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Elevation Problem When I am at sea level (on the shore) my Etrex shows about 50 elevation

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  • junglejim10 Jun 27, 2008

    I have had the same information from Garmin and are satisfied with both what they say and you. Thanking you.

  • Rex Coggins May 11, 2010

    What model of eTrex do you have? Some models have the Barometric Altimeter which needs to be calibrated, and some units do not.

    Vertical Accuracy of a properly calibrated Barometric Altimeter is +/- 10'. If you have a unit that uses provides a GPS Elevation only, a +/- 50' vertical solution is pretty standard.

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Some models have the Barometric Altimeter which needs to be calibrated, and some units do not.

Vertical Accuracy of a properly calibrated Barometric Altimeter is +/- 10'. If you have a unit that uses provides a GPS Elevation only, a +/- 50' vertical solution is pretty standard.

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