While on our trip to Florida over the holidays my trusty Garmin eTrex Legend GPS unit decided to become less trusty. I had been having trouble with it prior to the trip. Any power cable I got for it never seemed to work correctly, and now I was getting weird lines on the display. It had served me well for five years, but it was now time to replace it.
I had gotten some Best Buy gift cards as well as some cash for Christmas. I had enough so that I could either get a really nice handheld unit or a really nice unit for my car. I decided to split the funds and get two GPSs, a handheld Garmin eTrex Venture HC for geocaching, geotagging, and hiking, and a Garmin Nuvi 205 for car navigation. Here’s a quick review of both units, and my reasons for going this route instead of buying a single higher grade unit.