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Garmin eTrex Summit

alaTest has collected and analyzed 593 reviews of Garmin eTrex Summit. 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. Reviews about the reliability and performance are on the whole positive. The durability and price also get good feedback. Many are negative about the design.

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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 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin eTrex Summit

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Garmin eTrex Summit 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and maps. The durability and performance also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the price.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin E-trex Summit GpsGarmin E-trex Summit Gps

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin eTrex Summit

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 497 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 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People really like the size and durability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Many are less positive about the design.

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design

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Vehicle Power CableGarmin Vehicle Power Cable

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (cnet.com)

Garmin eTrex Summit review: Garmin eTrex Summit

 

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.

Expert review by: gpsfaq.com (gpsfaq.com)

Expert Review

 
Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin eTrex Summit Review

 

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

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: Steve V. (newegg.com)

Photo and Actual don't match

 

Works ok but only used one day.

Does not match the photo on website. Photo has filter (cylinder) on cable. Actual unit does not have filter

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Klaus Wolff (tigergps.com)

Garmin Motorcycle Power Cable for zumo

 

It works tha way it should.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Ken (tigergps.com)

Garmin USB to RS232

 

the converter works great, but you would think that Garmin would use a usb instead of a 9 pin on their gps data cable.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: Wendy Crockett (tigergps.com)

Replacement Power Cable

 

Well, this is what it is. I fell in love with my Zumo immediately and needed to install mounts on all my bikes so Zumo and I would never again have to spend a moment apart. This cable is just like the one that came with your unit, and does a dandy job.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Char Lombardi (bhphotovideo.com)

Nice Car replacement charger

 

This was purchased for a Garmin Nuvi 65 series navigator. I didn't think it would work because the unit was older but it did work in the car. Good Price also. This product works great as intended. No Problems.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: HDgirl1 (officedepot.com)

Great Home Charge for Nuvi

 

The adapter snaps into place easily and the product works great. The ac adapter allows me to maintain battery life and use my GPS outside of my vehicle. I like to set destinations before I hit the road and use my GPS to locate restaurants and specialty...

Value for Money

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: CSUMarmot (spgear.org)

Summit

 

As my first GPS I do like the summit, although it can eat batteries and has some problems finding my location in or out of wooded cover. Overall having the summit along with a topo with a UTM overlay has helped tremendously when i'm bushwhacking

Jan, 2011

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