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Set off on an adventure you won't forget in a hurry with the eTrex Vista HCx by Garmin.? This handheld navigator boasts a highly sensitive receiver, detailed maps, a barometric altimeter, an electronic compass, a geocaching function, a hunt/fish calendar and several outdoor GPS games. Perfect for exploring the great outdoors, the eTrex Vista HCx lets you get your bearings even while you're standing still, and tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your exact altitude. The eTrex Vista HCx has a built-in log for up to 10,000 points and 20 tracks.
Garmin eTrex Vista HCx - 2.4 in. Handheld GPS Receiver
pros: Interfacing ability with other electronics. Weight and battery life are most acceptable.
cons: This unit will not bring you close enough to your mark.
So so unit
Extremely slow to acquire signals. Typical accuracy is greater than 20 meters. Selector button works... See Full Review
pros: Very versatile and useful
cons: too big for some things, too little for other things
Awesome Little GPS Unit
This is a great little GPS unit. I have used one, both for recreation and at work for the past three... See Full Review
pros: Versatile unit, great accuracy.
cons: Very small memory. Need to buy the expensive map sets.
Great for finding your way in the woods or when rafting. Good for driving too.
Ive always felt that a GPS will be an unnecessary luxury when hiking. I mean, I was always able to... See Full Review
pros: Versatile, small, water resistant, easy to read and configure.
cons: Battery life sux, limited gpsr map software, memory is not expandable.
E Trex Vista
Had it for three years now. Found out that you MUST calibrate the compass unless you want to be conf... See Full Review
pros: Color, good International basemap, battery life, easy to use, fast interface, very useful features.
cons: VERY expensive upgrading to Auto Kit or adding detailed maps. 24 MB limits Mapsource downloads.
Best All-Around GPS Value
Sure, this may not have every feature that every person wants in a GPS, but for the price, I'd love... See Full Review
pros: Includes most practical features I need. Easy to learn. Has contributed significantly to my safety.
cons: Maps limited, somewhat outdated, content not supplemented easily by other vendors or net updates.
Its become my friend and hiking companion!!!
I'm grateful I felt an urge to to try the Garmin Color Vista C after nearly abandonning the whole ha... See Full Review
pros: Small, color screen, waterproof
cons: NEED HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN EXTRAS TO MAKE THE FEATURES WORK!
DECEPTIVE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION!
According to the first sentence of the product description on Garmins web site this unit has, auto... See Full Review
pros: 1,000 ten character waypoints, electronic compass, basemap
cons: Battery life - carry spare batteries!
Sophisticated, Comprehensive Tool
Introduction I am a big fan of GPS devices. I started out with Loran-C navigation for use on a boat... See Full Review
pros: Has Barometric Altimeter
cons: Sometimes takes a long time to acquire a lock on the GPS satellites.
Great for business use
I need periodically to check radio tower sites to make sure that they are really located where the l... See Full Review
pros: Great size and easy to use.
cons: No external antenna. No programmable buttons.
I have used this gps in just about every environment and the gps continues to work after all the abu... See Full Review
|Enhanced accuracy||WAAS enabled|
|Receiver Type||12 Channels|
|GPS Type||Handheld (Outdoor)|
|Screen Size||2.4 in.|
|Input Method||Thumb Stick|
|Map capabilities||Internal, Download maps|
|Resolutions||288 x 160|
|Display Size||1.1 in. x 2.1 in.|
|Display Type||256 Color LCD Display|
|Special Features||Waypoint Icons, Compass, Built-In Altimeter, Geocaching Mode|
|Grids||Lat/Lon, MGRS, UTM, Loran TD position format, Maidenhead|
|Included Software/Maps||Marine Cartography, North America Maps, Europe Maps, Australia Maps, South Africa Maps, South America Maps, Middle East Maps, Asia Maps|
|Trip calculator||Maximum speed, Current speed, Trip Timers, Elevation Computer, Time of sunrise/sunset, Track Log, Points-of-Interest (POI)|
|Environmental Protection||IPX7 Waterproof Standard|
|Built in memory||24 MB|
|Number of routes||20|
|Accuisition Time - Cold||45 sec|
|Accuisition Time - Initial Time||15 sec|
|Enhanced position accuracy||< 10 feet|
|Differential standards||DGPS Ready|
|Update rate||1 per second, continuous|
|Max. Horizontal accuracy||< 49 feet|
|Battery Life||Up to 12 Hours|
|Battery Type||2 x AA Batteries|
|Family Line||Garmin eTrex|