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    I am going to purchase a GPS soon and I am looking at the Garmin eTrex Legend. Have any of you guys used this GPS and did you buy the CD map and download any of it? I guess my question is this a good unit or is there others around the same price range that is better?

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    go to garmin . com find link for on line dealers i just bought a 76 map for 179.87 BIG SAVEINGS you will see a lot of stores check them all diferent prices my best on what i got was gps discount you can call the factory for product support at 18008001020
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    I just bought the Garmin Etrex Legend last week, I havent played with it yet. I just got my name and all that logged into it. I will probably try to figure it out some within the next couple of weeks.

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    I have the Etrex VISTA. No additional mapping software installed. Has my lake and everything already in it. No "back street" are on it but I only use mine for

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    Come on guys give me something to assure me lol. Guess if my name was Canepole, Weezur or Jerry Blake some of you would give me some advise. Oh yeah I forgot Fatboy lol. Just Kidding dont all you get in a up roar just post some thoughts on this GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drift_Wood
    Come on guys give me something to assure me lol. Guess if my name was Canepole, Weezur or Jerry Blake some of you would give me some advise. Oh yeah I forgot Fatboy lol. Just Kidding dont all you get in a up roar just post some thoughts on this GPS.
    Ha.... Garmin good stuff. I got the 276c. Also got the 128mb mem stick with it. I use fishing hot spots map. I will never go back to grayscale. Friend of mine has legend. He likes it. I also have garmin 76. I like it too. But I like the big screen and the color that comes with the 276c mostest. $600.00.. It only money.....................
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    sac-a-lait how do you know if it already has lakes in it. I am dumb when it comes to anything electronic. I have been reading my book and realize how little I know about this stuff, I'm not sure I will even figure out how to use the device. Where can i find some downloadable stuff for my etrex legend and does it cost money to download it?

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    All depends on what YOU want your GPS unit to be able to do.

    Check out the following websites
    http://www.garmin.com/aboutGPS/

    http://www.garmin.com/aboutGPS/manual.html

    Also at the Garmin site
    http://www.garmin.com/outdoor/
    you can do a comparision of the various Garmin units. Gives you information on number of waypoints, number of routes, etc.

    The "eTrex" does not have additional maps available is one thing I notice. I have just recently upgraded from Garmin Geko 201 to Garmin GPSMap 76. I'm still on the learning curve as to how to use the GPSMap 76, but with it I can upload maps such as 'Fishing hotpsots' or similar.

    I've got the Garmin Geko 201 listed in the "Swap Meet" section. I'm selling the unit with PC cable for less that the list price of the "eTrek" alone.

    Hope this helps you, but the main question is waht do you expect to be able to do with what ever GPS unit you decide on. Lots to choose from and wide range of prices.
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    i have a garmin 72 still learnning how to use it myself . just got it to mark condoes i hope if i can learn how to do that i will be satisfied . got a tape at walmart listed for $9.95 . it was on sale for $4.95. it has ben a big help .
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    I use the Garmin Map 76 and like it very much. It is also good to use in a vehicle because it has built in maps of most major roads.

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