobile cigarette lighter
Output Connector Qty:1
Output Connector Type:GPS connector
Voltage Required:12 / 18V/12 / 24V/12V
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