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Garmin eTrex Summit

Garmin eTrex Summit
alaScore 73

614 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 614 reviews of Garmin eTrex Summit. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and durability are generally positive. The performance and price are also appreciated, but many are critical 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 18 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 performance and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the price.

usability, durability, performance, maps, screen

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin eTrex Summit GPSGarmin E-trex Summit GpsGarmin Oregon Auto Navigation Kit

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin eTrex Summit

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 504 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 screen and size. The durability and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the design, while reviews about the reliability and price are different.

usability, performance, durability, size, screen

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 010-10477-07 Power Cable with External SpeakerGarmin eTrex Summit Waterproof Hiking GPS

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (cnet.com)

Garmin eTrex Summit

 

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

Lightweight; easy to use; rugged construction.

No audible battery warning; no built-in trail maps.

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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: RangerMatt (cnet.com)

"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

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: RangerMatt (cnet.com)

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

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: (cnet.com)

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

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: scomooret1 (cnet.com)

"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

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: (cnet.com)

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

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: scomooret1 (cnet.com)

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

Nov, 2002

Consumer review by: (cnet.com)

An excellent GPS for outdoor or aviator use

 

I have used this product for 2 years and would now not be without it. Used in conjuntion with a laptop,the Gartrip program and scanned maps I have navigated at low level 240kts with ease and with confidence. The simple menu and page selection setup is...

Nov, 2002

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