I had a Garmin Etrex vista for over 10 years, never a problem. I primarily use it for geocaching and marking trails and camp sites in the desert. I mount it on my dirt bike handle bars and review the data in the trip computer after rides. The standard maps it comes with are perfectly fine for me, no need to download additional maps. I bought this etrex 20x to replace my old one and love this new one. Mostly the same features, easy to use.
The user interface is clunky and difficult to use, and the program used to load the maps is even worse.
Works great for tracking my mountain bike rides and for camping and hiking. It also works with open street maps so I will soon be getting turn by turn street maps for driving.
This doesn't have a compass like the eTrex 30x, but you don't need one. If you just start moving in one direction the GPS will use the satellites to act like a compass. I have both the US and Russian satellite systems going simultaneously, and this thing is dead-on accurate. Learning to use it was a learning curve, but all the info I needed was online for me, in videos here and there. Just google. Those same websites will tell you how to get FREE MAPS. That's right - you do NOT need to buy maps.
Great device but difficult to see the screen kayaking in full sun...
This unit is billed as being lightweight, small, and powerful for the cost. However, it is very difficult to use, and the manual is exceptionally poor. Garmin has videos to help you learn to use it, but they are hard to take in the field. The toggle is also inaccurate. I have used Garmin's for years, but this one is going back.
I have tried using online forums and cannot figure out how to use this efficiently. It takes so long to get to what youre looking for and I still don't understand it.
I like this GPS but the user guide leaves a lot to be desired. It's especially difficult to download topo maps from the internet.