Summary: I bought this gps to find my way through the woods between known waypoints. While studying up on these devices I decided that I also wanted the barometric altimeter and the electronic compass. This was the best value gps that I found with these features.
Summary: I bought this GPS because it has many high quality features but was much cheaper than the newer models. I'm a novice to GPS and figured this GPS would do everything I needed and it does and then some!
Summary: I use this for hiking, hunting, and driving and it works great. The reason I went with this model is the ability to upload different maps like topos, and highway. I have yet to find somewhere that my eTrex loses its location.
Summary: I love this GPS. Previously, I had a Magellan handheld GPS (with dim black and white display). It worked well for about 5 years... getting me from point A to point B while I drove my family around California to visit relatives. Recently, I decided that I wanted more so I bought an eTrex Vista CX.
Summary: This little hand held GPS receiver is great. You can definitely get more expensive models with more bells and whistles, but this model has about everything a amateur needs. This is the second one I've bought and I love it. I do a lot of geocaching and it works very well for that.
Summary: My Garmin Vista continues to amaze me with the different ways we find to use it. As I become more familiar with its functions I see how useful it really is- for fun and for information. Thanks for a great product.