In other words if they know it fails, they decide that is how it was designed, it performs as designed and is therefore perfect.

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Backup your Garmin e Trex 30 GPS waypoints, routes, and tracks after each outing, so your GPS data is always safe on your computer.This will solve problem, unit will be less accurate (appprox. Is there anything that can be done to correct this?I have a handle bar mounted GPSMAP 60CS that has recently started exhibiting the problem of shutting off when hitting a bump (even small ones), and it is possible that the rubber band fix may help--I'll try it.However, I previously had an e Trex Vista (at least five--serially replaced by Garmin by warranty). In addition to shutting off when going over a bump, all of the e Trex Vista units I had would shut off when the bike was stopped (at a traffic light for example) or even just sitting in the open on a picnic table.This occurred despite the rubber band fix, and despite using a variety of different battery brands--alkaline and rechargeable.I liked the Legend H's progression of boot up screen into satellite screen into map screen...