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    Question Garmin eTrex Legend HC - Anyone else have one?

    I purchased one of these a while back for hiking but really never got into hiking. lol Now it sits on my dresser. It's a nice unit but has some disappointing features like battery life and loss of map detail once you start moving.

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CJYBEPMCMAA

    Does anyone else own this model or something similar that they may have installed on their bike?

    I like the idea of having a GPS w/map on my bike but if I stick to bike trails I doubt I would ever get lost. But knowing me I'd take one wrong turn and would get lost.

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    Senior Member HybridWheeler's Avatar
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    Anyone?? *sigh* Seems like this is one Garmin product that wasn't very popular. I'm beginning to see why. Oh well....

    I only paid around $100 for it so to me that's throw-away. I might just save up for another brand that is more meant for cycling, not hiking.

    I seem to be talking to myself now...ok, carry on. lol

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    I have an eTrex Legend that I used as a bike computer prior to purchasing a 705 so I could collect data for my rides. The Legend has several functions (display fields) that are useful for cycling, and it was weather/water-resistant; I was also able to find a handlebar mount for it. My kids had a blast geocaching with it too.
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    Yep, that's why I bought it...hiking. And for that it's great because that's what it's designed for so I shouldn't complain. But, I noticed when you get moving more than walking pace the map loses detail and all you get is a boring line and have no clue what's around you. I looked in every possible setting and can't see a place to even edit that. Also, the batteries don't live up to the listed time in the manual. I'm lucky to get two hours on a fresh, quality battery. That pretty much makes it useless to me unless I want to carry a pack of batteries everywhere. Maybe I have a lemon... (Shrugs) I'm glad you enjoy it though!

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