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Garmin eTrex Legend HCx
5.2 out of 10

Garmin eTrex Legend HCx

The eTrex Legend HCx features a color screen and a Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex Legend HCx

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Overall 4
4.0

Advertising does not emphasize requirement for "optional" maps!

James C. Kellett, Amazon
30 May 2010
  • Summary: Unlike the eTrex that finally broke after several years use, this new one comes with a "basemap" that is for all intents and purposes, useless - nothing but interstates and major roads.
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Overall 5
4.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Reliability 8
8.0

GPS WITH MANY FEATURES AND COLOUR

Rob Metcalfe, OutdoorsMagic
16 December 2004
  • Summary: Goes with me every trip (since replacing a Legend). On screen route used for (basic) route finding. Tracks saved for reviewing later, comparing to planned route, and for a record of distance and altitude profile (with appropriate software).
  • Pros: Excellent screen Long battery life Fast data tranfer to/from PC via USB (most GPS use slow serial) Large memory for maps, routes etc. Supports auto-routing for road travel (with additional Garmin software) Customizable screen selection Waterproof and robust.
  • Cons: USB connection means cannot be connected to a PDA. Maps lack detail for 'off road' use Route/waypoint creation difficult without PC Audio alerts when approaching waypoints, and proximity alerts can be created.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Reliability 10
10
Looks 8
8.0

Garmin eTrex Legend HCx

ben1777, Ciao
20 May 2009
  • Excerpt: This is a tough, well designed and compact handheld gps device. Personally I use this for mountain biking, with the GB Topographic map, and find that it accomplishes what I need it to do very well and is extremely accurate.
  • Pros: Tough, compact, waterproof, accurate, cheaper than bike specific gps
  • Cons: Expensive maps, Poor bike handlebar mount, slow data transfer
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Yandex
16 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Полностью разочаровалась в навигаторах Гармин по причине сложностей с использованием даже тех карт, которые в формате Гармина. Я уже не говорю о других форматах. Я не инженер-компьютерщик, не программист... Я просто хочу взять свой диск с картами,закачать эти карты в навигатор и пользоваться ими.
  • Pros: только одно - позволяет не заблудится в лесу.
  • Cons: Координаты местонахождения показывает неточно. Погрешность метров 5-6, как минимум. Какие либо карты в него запихатьб - всегда проблема. Кнопки слишком тугие, пользоваться ими очень неудобно и больно.
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