The Garmin eTrex Legend is an entry level mapping receiver. A good choice for the outdoor enthusiast, the Legend can accommodate products like MapSource USA TOPO for backcountry maps and MetroGuide to show points of interest on the road, but it will not provide turn-by-turn automatic routing. You’ll need to step up to the Legend C for that.
If numbers are any reflection of its popularity, that can be seen by the fact that well over 100 people have reviewed it at Amazon, where they gave an average 4 out of 5 star review to the eTrex Legend.
Here’s what other people are saying about the Legend:
- One of my favorite sites, GPSinformation.net, has this review of the eTrex Legend, Vista and Venture.
- At OutdoorReview.com, 16 people gave a 4.19 out of 5 rating in their Garmin eTrex Legend review.
- Over at CNet, 15 people gave an 8.2 out of a possible 10 rating in their Garmin eTrex Legend review.
- A video review of the Garmin Legend.
Here are some additional resources that may prove useful:
- For a detailed look, check out this PDF version of the eTrex Legend manual.
- Want to see how the Legend stacks up against other handhelds? Use this handy Garmin GPS comparison tool.
- And here is a link to a very active etrex message forum on Yahoo.
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- Check the current Garmin eTrex Legend price at Amazon.com.
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The official Garmin eTrex Legend web page.
- Garmin TOPO U.S. 2008
- Eneloop rechargeable batteries
- invisibleSHIELD screen protector
- SanDisk 2 GB MicroSD card