That's what I thought to, I don't hike or travel that much, but now that I have one it's kind of fun to mess with. I just want to get in the car and drive everywhere, my commuter car is a 1991 Geo metro the silverado stays put in the garage as the 300ZX does to"1984 less than 60,000 miles on her" I put a new engine in the GEO about 40,000 mile's ago it took me and my friend about 60 beer's to get her done and it fired up right away, beer not withstanding , 4 tire's $100.00 sound system $500.00 total cost of car under $2000.00 plus the GPS $300.00 and the best part is the GEO gets 48MPG, are you kidding me the whole planet should have a GEO.If I traveled more, or hiked at all, I'd get one .
OK I see now, after you initialize it it should work fine, as far as the maps I have the North American base map that came with it, the accuracy may not be right on the money, but when I am driving US 30 it indicates I am on US30. There is a review hereYou can't get a map for the damn thing without paying an arm and a leg for it, it has a thousand too many features, it's NOT intuitive, and kind of unwieldy- though I can, for only 40 bucks, buy a windshield mount ::
But it has no local streets detail, and won't unless I shell out $100+ for more maps. And a stupid microSD card.OK I see now, after you initialize it it should work fine, as far as the maps I have the North American base map that came with it, the accuracy may not be right on the money, but when I am driving US 30 it indicates I am on US30. There is a review here
comments on that unit The reviewer writes that after you get to know the unit in the field, and learn the basic functions it is actually quite intuitive, there is also a link on that page for a video tutorial on making custom maps.