I owned an old Etrex Legend (gen 1?) that I wasn't happy with for the above
6 May 2012
Summary: Loads GPX files with Apple computers. Outstanding battery life, even with rechargable batteries. Big numbers screen, map display, color screen are nicer features. Fast satellite reception and extremely strong in holding signal
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.
A good unit without all of the bells and whistles.
20 January 2012
Summary: This is my first GPS hand held unit. I have a Garmin 5000 for my vehicle that I like very much. This etrex does not have a real compass or some other bells and whistles built in but functions very well for what it is intended to do.
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 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.
Summary: The color display is great for outdoor use. It is easily viewed while wearing polarized sunglasses, which cannot be said of any black and white display. The unit picks up well and has not lost reception under thick mature hardwood canopy. I have not lost signal anywhere yet.
The "bang for buck" choice for handheld GPS, but budget for maps.
Ryan Barnhart, Amazon
3 August 2011
Summary: Debated between this and the Garmin eTrex Vista HCx. Did I need the digital compass and altimeter of the Vista? No. The Legend is very sensitive and tracks my location via triangulation. So my direction of travel and elevation are always known.
Summary: I have played with a number of GPSs over the years and this one is one of the nicest. Considering the screen size, it is remarkable. My main use of the unit is as a logger when I run. I have the Garmin City Navigator maps on it and it is very accurate and pleasant to use.