eTrex survives 12′ of mud and muck
Some people may think that our outdoor GPS devices are only for hiking, hunting and geocaching, but they can do so much more. And as you can tell from this recent customer testimonial, they’re ruggedized so they’ll go the distance:
I use the eTrex for my RC boat hobby, to check max speeds, just to see if I’m making the boat faster or not. About seven weeks back I was testing one of my boats, and I flipped it over and lost the GPS in about 12′ of water. Today, I was trying to find a propeller that I lost by dragging a set of magnets and found the eTrex that I lost. After returning home, I open the unit, drained all of the water, cleaned out the mud and sprayed it down with WD40. I notice the spring inside that connect the battery line to the circuit broad was rusted off, but had enough to stretch to make contact. I put it all back together, installed new batteries, and turned it on. After sitting in 12′ of water and mud, this thing still works! I went to the page that shows how fast it was traveling. It still had my max speed and it showed that it ran under water for 3 hours and 53 minutes. I’m amazed and happy to say that Garmin makes a dang good product.
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