|Featuring high-contrast display with 100x64 pixels resolution, the Geko 101 GPS has a sleek design with simple operations. This Garmin hiking GPS has one-touch waypoint marking that makes it easier to use. With the 250-waypoint storage capacity, this Garmin GPS receiver shows you accurate directions to your destination. The Geko 101 works continuously for about 12 hours as it uses 2 AAA batteries. The five buttons at the front of this Garmin hiking GPS lets you operate it with ease. You do not have to mark the waypoints while returning along a traveled path or route, thanks to this Garmin GPS receiver's TracBack feature. When submerged in water up to one meter, the Geko 101 remains undamaged for about 30 minutes.|
|Number of Channels||12 Channels|
|Display Size||0.92 in. x 1.44 in.|
|Resolutions||64 X 100|
|Trip calculator||Current speed, Maximum speed, Moving average|
|Accuisition Time - Cold||45 sec|
|Accuisition Time - Initial Time||15 sec|
|Update Rate||1 per second, continuous|
|Max. Horizontal Accuracy||< 49 feet|
|Battery Type and Quantity||2 x AAA Batteries|
|Battery Life||12 Hours|
|Environmental Protection||IPX7 Waterproof Standard|
Average review score based on 20 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
GPSs have too many features nowadays. You shouldn't need video games on one. This unit, aside from being the most inexpensive, serves its purpose providing how far, how fast, electronic compass, and elevation. The bread crumb feature has guided me back on the trails. Great for runners that want to know how far they go. If I'm running out and back I'll just track out to save battery life. The two AAA batteries will keep a strong signal for five to six hours. Just carry extras. My Geko has fallen off the roof of a moving car and keeps going, it's also very water resistant. It's been in Death Valley at the Badwater 135 mile Ultramarathon telling my friend how high he was to summiting Townes Pass. Great GPS.
I HAVE owned this exact Geko GPS(for 3 years now). I absolutely love its simplicity and bought another one exactly like it for my husband! It's great for mushroom hunting, tracking deer, or anytime you want to wander the woods. It's very nice because IT'S SO SIMPLE! It doesn't have a bunch of buttons & screens... that you never use anyway. It's small size lets me put it in a cell phone case. You "mark" where you are, then turn it off!(why waste battery power). Wander around the woods, turn it back on. It shows you how far away from your "mark"(vehicle) you are, and shows how to "get back" to your mark! SIMPLE, SIMPLE, SIMPLE.....I LOVE IT!
I like the way the Geko operates. Even if I have not used it for a while it is easy to pick up again and remember how it works. It is very small and light, not a burden in your pack and easy to reach from your front pocket. 250 waymarks are more than enough.
I have used it both to mark the path behind me and to search for a point ahead of me, a point I have not yet visited but have located on a map. In both cases it has, many times, kept me on the right way.
A lot of my hiking is in the Chihuahuan Desert. If I get lost I could be in real danger in this dry, isolated area. The Geko has kept me out of genuinely life-threatening confusion at least twice. I would never go cross country without it in my pocket.
This is my second Geko. The first one died after a long and useful life.
Small size and very light weight make it easy to carry and use. Instructions are clear enough to be able to use with little or no previous experience with gps units. Navigation through pages is relatively easy. Some of the more "powerful" applications are not always explained thoroughly. AAA battery power cause the unit to require fresh batteries frequently. Rechargeable batteries help ease that minor negative. I would definitely recommend a unit like this to anyone looking for a gps unit for personal use.
this is the 2nd 101 that i have owned. the first one ate batteries and would shut off. these are the most basic of gpses. the sattelite lock in is not all that super fast but is adequate. user interface is a little cumbersome due to the lack of buttons. i purchased this due to the weight. this is the lightest gps you can buy. i only use it for way points and occasional navigation and for that is works well. there is no interface for computers so everything is manual. it also does not have any maps. i do not believe this unit us availble new from garmin. simple and light.