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Which one I prefer depends on the use. The eTrex is smaller, lighter, and has better battery life. It is my preferred unit for things like hiking. With the 64s you can set it to not recalculate a route if you get off route. It also has all buttons instead of some buttons and a click stick. The click stick works well if you are standing or walking but is a pain riding a bike. As you hit bumps in the road and are trying to push it in it will go sideways, up or down. I prefer route navigation on the bike so between that and the click stick I prefer the 64s on the bike.
As far as the accelerometer, digital compass and barometer that’s a matter of which level of etrex or 64 you get. The eTrex 20 and the 64 doesn’t have them the eTrex 30 and 64s has them. I find I don’t use them if I was buying a 64 today I would buy plain 64 and not the 64s unless I got a good price on a 64s. That’s just my opinion I know others like having the accelerometer, digital compass and barometer.
I agree with Boyd’s comment on GLONASS that the 64 doesn’t compare to the 62 from that standpoint. The reason I stated that I don’t see much if any difference in the eTrex and 64 is you said the 62 had a better antenna. The 64 has the same or similar antenna as the 62. I don’t think the antenna makes much if any difference. I think the newer unite have better reception than the old ones even with GLONASS turned off and even better with it turned on.
I was in a store that had a eTrex 20x in stock. I took a look at it and it has tide data. I think this must ba a matter of which market it's for with tide data in the US but not the UK.
My eTrex 20 and my GPSMAP64s both have tide information. As a test I disabled all maps on the eTrex and it has tide information with no maps enabled.
Good point!What don't you understand? They don't want a website where people come to complain about their products. >:)
I agree I've never understood why Garmin doesn’t include handhelds in their forum.I can't believe that Garmin are not providing a mechanism for users to report bugs with their products?? - oh well, I can only hope that someone from Garmin reads this forum.