Randy Hall <>
Sent: 1/10/2001 5:27:18 PM

Re: [gpsstash] What's The Opinion on a Garmin GPS12?

> The Garmin 12 is an incredible unit,

I have a Garmin 12XL, which I would highly recommend. As I have
said previously on this list, its best feature is its ruggedness.
I've literally dropped it down the site of cliffs and into rock
and snow. I would not take any of the wimpier units I've seen
into the wilderness.

The biggest negative is that it seems to be a bit of a power sponge.
I have to pack an extra set of batteries, even when it is near "F";
it does not, IMO, have the battery life as advertised in the manual.

randy "the mapsurfer" (P31F116)
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