"gary" <>
Sent: 3/26/2001 3:15:48 PM

RE: [gpsstash] eTrex Waterproof tests

Which is precisely why I say get an aquapak if you want something to be
waterproof. The foam and trapped air will let it float, a side benefit.

All those people who dissed the emap because it wasn't as waterproof as
other Garmin units missed out on a neat GPS.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lucien Van Elsen []
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: [gpsstash] eTrex Waterproof tests

The fundamental problem is that you can't make anything battery powered
truely watertight - the batteries outgas as they discharge. The tradeoff
garmin makes is that their battery compartment is as water resistant as
possible, while the electronics compartment is watertight (and even nitrogen
filled in some cases, I believe).