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The computer got disconnected while posting. I am trying to pick between the Etrex "Yellow" the Vista or the Venture (all the most basic units) to teach mainly kids how to use a GPS and introduce them to geocaching. I also have a Triton 200 which works great for me.

 

Any words of wisdom will be appreciated.

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The computer got disconnected while posting. I am trying to pick between the Etrex "Yellow" the Vista or the Venture (all the most basic units) to teach mainly kids how to use a GPS and introduce them to geocaching. I also have a Triton 200 which works great for me.

 

Any words of wisdom will be appreciated.

 

It looks like the post worked this time.

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At Virginia State Parks, we bought the eTrekH units last year and they seem to have worked really well. We thought we had gotten a really great price at about $79 because we bought over 300 units, but then I saw them advertised at the same price on sale at Bass Pro Shops.

 

If you to with the eTrex's send me a note at chuck.wyatt@dcr.virginia.gov and I can send you some of the support materials we developed. One big problem with almost all units is that the buttons are not very logical or easy to remember for a first time user. We developed a simple system of putting colored dots on the face of the eTrex and color coding the instruction sheets. It really makes instructing much easier. (For instance, instead of saying "hit the Enter button" (which is embossed in black on a black background) we say "hit the blue button").

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