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corza
21st March 2006, 04:53 AM
Just wondering how water and dust proof are handheld gps units?
In particular garmin etrex legend, but other people may be courious about other models as well.....
Thanks

gammapisigma
21st March 2006, 05:39 AM
According to Garmin they are IPX-7:

http://www.garmin.com/products/etrex/spec.html

a bit more on IPX-7 from Garmin:

http://www.garmin.com/footnotes/IEC_60529_IPX7.html

GammaPiSigma.

Dooghan
21st March 2006, 05:48 AM
I know with my etrex I rinsed it under the tap a couple of times. With the 60CS I got caught out in a storm while geocaching once. Both units are still working.

Dooghan

Les Addison
21st March 2006, 09:14 AM
From all accounts reguardless of what brand , dont trust what they say . Consider using it in a zip type or purpose type plastic bag..Les

arthurking83
21st March 2006, 06:08 PM
I've yet to test the Meridian, but I've seen photos of one floating in a "sink".....

The top 1/3 of the Meridian, stays above water.....and by all accounts they are very waterproof....if they have been looked after!



:)

djcache
26th March 2006, 12:41 AM
I have a Meridian Platinum and when I was setting up one of my caches in Merimbula near a fun park, I took it down their waterslides :eek: a few times to see how fast I went. Around 25kmh in case you are curious.

GPS was definately waterproof. :cool: Still caching with it two years later.

DJ