Couloirman makes a valid point, I have a eTrex Venture Cx, it does indeed lose the signal on occasion, even on open ridges. It's more of a annoyance than a major event. The 60CSx uses a second ARM CPU just for the antenna which accounts for both its superior reception and half the battery life and ~double the cost.Couloirman wrote:I hate them. I never got a signal when I needed one in the woods, and even sometimes on ridgetops it would just be searching for a satellite. If youre going to spend anything, suck it up and get the 60Csx. It even gets service immediately in my house. Ive been in dense timber, low in rocky valley's, in the elevators of huge office buildings(just to see if it'd work) and it has been flawless for me. Also you can get the sweet full resolution usgs topo maps from abovethetimber.com.
The new eTrex H series has new more sensitive receiver which is supposed to be much better at a small battery life hit and no cost/size increase.
Choices, choices . . .