The Geko has a feature known as TracBack which allows you to retrace your steps by navigating in reverse along the recorded track. Estimated location accuracy displayed was as low as 15 feet at times. The Navigation Page can display 10 types of data: Travelled distance 2 Maximum speed 2 Average speed 2 Time with motion 2. These work in the same manner as most other Garmin units I have used, allowing you to navigate through it’s functionality.
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Time format Display contrast Units Interface System settings. Where the receiver really scores is in the fact that it is a stand-alone unit which can last up to 12 hours on a set of batteries, far longer than a PDA.
Games Yes you did read that correctly like all other small electronic devices the Geko comes with four games.
Garmin Geko 201 Handheld
On more than three occasions the unit had managed to turn itself on either in my pocket, or in my gadget bag. Trending Price New. The battery cover on the back also has a rubber pad attached – good for staying put on the dash of a car. The screen can be changed on the by pressing the centre OK button.
Not light weight and plastic, but solid and not too heavy. Map Displays Map display is not really the correct term for this display but this is the one that shows your track and route in a graphical screen. Each tile has an exact match hidden elsewhere on the game board. As such, it does not have a high quality sensor.
GPS Review – Garmin Geko
The cable set used connecting the Geko to the Pocket PC was provided by PC-Mobile and comes in a number of modular cables which can be set into a number of configurations so you can by a new adapter for another Pocket PC without having to by a complete lead set. This is don by displaying the track in a map type view and using the scroll buttons to find the start and end points in your track to save. The main difference I see between the and the is the ability to link to a computer, instead of taking a number of minutes manually entering waypoints you can simply upload them within 30 seconds.
You can also select if you are using Alkaline or Rechargeable batteries. In this review if a specific model is not mentioned then the comments refer to both models. In a GPS receiver, bearing usually refers to the direction to a waypoint. This is activated by selecting a track, pressing the enter button and then selecting navigate and either start or end of the track.
When I reached my destination, the Geko was off by only 18 feet out of a one-mile walk. This will then show the waypoint selection screen as shown above left eTrex display.
Geko The setup menu of the Geko is very basic, allowing you to change the GPS mode from Normal to Battery Save or Demo, and to adjust the backlight timeout and the contrast setting of the screen. When it is fixed a solid line is displayed as shown below. This will activate the route and you will see it highlighted in the other pages already described. I love this GPS unit.
Cigarette lighter and data power cord combined available. The standard garmin serial cable allows you to get tracks and waypoints off it with, for example, gpsbabel. The Menu Page is the access point for all the unit’s features. The Navigation Page can display 10 types of data: Auto Zoom will automatically adjust the scale so that your entire trip fits on the screen.
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Waypoints Travelled path Track Current scale. The Pointer Page The various displays on the Gekos are referred to as pages. This section allows the setting of date and time options, along with the display settings. The scale of the display can be modified by pressing the upper left buttons.
It is a budget, non-mapping gps i. Small size Inexpensive Relatively simple to operate considering all it does Includes some fun games!