It is pretty simple to use and has great features. The microSD card with MapSource card of this Garmin GPS device allows you to store all your maps and provides time to time directions, to reach your desired location. See details for description of any imperfections. If hiking or not showing maps less CPU power for screen redraws , or having the map orientation to the north, running time will increase. You may also like.

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Garmin eTrex Vista HCX Handheld

visra Garmin makes a great product and stands behind it. Show More Show Less. Garmin Discontinued GPS unit. Far better and more accurate than any other brand.

I also love that it is waterproof. With mAh Eneloops and backlight off, you can get around 30hours running time.

Read full review Verified purchase: In reality this is not so short – 10 data points is about km of cycling with “most often” sampling, but see above for trace recording options. This is while showing maps and riding a mtb.


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We love this device. Now I have two and I’m happy. For the environment and your cash pocket best use rechargeables. We haven’t tested out the alimeter yet so I can’t comment on its functionality. Retrieved from ” http: But sometimes it beeps at 50′ away and sometimes it doesn’t beep until 10′ away. I bought this GPS for my fiance as a Christmas present.

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There is a OpenSeaMap-vector chart, covering whole Europe. This etrexx happened almost every single time, until we stop and calibrate the compass, then it seems to work ok. Most relevant reviews See all 81 reviews. By default, sampling rate is set to “Auto” and “Normal”. The hhcx is transreflective and if you hold it correctly the sun or a lamp shining onto it from above you need no backlight.

I do like the audible feature that beeps to let you know you are getting close to your coordinates.

With 1 second sampling built-in memory fills up fairly quickly. Do not use the device “Save” feature for tracklogs. I use this GPS a few years.

This device has two options for trace recording – internal memory and microSD card. When hiking I don’t need it. If you wear sunglases on a mtb, have a screen protector applied this reduces the transreflective effect a bitwith the sun low from the front or blocking the sunlight with your body, or cycle through shady places, you need the backlight however.


If connected with a mini-b USB cable to a power source, can run on that power and does not draw power from batteries. Two AA battery can serve non vistaa about 24 hours.

Overall this is a pretty decent compass to point yarmin in the direction you need to go. It is not capable of charging batteries source. To transfer trace from the built-in memory, gpsbabel can be used. To do so, press menu button from the map view, Setup map, and in the leftmost page set “Lock On Road” to “Off”.

The compass is a nice addition.