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Garmin Geko 201 GPS Receiver

alaTest has collected and analyzed 660 reviews of Garmin Geko 201 GPS Receiver. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the screen. Some have doubts about the maps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Geko 201 GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Geko 201 GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Garmin Geko 201 GPS Receiver from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the design.

usability, size, performance, price, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Portable Mount (no installation required)Garmin Geko 201 GPSGeko 201

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Geko 201 GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Garmin Geko 201 GPS Receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The size and price also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the screen and durability.

usability, price, size, performance, design

maps, durability, screen

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Geko 201 Waterproof Hiking GPS (Yellow)Garmin Geko 201 Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin Portable Friction Mount for nuvi GPS receivers

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Garmin Geko 201

 

Overall, you don't want to wander too far with this model. Some users have complained it does not work well at night or in the downtown city. One common complaint is that the power button switches on too easily and the battery life is short. There are...

Handheld GPS that is simple and easy to useLacks features but overall great for the priceWAAS-enabled for better accuracy than standard GPSPre-loaded with GPSManufactured by Garmin, a trusted GPS company

If you are tired of getting lost in the woods while on the occasional...

Apr, 2009
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Expert review by: (gpstekreviews.com)

Garmin Geko 201 and 301 Handheld Navigators Review

 

The Geko 201 and Geko 301, are simple, inexpensive, small, lightweight and waterproof (IPX7), WASS-enabled (10 feet / 3m accuracy) handled GPS trackers. They are not map based rather providing a means of keeping a log of your track and guiding you back...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin Geko 201 Review

 

The Garmin Geko 201 GPS is one of the smallest, lightest weight handheld receivers available. A mere 2.3 ounces, this unit won't slow you down in the field. The primary differences between this and other Gekos is as follows — the 201 offers a data...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: (goodgearguide.com.au)

Garmin Geko 201

 
Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: John (tigergps.com)

Great for the price

 

This is a great handheld gps unit for the price. Dont expect to get the features of a $300 unit but for camping, fishing, biking, and basic navigation it is perfect.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Joan (pcnation.com)

PORTABLE MOUNT (MUST BE USED

 

would buy another one in the future but would like to see updates more frequent

Showing highligts in different towns

found that some streets were eliminated and also when it brought us home it put us on the wrong side of the street

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: rhyang (spgear.org)

Basic, light and small

 

I liked this unit (before it got lost) because it was small, light and simple. I only use GPS to get coordinates / altitude and set / navigate to waypoints, so I never ran into battery issues.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: miztflip (spgear.org)

Untitled Review

 

Unlike one other review of the Geko 201, I had great reception in all but the tightest, tree choked canyons. Most tree cover and cloud cover had no effect on the unit.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: mookiekong (shopping.com)

Geko 201: The Sweet Spot of Low-End GPS Receivers

 

I hardly go outdoors (in the wilderness I mean). I don't go camping. And I haven't gone fishing since I was 10. So, why would a guy like me get a GPS unit? I do a lot of traveling for work and find it really cool to mark off places where I have been. I...

Small, light, easy to use, inexpensive

No base map, short battery life, low res screen

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: kep4csa (shopping.com)

Good GPS value.

 

I haven't had a chance to try it in "deep woods" yet, but it works in the car and most of the time even in the house. Can't imagine it having trouble under a few trees. Acquires fast, seems to be accurate. Shows 10 ft EPE often. Satisfied customer...

Size, price, accuracy, seems to be built tough

Power button, but it can be "worked around

Feb, 2005
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Product Specifications

Gekos are the smallest and lightest waterproof GPS units on the market - inexpensive, with sleek designs and simple operating systems. With its distinctive canopy-green case, the powerful Geko 201 allows more waypoint and route storage, as well as available PC and external power connectivity, and built-in WAAS capability. In addition, the Geko 201 boasts a user-configurable trip computer, 10,000 trackpoints, a new upcoming-turn feature, as well as PanTrack and TracBack. The Geko 201 also includes four fun, interactive games that transform the great outdoors into a virtual board game. Enjoy a good workout while chasing a virtual lizard in Geko Smak, match symbols in a grid version of Memory Race, navigate to reference points without crossing one's trail in Nibbons, and collect symbols along a path in Virtua Maze.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):12hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:100 x 64

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:3.9in
Weight:3.1oz
Width:1.9in

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial
GPS Functions / Services:Speed
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:201
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Geko

Navigation

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