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June 1, 2012

Garmin eTrex 10 Winner

A while back I posted a Live Beyond item on the Garmin Live Beyond website. I pledged that if I won, I would share the prize with my audience who voted for it.

It all worked out and I won the following device:

Garmin eTrex 10. Here is a quick run-down of what it is.

See The Way

eTrex 10 has an enhanced 2.2 in monochrome display that’s easy to read in any lighting situation. Its easy-to-use interface means you’ll spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information. Both durable and waterproof, eTrex 10 features the legendary toughness that’s built to withstand the elements – be it dust, dirt, humidity or water, none of which are a match for this legendary navigator.

Find Fun

eTrex 10 features paperless geocaching by supporting GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. Visit OpenCaching.com to start your geocaching adventure. By going paperless, you’re not only helping the environment but also making your geocaching more fun. eTrex 10 stores and displays all the information you need, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper print outs. Simply upload the geocache to your unit and start hunting for caches.

Keep Your Fix

With its high-sensitivity, EGNOS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction, eTrex 10 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear — whether you’re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on eTrex 10 to help you find your way when you need it the most.

Go Global

The new eTrex series is the first-ever consumer-grade receivers that can track both GPS and GLONASS satellites simultaneously. GLONASS is a system developed by the Russian Federation that will be fully operational in 2012. When using GLONASS satellites, the time it takes for the receiver to “lock on” to a position is (on average) approximately 20 percent faster than using GPS. And when using both GPS and GLONASS, the receiver has the ability to lock on to 24 more satellites than using GPS alone.

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So I was sent the list of people who voted for me and I pulled up a random number generator on the Interwebz. I asked for a number between 1 and 17 and voila, it produced the following:

Which brought me to the following name:

Of course, this a friend of mine, but every person on the list was a friend of mine. I will be sure to have Ross buy me a beer in order to retrieve his prize.

Thank you to everyone who voted for my entry, which was about Epic Unsupported Tour. I am missing it immensely at the moment and this brought back great memories.

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