I didn’t buy my eTrex legend for geocaching. I bought just because I thought GPS was a cool technology. A friend at work introduced me to the idea of geocaching and with eTrex in hand I decided to give it a go. The eTrex was a good entry level unit that allowed me to try geocaching. I doesn’t have all the features of more recent units but it will certainly do that job.
My first experience with the unit was a complete failure, operator error! I did not enter the coordinates correctly and I was way off the actual cache location. Thank goodness for GPX format files and writing directly to the unit from the caching website. Once I corrected my own error I tried again with greater success. That was the last time I used that unit as my primary geocaching GPS. Between that second find and when I started Caching again I had purchased a Garmin GPS 60SCx.
- geocaching.com compatible
- long battery life
- Black and White screen
- Low resolution
- serial connectivity only (needs a USB to serial connector)