Garmin Map 76CS
My Garmin Map 76CS seems to me to be the perfect GPS unit. It blows away anything from Magellan or other competitors in performance, features and quality. And, it FLOATS - something my previous eTrex Summit did NOT do, which is why I now have a Map 76CS.
The Map 76CS features a sunlight-readable color display, built-in maps, measures just 6.2 X 2.7 X 1.4 inches, has a compass that is adjustable in size, includes a barometer, altimeter, trip computer and about a thousand other features and functions. It can even calculate anchor drag, give anchor drag audible warnings, alert you to deep or shallow water conditions and it includes some games in the event you get bored.
The Map 76CS is a $600 unit, but you can get it new and factory-sealed with full warranty on eBay for less than $400 after the (about to expire) $50 mail-in rebate.
I loved my eTrex Summit, but the Map 76CS is clearly superior in every way. By the way, my brother-in-law designed teh guidance system for teh GPS satellite netwwork as an engineer for TI, and he, as well as everybody with whom he works, use Garmin because they say the Garmin units are the bet quality and most accurate of all commercially available GPS receivers. That’s good enough for me!