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Garmin eTrex Legend HCx

The eTrex Legend HCx features a color screen and a high-sensitiv Read more

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Overall 4

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. Buried in the Amazon advert, there is a warning that optional maps are available, but what caught me is that it DOES ship with MapSource, and MapSource with the older eTrex DID contain detailed maps!
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Overall 4
Value for money 8
Ease of use 6
Reliability 10
Looks 8

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. It has a microSD slot which is great, I have a 2gb card and you can easily fit the whole of the GB topo map onto it. Ok so the road routing may not be great but I did not even consider using it in the car when I ordered it.
  • 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

User Review

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. Гармин не дает такой возможности. Больше никогда сама не возьму и другим не советую.
  • 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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