Overview: The eTrex Legend
Marine Point Database (Americas) and a
basemap of North, Central, and South America, with an
electronic compass. The Legend is designed to provide precise GPS positioning using correction data obtained
from the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). This unit will provide position
accuracy to less than three meters when receiving WAAS corrections.
Waterproof Design: The Legend can withstand accidental
immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
Receiver: The 12 parallel channel GPS
receiver continuously tracks and uses up to 12 satellites to compute and update
Main Pages: All of the information you
need to operate the eTrex Legend can be found
on the following main pages or display screens: Satellite, Map, Navigation, Trip Computer, and Main Menu.
Satellite Page: The Satellite Page
provides a picture of satellite signal tracking, tells you when the unit is
ready for navigation, and shows your location coordinates.
Map Page: The Map Page displays your
present position and direction of movement using a triangular 'Position Icon'
that is centered on the map. The map also displays geographic details such as
rivers, lakes, highways, and towns. As you travel, the map display leaves a
"trail" (track log) of your movements.
Navigation Page: The Navigation Page
provides active guidance with a rotating compass ring that shows your course
over ground (track) while you're moving and a bearing pointer to indicate the
current direction to your destination (bearing) relative to the course over
Trip Computer Page: The Trip Computer Page
displays up to 8 different types of navigation data that are user programmable.
Each data field is selectable and can contain one of many data information
Main Menu Page: The Main Menu Page
provides you with a directory of the eTrex Legend's advanced features. From this
page, you can mark and create new waypoints, find map items (such as cities,
interstate exits, addresses, points of interest, etc.), create routes, save
tracks, setup system operating features, or access and use unit accessories.
Navigating with eTrex Legend: There are
three methods of navigating when using the eTrex Legend and each is graphically
displayed on the Map Page.
- Goto: a direct path to a selected
destination (waypoint, city, address, etc.)
- Track: a previous path of travel that
has been stored (logged) in the eTrex Legend. A Track allows you to repeat a
path or to return to your starting point on the same path using the TracBack
- Route: a path to a destination
consisting of intermediate stops along the way (waypoints, cities, highway
exits, points of interest, intersections, etc.)
Accessory Applications: The Legend
following accessory applications:
- Sun and Moon: provides you with a
graphic display of both sun and moon positioning for a certain date, time,
and location with times for sunrise, sunset, moonrise, and moonset
- Calendar: provides you with a monthly
calendar with programmable reference notes. You can display one monthly
calendar of days at a time and mark days on each with reference notes. You
can create reference notes for multiple months and for months in years yet
to come. You can record 100 notes with up to 18 characters in each note.
- Hunt and Fish: provides you with a
listing of best times for hunting and fishing for a chosen location and date
- Area Calculator: provides you an area
calculation as you move about a location or view a saved track. The area
calculation displays in acres, hectares, square feet, square yards, square
meters, square kilometers, and square miles.
- Calculator: provides you with all the
basic functions of a standard calculator and scientific calculator
8MB Internal Memory for Downloading Maps: You can
transfer detailed map data to the eTrex Legend from a Garmin MapSource CD-ROM,
such as MetroGuide, Points of Interest, Fishing Hot Spots, Topographic maps, Roads
and Recreations, and WorldMap mapping guides. The Legend can accept up to 8 MB
of data from any MapSource program loaded on a PC and connected to the eTrex Legend data port.
Note: Your computer
must have an RS-232 serial port to use the supplied PC interface cable.
BlueChart cartography is Garmin's exclusive marine cartography. This line of
cartography products is designed to provide interactive viewing of detailed
nautical chart data, thereby providing navigators with innovative
object-oriented cartography. These detailed electronic nautical charts look just
like paper charts when displayed on your Garmin chartplotter. Features include
shading between depth contours, spot soundings, navaids, port plans, wrecks,
obstructions, inter-tidal zones, and more.
Differential-ready, 12 parallel channel
- Acquisition Time:
- approximately 15
seconds (warm start)
- approximately 45
seconds (EZinit/cold start)
- approximately 5 minutes
- Update Rate:
- GPS Accuracy: <15
meters (49 feet) RMS, 95% typical
- DGPS (USGC) Accuracy:
3-5 meters (10-16 feet), 95% typical with DGPS corrections
- DGPS (WAAS) Accuracy:
<3 meters (10 feet), 95% typical with DGPS corrections
- Velocity Accuracy:
0.05 meters/sec steady state
- Dynamics: Performs
to specifications to 6 gs
- Interfaces: NMEA
0183, RTCM 104 (for DGPS corrections) and RS-232 for PC interface
- Weight: 5.3 ounces
- Battery Life: Up to 18 hours of typical use in Battery Saver mode