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I have been given an E Trex that was bought in 2002. It has never been used.

I can not find any model number on it or in the manual. It looks like the computer input is a flat cable with 4 points of contact, no cable included.

Id it TOO old to bother with? Any info would be helpful.

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It will work for geocaching. At one time it was probably the most popular unit among geocachers. You can probably find the cable on EBay, but it's a serial cable so you'd also need a USB-serial adapter.

 

It's a very basic unit. No maps, magnetic compass, "paperless" caching (do people even use that word anymore?), or anything like that. Just punch in the coordinates and follow the arrow to the cache.

 

It also has old technology so reception under a heavy tree canopy can be iffy.

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It will work for geocaching. At one time it was probably the most popular unit among geocachers. You can probably find the cable on EBay, but it's a serial cable so you'd also need a USB-serial adapter.

 

It's a very basic unit. No maps, magnetic compass, "paperless" caching (do people even use that word anymore?), or anything like that. Just punch in the coordinates and follow the arrow to the cache.

 

It also has old technology so reception under a heavy tree canopy can be iffy.

 

If I have to enter Coords by hand what is the computer connection used for? Sounds like a backup for my 450 or one I will be willing to take in the kayak.

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"paperless" caching (do people even use that word anymore?)

 

Yes!rolleyes.gif

 

If I have to enter coords by hand what is the computer connection used for? Sounds like a backup for my 450 or one I will be willing to take in the kayak.

 

I believe it can be used to put coords into the GPSr. It can also put tracks from the GPSr onto your computer in google earth/other mapping software.

 

It would be a great backup GPS. The eTrex yellow is considered very rugged and reliable. Think of the Model T of GPSr's.

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