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Signal I use my etrex legend when I trail ride..the other day I rode with 3 other women, we all had a GPS units..mine was the only one that never rec'd a signal pretty much the whole ride. There were trees but since the others GPS' were working just fine that should not be the problem..Do I need some sort of upgrade or is it time for a new unit? thanks Debbie

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Did you all hve the same unit, ie Garmin Legend. the newer units, ie Legend HCX can receive signals in deep canyons and heavily treed forests. Mine can even receive a signal when inside the glovebox of my truck!

It sounds like it's time for an upgraded unit.

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