Summary: The product is really all what I expected. I am very pleased with the purchase and simple to operate it. Usually use it for mountain biking and I believe that the device is ideal for mixed use on road and off road.
Summary: Works Good for Off-Road GeoCaching. Gets me Very Close to Chaches. Portable and Light. Great for Trails. Batteries Last a Long Time. I'm Sure There are Better GPS Receivers but the Price was Right for My Introduction to GeoCaching. Haven't tried any other uses. Only Comes with Maps for Major Highways/Freeways. Good Luck Once You're Off the Interstate Not Sure how to Install Local Street Maps. I'm not even turning it on Till I'm Within 5 Miles of Target.
Summary: Although the discription was of the newer model of vista (cx, or one with a color screen)was not correct, from the picture I could see it was not the right description so I was not supprised by the Item I recieved. The price was right and I am happy with the vista gps I recieved. The etrex line of gps recievers have been a solid line and will continue to be until they all turn to dust.
Summary: This GPS worked great for me most of the time. In the car or on the bike, it did everything I wanted with ease. But it doesn't hold a signal well under heavy tree cover. This was a big problem for me, since I'm a trail runner & backpacker, so I upgraded to the GPSMAP 60CSX. This problem isn't unique to the eTrex Vista, however; all the units with an internal antenna, even the new touch-screen Dakotas, have less than stellar reception.
Summary: Like: Nice 256-color TFT technology produces a bright, sunlight-readable display. Longer battery life for more hours of outdoor enjoyment. Waterproof to IPX7 standards. Dislike: The WAAS-enabled eTrex Vista CX uses up to 12 satellites. It took about 10 minutes to locate satellites at first, but after that it is pretty quick. In city between high building GPS receiver lost signal. The Vista Cx is non expandable with a new microSD HC memory card.
Summary: The unit is compact and good, pretty good graphics also, Maps from Garmin..semi expensive and only limited areas, Im in Connecticut and Garmin dosent have the 24 K Topo for this area, only the 100K. I guess i can live with that since the GPS was inexpensive.. If you want the higher detail from National Geographic (24 k )you need another brand that accepts it, I wouldn't mind spending more for a more detailed local area.