Summary: I have a 10 year old etrex garmin. I was always loosing the signal. This Legend HCx stays hoked up. It is great. I loaded the topo map from my computer onto the disc of the areas I hunt in and that makes it fun to navigate.
Summary: I know that the eTrex has been around for awhile and does not require my review but I do like this GPS unit! I have had others but this one is small and yet easy to use and read. I carry it with me everywhere! I just throw it in my bag, just in case.
Summary: Satisfied, that's my verdict on the Legend HCx. Worth the price. The interface is a bit clunky, since everything has to be input using the little joystick on the front, but aside from that... no complaints.
Summary: This thing is Amazing. Perfect size, simple to use and very economical. I got it for $100.00 Add a 4gb Micro SD Card and download free maps (Road and Topo), and you have a fine Adventure GPS. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY GARMIN MAPS.
Summary: This is a great little GPS. It fits in the palm of the hand and has excellent reception in dense tree cover. My family has several of these for geocaching and we just love them! I have the more expensive Garmin 62 and the legend HCx is every bit as accurate as my more expensive unit.
Unit is Awesome. You must buy maps to release its power.
13 September 2011
Summary: The unit is pretty nice and performs well even in covered areas. The only complaint is that the base map is VERY BASE and doesn't contain many roads other than highways and some rivers and town markers.
Summary: I had an older etrex vista and (fortunately) lost it. This one is light years improved. The battery lasts forever and once the signal is locked on you almost never lose it..even in deep woods or in your pocket. Easier to read, easier to use and doesn't have as many problems as the old etrexes.
Summary: I've been using a GPS to geocache for years. My previous Legend worked well, but would sometimes lose satellite reception in the woods. I am amazed how well the Legend HCx works. Even standing in the middle of a large evergreen, it maintains satellite reception. Automatic routing also works well.
Summary: A heads up for Mac users: Using a Mac to download maps for use on the eTrex Legend from the Garmin website required over a week of back-and-forth with Garmin technical support to make it work.
Summary: I tested my new Garmin eTrex Legend HCx on a remote biking trail in West Virginia. Forget about cell phone service. You can't get cell phone service anywhere on the 80 mile trail. About 10 miles on the trail I stopped and turned on the eTrex.