I am a brand new member to Greybeard, so take pity on me.
Okay, I've read this string of commentary and now I am a little confused on a specific point or two. Shame on me for not having gone to the store and played with one. I have surfed the net for info. I think that has led me to decide on the Garmin Legend. One, because I have one of their fishfinders and like their quality, and Two, because it is in my price range.
Now, to my confusion. According to the Garmin website, the Legend does not have a built in electronic compass. How important is that? I read where the fellow programs in his truck or other location (deer, stand) as a waypoint and an arrow will point toward it no matter where he is (I like this). Then somewhere else, I think I read that will only work if you are constantly walking at least 2mph (not so good).
My use for GPS is that I hunt a large tract of heavily forested mountain-side. I only really get to spend one week a year on it hunting, so I don't know it really well. I sometimes have to find my way in low light or bad weather and don't want to mess around. I like the idea of just locking in where my truck and stand locations are and following the arrow. I am reasonably electronically inclined, but no techno-geek. I would like a few bells and whistle to experiment with. I can read a compass and will always have one for a backup.
Long-winded too. Will the Legend let me plug in a waypoint (truck, stand, deer, etc.) and just follow the arrow (is the arrow the electronic compass the Legend does not have, or something else?) back without having to hump along at a constant 2mph?
Am I looking at the right thing (Legend) for my stated use?