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Offline zzzz

Garmin Etrex Mount
« on: July 10, 2017, 02:24:31 pm »
I'm going to be leaving for the GDMBR at the end of this month. I bought a Garmin Etrex for the trip as it's battery operated unlike the regular Garmin cycling units which need regular recharging.

For mounting there appears to be 2 choices. There is a small plastic mount that relies on zip-ties that every review of them has multiple people who lost their computers because they fell off. Or there is a mount from a company called Ram that I bought and have mounted but it's quite the extended group of plastic pieces that looks like it would not weather the impact of a crash.

Is there a something else out there I haven't found?

Pete

Offline MiamiC70

Re: Garmin Etrex Mount
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 06:17:24 pm »

Offline DarrenBnYYC

Re: Garmin Etrex Mount
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 09:15:35 pm »
I have owned multiple eTrex units over the years, and I have never had the GPS pop off. You just have to be religious about snapping it in the whole way - sometimes it can be difficult. But once in place, I honestly don't see how it could come off unless the mount was really loose to begin with or it broke.

As a precaution, you can always clip your GPS lanyard to your bars. I have never bothered, but it would be easy to do and would prevent losing the unit entirely.

Offline Inge

Re: Garmin Etrex Mount
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 02:16:34 am »
I have also been using the original Garmin mount with the Etrex and also have never had it come off. I do for safety measures use the lanyard which is attached to my handlebar bag .... for you never know....