If going out in the cold, NiMh battery terminal voltage seems to drop causing low battery indication. A Geko , with a magnetic compass and a pressure altimeter. Navigation menu Personal tools English Create account Log in. You will also need to clear the track log. Once again the Garmin Geko can be connected to a PC. Although you could put rechargeable NiCad or NiMh batteries in there, the Gekos seem to prefer alkaline batteries. This page updated

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Geko Smak Move toward the Geko symbol on the screen until you’re directly above it.

Garmin Geko GPS Receivers Review

It could get very interesting if you played these in a city, or in a forest. This spring Garmin announced the introduction of a new range of GPS receivers: Navigation section; Compass and direction data; and Information area. You will also need to clear the track log. Nibbons Your mission is to gather numbers as they appear on the screen. The manual says to allow 15 to 30 farmin for the unit to track satellites when turned on for the first time. How did we achieve these ratings? It is small, the smallest receiver that Garmin makes.

GPS Review – Garmin Geko

The bright color and rugged water proof design means that the will stand up to most light to medium abuse it might encounter while in normal operation.


If going out in the cold, NiMh battery terminal voltage seems to drop causing low battery indication. In a GPS receiver, bearing usually refers to the direction to a waypoint.

WAAS-enabled, differential-ready, 12 parallel channel GPS receiver continuously tracks and uses up to 12 satellites to compute and update your position. Navigate your physical world to explore the virtual maze and gather all the flags.

To save the waypoint press OK when OK is highlighted. This is also the place from which you can access the four games. This section allows the setting of date and time options, along with the display settings. The Pan Track Log will let you move the pointer to any location on the track to set waypoints, to start ‘goto,’ or start a ‘tracback. After choosing my destination the beginning location the pointer accurately told me which way to turn.

Garmin Geko 201 Handheld

Downside to these units well there were a couple. On more than three occasions the unit had managed to turn itself on either in my pocket, or in my gar,in bag.

Reviewed by Mike Barrett. Add to this it’s small size and bright color- and it was easy to justify taking it along “just in case”- which I found to be quite often! Many of the pages are configurable, the pictures are just examples. The Geko specifications above state that the receiver is differential-ready. When 3 satellites have been fixed positional data will be available with a 2D fix, when all 4 are connected then you will have a 3D fix.


This is activated by selecting a track, pressing the enter button and then selecting navigate and either start or end of the track. The placement of the five buttons on the face of the unit are easy to access. No support for routes, limited track recording etc. It doesn’t seem quite as well constructed or durable as the eTrex, but all in all you get much more for your money.

Compass was off slightly on my test unit. Yes, but this is a great back-up. To get into the compartment you need a coin veko a knife. It is simple, easy to use and has the features i need to navigate in the backcountry. When I reached my destination, the Geko was off by only 18 feet out of a one-mile walk. They will, however, still provide support for it.