Joined: Nov. 2003
||Posted: Nov. 19 2003,5:59 am
Yes it can transfer wp,tracks and routes from/to the computer.
Very small, very basic, of course not mapping. Unsuitable for driving (button position,
need to be held horizontal...).
I used one for a year, then upgraded to a Legend. Never felt any problem with its reception,
and I don't live in the middle of the desert ;) (nor in the Amazonas Jungle, of course).
A lot of people uses the eTrex line: they are small, light, more or less cheap (depends on the model),
and do their work perfectly well.
If your father in law for the moment wants to "try out" how geocaching is the yellow is surely a good option.
In my experience people tipically upgrade from the yellow to something more advanced
when they get truly involved in geocaching or any other GPS application, but while you don't know
how much you will like it is better to stay on the cheap side, with the yellow or
any other option of course: it's also easy to find used GPS...