Garmin/eTrex Legend

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Garmin eTrex Legend
Description navigator
GNSS 12 channels
augmentation: waas;egnos
DOP: no
Memory Internal: (10.000 max logging). External: ? no.
Integrated equipment Wrist strap
Connectivity rs232
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Website Produktseite official link

Very glove/mitten unfriendly UI.

For more on using an eTrex Legend (Original B&W version) see Blackadder's page

This unit is showing its age now and new mappers would be advised to look at the Garmin Hcx which has better reception, faster locking to location, greater accuracy, unlimited tracklog length caching and unlimited map storage ( due to internal SD card ). Not really recommended for new users as new generations HCX and newer are much improved. ( author owns a Garmin Legend and a Legend HCX )

Disappointing Base Map for world beyond USA. Very difficult, expensive to add maps. Garmin's BaseCamp software will not "talk" to a blue Legend.

The free EasyGPS... no need even to register... from works with this unit.

specification despcription
Display 4 level gray LCD (160 x 288 pixels)
Display size 2.8 x 5.4 cm (1.1" x 2.1")
Interface serial
Slot no
Dimensions (W x H x D) 11.2 x 5.1 x 3.0 cm (4.4" x 2.0" x 1.2")
Weight 150 g (5.3 oz) with batteries
Battery 2 x AA / 18 hours
Ships with eTrex Legend, Database: Marine Point Database, Basemap, PC interface cable, Wrist strap, Owner's manual & Quick start guide
Misc IPX7



  1. eTrex® Legend - specifications