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. Aside from installing numerous plug-in updates for the Firefox browser (and being told repeatedly by the Garmin website that these plug-ins were not installed), the coup de grace came when Garmin tech support informed me the microSD card I was trying to download maps could not be...
Summary: This is my first hand held GPS. It is not an intuitive piece of hardware and be very very careful of what you are looking for. There are so many models to choose from and unfortunately I bought the wrong one for me. I kayak and back country camp so it sounded like a good choice with its water resistant housing and bright color screen. Did not realize that it is almost useless unless you purchase the needed maps - topo and lakes at around $130.00 each!
Summary: It is a great GPS, but the software maps are HORRIBLE and extremedly EXPENSIVE. I got this GPS to be able to go hiking. I have a wife and a 14 months child. We go to the ocassional weekend hike and I don't want to get lost. I also have a Garmin Quest, and I thought I could take advantage of the same manufacturer. what a waste. It is an expensive piece of technology and still you are going to need to buy paper maps and carry them with you.
Summary: This is my second Garmin and I like the unit in general. The built-in maps though are beyond useless. I was on the Colorado River with this unit, and it showed me as being 400 feet off of the river. That is a pretty major error. My friend's GPS showed the exact same coords but his map actually showed us as being on the River. Yes, I know I am free to spend a ton of money on add-in map data, but really the base maps should be able to recognize the CO River.
Summary: This is my 5th GPS unit, and my 4th Garmin, including etrex Legend, eMap, Legend C, and now the Legend HCx. The Legend HCx is an ok GPS, but not currently good for hiking/backpacking. It has a bug in it that makes it inaccurate at sensing your speed when you walk less than about 2mph. While usually easy to walk faster than 2mph, when you're backpacking in the woods, it's often tough to average faster than that.
Summary: This is the first handheld GPS I've owned and my first thought was of disappointment, not with the device itself but with the detail of the map provided. The map is very basic and does not really give enough detail if you are out hiking. It could only really be used as a compass or a directional aid to your next co-ordinates. To upgrade the map would cost another £100 to give you any type of detail, I found one on Ebay at a better price.
Summary: Product is basically good BUT Garmin do not advise that only Garmin maps will work. Plus I already had the full UK map bought for an earlier Garmin - again this also will not work as Garmin will not let you carry the 'licence' forward to a newer updated product. Garmins customer relationship is as bad as it can get.
Excerpt: Good value unit with mapping. It locks on quickly and reliably and you'll never get lost again. Also has all the features you're likely to need if you buy it with a City Navigator NT map. There are some problems: the bicycle mounts are poor quality so the unit rattles insufferably in them and may even switch itself off. People have used black insulating tape to pad out the mount, or buy a more robust aftermarket RAM mount which cradles the whole unit.
Excerpt: Навигатор отработал 3-и года.Сначала отказал слот для мини сд потом перестал ловить спутники,в ремонт никто не берёт ни официалы ни барыги. Я много нахожусь в лесу, особенно зимой,видимо просочилась вода и сделала своё дело.
Für ein Outdoor-Gerät eigentlich unzumutbar ' Material löst sich ...
Triplebull "Triplebull", Amazon
27 December 2010
Summary: Eigentlich ist das Legend HCx ja ein zuverlässiges Gerät, dass mir bis jetzt bei den widrigsten Bedingungen beiseite stand. Ich nutze das Gerät fast ausschließlich im Outdoor-Bereich. Insbesondere bei alpinen Touren im Sommer und Winter sowie bei ausgiebigen Touren mit dem Mountainbike leistet es gute Dienste.