I have the eMap and really like it. Biggest drawback to me with the eTrex is that you can't scroll the screen, so instead you have to zoom in and out to see what's off to the left and right of you. I do like the idea of the eTrex Summit where it has a real compass built into to it though (although its not hard to carry a compass in your pocket ;^). My biggest reason to go with the eMap over the eTrex is the basemap though. I use it more for driving than hiking though, so the basemap is really handy. Also cool to take on a plane and hold up to the window periodically to find out not only how fast (ground speed) and how high you are, but also where you are (since you have ground markers built into the unit).
eTrex is definetly more "rugged" than the eMap, but I've had my eMap out in misty and sprinkling conditions, and I've heard people have used it in the rain with it inside a plastic baggie or other protective shell.
If you are only going to use a GPS for hiking and geocaching, the eTrex is probably plenty sufficient. If you want to navigate roads, or keep your bearings based on them, then the eMap is better. Plus the expandibility is always there...
And yes, you can create a waypoint by just putting in the coords of it, and then tell the GPS to go there, and it will point you in the "as the crow flies" direction and give you estimates on how far you are from the waypoint and how long until you reach it (at your current speed and direction).
BTW: Check out http://www.tvnav.com for great prices on these units. I'm not affiliated with them, but have dealt with Darrell and he is great and very knowledgable!
-- Michael M. Frazier email: MikeFrazier@visto.com Colorado Springs, CO AOL IM: frazierm99
-----Original Message----- From: tOny@netdoor.com Sent: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 19:43:47 -0000 To: email@example.com Subject: [gpsstash] Garmin eTrex Summit or Emap?
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